The MillInvolved in a Rural Women Entrepreneurship Programme

In June 2022 we joined a European project, working in collaboration with institutions from Spain, Cyprus and Latvia on the development of a programme that aims to support rural women who want to set up their own business. Read more about the project below.

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GREENWORAL project objectives:

  • empower adult women in rural areas
  • equip them with new digital and green entrepreneurship skills
  • promote entrepreneurial and innovative activities that are beneficial for the natural environment and with financial profitability for rural women
  • encourage and facilitate the improvement of the lives and livelihoods of the population in the rural areas
  • correct the imbalance between startups between men and women
  • achieve a balance between the use of natural resources and the maintenance of income in these areas

Benefitsto participants

  • A FREE online course delivered by TU Dublin.
  • Self-paced learning online with 2 days in person in The Mill Enterprise Hub.
  • Access to free mentorship.
  • Guest speakers – inspiring women entrepreneurs.
  • Certified by UPCT (Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena) in Spain


Course schedule:

April 2023-May 2023

Course syllabus (2 weeks per module):

  • Digital skills
  • Green entrepreneurship
  • Business skills
  • Soft skills

Who isthis course for?

  • You live in a rural area, come from a rural background, or would like to open a business in a rural area.
  • You don’t have any experience in running a business, or you’ve tried and would like to do it again.
  • You are a patient disciplined learner with ambition to set up your own business.
  • You are passionate about sustainability, climate change and saving the environment for future generations.

Goals ofgreen entrepreneurship

  • Creating and implementing solutions to environmental problems
  • Supporting local ecology
  • Contribute to the green economy
  • Creating a business model that is economically profitable, environmentally conscious and creates social value.

Module 1Digital Skills

  • Information processing
  • Use and management of the virtual Classroom
  • Introduction to computer science
  • Digital content creation
  • Online collaboration tools
  • Using social networks Computer
  • security & troubleshooting
  • Time management & project management tools

Module 2Green Entrepreneurship

  • Introduction to entrepreneurship and enterprise purpose
  • Introduction to Sustainable Development
  • Climate change & the environment
  • Social issues & climate justice
  • Application of the principles of doughnut economics to business context

Module 3Business

  • Generating business ideas
  • Evaluating project strengths & weaknesses
  • Main legal forms of small business
  • Business management
  • Preparing a business plan

Module 4Soft Skills

  • Introduction to Soft Skills
  • Communication & Active Listening Skills
  • Leadership & Teamwork Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management

Further informationand Application form

More details on the project and our partners on the official website. To apply click here or scan the QR code

To download the brochure click on the picture


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