Welcome to Boss Ladies Ireland
What is Boss Ladies Ireland:
Boss Ladies Ireland is an online community for female entrepreneurs in Ireland. Ireland has the highest gender gap in self-employment in the EU (Enterprise Ireland). Additionally, women are underrepresented in the field of entrepreneurship and account for only 10% of total Venture Capital funding in Ireland. Our mission is to change the landscape of entrepreneurship for women in Ireland.
At Boss Ladies Ireland, we are offering support to female owned businesses in a number of different ways. Firstly, we are building a community of strong female entrepreneurs where we can support one another. As the Seanfhocal goes “Ni neart a cur le cheile”. We want to make sure that we are empowering one another especially in an area where women are underrepresented.
Secondly, we are offering free promotion on our Instagram page to female owned businesses (currently over 7,000 followers). The idea behind this is to give exposure to local female businesses in Ireland using social media platforms to reach as many people as possible. Additionally we are providing “Tips and Tricks” where we offer practical advice for any female entrepreneur who is building a business irrespective of whether the business is at the start up stage or is an established business that is trying to expand and make a name for the business and the female entrepreneur on social media and in e-commerce.
Lastly, we have built an online directory for all the Boss Ladies of Ireland. With our online directory we are offering a paid listing for female owned businesses. We want to make it easy to support female owned businesses with the click of the button.With all the restrictions currently in place due to the Covid 19 pandemic we are offering an alternative way for female run businesses to tap into the digital world and expand their profile and business to communities that would not previously have known about their business.
How it works:
If you’re a business you can simply select add a listing at the top of this page and you will be brought through the process of setting up your listing. A listing on our directory also includes access to our private Facebook page, inclusion in our gift guides and also grid shares on our Instagram page which has over 7,000 followers.
If you’re a consumer, you can use our directory to find female owned businesses and support them. You can search by keyword, category or location. Each business has a profile page with more details about their business and links to their websites and stores.
Why use Boss Ladies Ireland:
Boss Ladies Ireland is here to make it easy to support female entrepreneurs in Ireland and help them grow and scale their business. By using Boss Ladies Ireland you are helping to support a business owners dream and helping them to generate more awareness about their brand.
Who is behind Boss Ladies Ireland:
Emily and Lucy are two sisters from Dublin who are passionate about female entrepreneurship and e-commerce. Emily, working in the tech industry, has seen equality at entry level jobs in this sector but has noticed that as women move further up the pecking order that this equality begins to disappear. In her University courses both here in Ireland and abroad, Lucy has noticed that examples of good entrepreneurs and innovative leaders are more likely to be men rather than women and in many cases examples of female entrepreneurs are completely omitted. That is why the set-up Boss Ladies Ireland.
Check out our Instagram: @bossladiesireland