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Women's jobs forum

FEMALE Irish entrepreneurs with a combined turnover of €46m are gathering to discuss how they can expand job growth.

The Going for Growth National Forum takes place in Kildare this week and is being funded by the ESF, Enterprise Ireland and the Equality for Women Measure, Department of Justice and Equality. Between them the women currently employ 470 people.

Lead entrepreneurs include Elaine Coughlan, co-founder of the Atlantic Bridge software technology fund, Mary McKenna, managing director of Tour America, and Eileen Bergin of the Butler's Pantry chain, who will join the likes of former architect and hat designer, Ashling Maher, Emmeline Hill of Equinome, and Joanna Murphy of Protherm Ltd.