Women Innovating Networking

Entrepreneurship for Women in the Service Sector

Networking as a means for motivating entrepreneurship for Women in underprivileged groups in the services

sector.  The project involved organisations from Spain, Poland, Lithuania, Germany,

Italy, UK and Latvia. They combined expertise on entrepreneurial

networking, family learning, recognition of prior knowledge with a purpose to help disadvantaged groups overcome social and

economic barriers, develop networks at a local, country and EU level, empower women for self development, encourage the learning climate for family business, approach new ancillary trades & develop strategies to reduce the start up risk to business initiatives. Women, young people and ethnic minorities, in rural and poorer urban areas. We organised project activities, ranging from awareness campaigns, skills and

knowledge transfer workshops, inter-generational experience exchange, formative evaluation, reviewing past experience, all drawing on networking to build

sustainable networks for post project action.

The project produced networks, a mentoring mechanism, entrepreneurship memories, a cultural heritage album, & individual development plans.










European partners visiting St. Mary’s Heritage Centre, Lichfield


European Partners & WMTL staff meet in Solingen, Germany



European partners hosted by Lord Mayor of Walsall