Top cities for women entrepreneurs to thrive: Dublin

Top cities for women entrepreneurs to thrive: Dublin

Posted: Sat 28th Jan 2023

Dublin has a thriving tech scene and the ability to attract and foster growth of women-owned firms. According to the latest Dell Technologies WE Cities Index, Dublin is ranked the 23rd top city in the world that enables businesses founded by women to thrive.

Launched in 2016, the WE Cities Index measures and ranks cities around the world based on their ability to attract and support high-potential women entrepreneurs.

The index:

  • 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 Dublin and looking to expand your community and grow your business, scroll down to find networks to join, spaces to work from and fearless entrepreneurs who we admire.

Business networks for female entrepreneurs in Dublin

  • Going for Growth – For ambitious female entrepreneurs across all sectors who are located in the Republic of Ireland

  • Enterprise Ireland – Recognising that Ireland's economic success will be driven by increasing the number of women taking part in entrepreneurship

  • Women Inspire Network – A group of dynamic women in business who get things done

  • Network Ireland – A progressive and dynamic organisation supporting the professional and personal development of women in business

  • Awaken Hub – Events, advice and access to like-minded female founders and allies

  • 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 Dublin-based business owners

Workspaces in Dublin

  • Huckletree – The home of some of the world's most ambitious high-growth tech and international expansion brands

  • Dogpatch Labs – Flexible space helping to accelerate the growth of start-ups and scale-ups

  • Grafter House – Offering a dedicated place to work, rest and play

  • CoCreate – Space dedicated to freelancing designers, developers, web designers, programmers, video artists, game developers, and more

  • The Masonry – A unique refurbished historic property in the heart of Dublin

  • Fumbally Exchange – A not-for-profit movement of creative and innovative professionals who share co-working spaces

  • The Tara Building – An environment to form connections and make friends

Female founder members we admire

  • Síne Dunne, founder of Siest Sleep, a sleep business that helps people sleep with its weighted products

  • Sarah Naylor, founder of Sarah Naylor Academy, who empowers students to start their own businesses once qualified

  • Sarah-Marie Rust, founder of e-mobility intelligence platform EVE

  • Ellen Ryall, co-founder of ReFunk Upcycling, a platform that helps people buy, sell and upcycle second-hand furniture

  • Emma Kennedy, founder and CEO of Grafter, which provides luxury flexible workspaces

Visit DWEN WEcities to find out how your city is working for you

Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Led by founder, Emma Jones CBE, Enterprise Nation connects you to the resources and expertise to help you succeed.

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