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Id 992
Year of submission 2016
01. Title of the measure Going for Growth
02. Country
03. Language English
04. Contact details
Responsible organisation Fitzsimons Consulting in association with the Gender Equality Division
Name and Surname of contact person Paula Fitzsimons
Street and number 6 James Terrace
Postal code
City Malahide
Country IE
E-mail of contact person
Website of organisation

05. SBA policy area Entrepreneurship education
06. Source EEPA - European Enterprise Promotion Award
07. Description of the measure Going for Growth harnesses the volunteer efforts of successful and high profile entrepreneurs and business women to facilitate peer learning and collaboration while building a powerful ongoing community network of ambitious female entrepreneurs who learn from and do business together.
08. Objectives Going for Growth encourages female owner managers to be ambitious in respect of their businesses and supports them to gain the entrepreneurial skills to achieve their growth goals.

09. Duration (dd/mm/yyyy)
Start Date 01/01/2009
End Date Measure open-ended
Other Information
10. Target group Ambitious Female Entrepreneurs
11. Have you consulted business organisations before submitting this measure? Yes
11.1 Comments/testimonial by business organisation/entrepreneur Feargal Quinn, Independent member of Seanad Éireann (Senator) and successful entrepreneur Dr Colm O’Gorman, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Dublin City University AJ Noonan, Chairman of Small Firms Association and successful entrepreneur
12. Why is this measure a success? Please give information on results and achievements. The outcomes are measured in qualitative (e.g. raised ambition, greater confidence) and quantitative terms (e.g. increases in turnover, new jobs created, and numbers trading internationally)
13. Problems that had to be overcome and lessons learned Going for Growth successfully demonstrates the manner in which female entrepreneurs, who are frequently less ambitious than their male counterparts, can be encouraged to aim for and achieve growth.
14. Information on the measure can be provided in the following languages
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