In last weekends Sunday Times Local lady Alison Ritchie of Polar Ice, a dry ice manufacturer in Portarlington, gave her input into being mentored when she was growing the family business and she says a number of seasoned business people provided guidance and support as it grew into a multi million euro enterprise. “It can be a lonely place, at the top of a business. Endless decision making, ultimate responsibility and the pressure of keeping your ‘game face’ on in front of staff, customers and suppliers can be isolating. An experienced business mentor can help”
Mentors include Heather Ann McSharry, former Ireland MD of Reckitt Benckiser, experienced non executive director Geraldine Kelly and Sodexo boss Margot Slattery. All volunteered their services to Going for Growth (goingforgrowth.com), a peer to peer development initiative for female entrepreneurs.
Applications for ACORNS3 closing this Wednesday Sept. 27th, if you are, or know of a female led business, (trading no more than two years), serious about growing their startup business, then I would encourage you to apply for one of the 50 places available nationwide. www.acorns.ie