A short summary of the WiRE Program
We assist and support RRR women entrepreneurs progressing their business and career dreams. The aim of the WiRE program is to promote and cultivate women entrepreneurship and innovation in rural, regional and remote (RRR) Australia, and particularly Queensland, through delivering an integrated capacity building program. The objective of the WiRE program is to promote entrepreneurship through enhancing individual and organisational awareness, participation, skills, entrepreneurial behaviour, competencies and capacity, building support networks, sharing knowledge, growing resilient communities and creating sustainable change in particularly the Queensland region.
WHAT WE WANT TO ACHIEVE
In the short-term:
Bright ideas of women anywhere in RRR Australia can be actioned and brought to the market through the WiRE Program
Cultivate more RRR women entrepreneurs with the right skills
Increase early stage funding for RRR women entrepreneurs
Help women grow their business through digital skills and tools
Enhance an entrepreneurial awareness and culture in RRR Australia
In the long term:
Increase women-owned businesses
Increase self-employment and employment opportunities
Increase women’s access to finance and enhance their life-long financial position
Increase innovation capacity and entrepreneurship
Build rural economies through women’s innovation
Re-design the rural innovation eco-system
The program endeavours to stimulate entrepreneurial activity and innovative behaviour, create important networks and help maximise participants' growth in addition to providing them with access to mentors, expert advice, and access to new markets.
The experienced program leadership team has conducted several international programs to empower women through entrepreneurship and innovation. Find out more about these projects.