Today marks National Women's Enterprise Day which aims to promote, encourage and stimulate female entrepreneurship across Ireland. Manager of the digital and tech-focused Cavan Digital Hub, Leanne Connell highly recommends connecting with peers for some much-needed support in the arena.
She is passionate about stimulating the tech sector locally and is aware of the obstacles women can often face. Ms Connell highlighted how self-belief and a can-do attitude often eliminates some of the main hurdles along the way.
She said Cavan Digital Hub is hoping to tackle the lack of female entrepreneurship by developing an initiative next year aimed at women in tech. "What I've learned from Cavan Digital Hub is that leaning on a peer network is invaluable. Identify a mentor who has been there, done that and work with them - use them as a guide.
"While there are a host of superb female entrepreneurs in the Cavan region, there is a lack of female engagement in the tech sector. This is something Cavan Digital Hub is hoping to tackle by developing an initiative aimed at women in tech in 2023," added Ms Connell.