Posted: Sun 29th Jan 2023
New research has identified Belfast as the 34th top city in the world for women entrepreneurs to do more, scale their businesses faster and thrive.
First launched in 2016, the Dell Technologies WE Cities Index measures and ranks cities around the world based on their ability to attract and support high-potential women entrepreneurs.
showcases how technology connects all other aspects of the business environment (markets, capital, talent and culture)
provides recommendations for business owners and officials alike to improve systems from the inside out, and
profiles global centres of commerce by their overall suitability for women who scale
If you're a female entrepreneur based in Belfast and looking to expand your community and grow your business, scroll down to find networks to join, spaces to work from, and inspiring events to attend.
Women In Business – Northern Ireland's largest and fastest-growing business network for women
Ulster Bank Accelerator – Supports UK entrepreneurs in taking their business to the next level
Evolve – Supporting female founders, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and leaders from all walks of life
NI Business Info – Access free business support from your local council, including tailored one-to-one mentoring sessions
So She Did – A free programme that helps female students identify business opportunities, validate their ideas and start a side hustle or new venture
InnovateHer – A unique extracurricular enterprise support programme that encourages entrepreneurial thinking in female students
Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network – Join a global network and connect with inspirational female founders to help achieve your business goals
Enterprise Nation membership – If you're not already a member, sign up today to access exclusive content, a trusted community, and tailored resources for Belfast-based business owners and beyond
LoftSpace – An open-plan, member-focused co-working office that offers a stress-free work environment
Glandore – A family business of flexible offices, founded by Michael Kelly and his three daughters
Clockwise – Ideal for women-led business owners who need a professional workspace
Urban HQ – Right in the heart of Belfast's business district
Ormeau Baths – Facilitates deep creative work and collaboration between local entrepreneurs
NI Business Info – Holds a range of events from networking to practical presentations
Women In Business Awards – Celebrating the dedication and achievements of the most successful entrepreneurial land inspiring businesswomen throughout Northern Ireland
Ladies Who Launch – Webinars covering finance tips and how to scale your small business
Visit DWEN WEcities to find out how your city is working for you
Take the first step to successfully starting and growing your business.