EMPOWER Programme

Female Entrepreneur Programme for Galway, Mayo and Roscommon

EMPOWER is a women’s entrepreneurship programme which is run by the GMIT iHubs. The EMPOWER Programme is free to participants and aims to fast track female-led businesses in the region.

EMPOWER is funded by the Department of Justice and Equality and the European Social Fund.   EMPOWER I commenced in October 2017 with 34 females being selected onto cycle one and 30 being selected onto cycle two in October 2018. EMPOWER I was open to female entrepreneurs in counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.   

EMPOWER II commenced in July 2020 and will run until March 2022. The region was expanded to include female entrepreneurs based in counties Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.

EMPOWER deliver two different programmes:  

EMPOWER START for early stage ideas or businesses operating for less than 18 months.

EMPOWER GROWTH for females with established businesses looking to growth and scale their enterprise. 
For further information about the programme visit www.empowerher.ie and join the social media platforms 



Further Information: 

This project is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.