Women at Work

The Women@Work programme supports women to find employment that is sustainable, focusing on long-term career goals. It is particularly relevant to women who are  returning to work following a career break or have relocated to Ireland. Participants are supported in identifying their future goals and existing key strengths. This is achieved through strengths-based coaching and mentoring.

A unique feature of this programme is the partnerships we have with business. Training is delivered through a series of business-led workshops. This gives women direct insight into the world of work and an opportunity for career clinics with business.

The programme is jointly funded by Business in the Community Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland.

Women@Work Programme offers the following services

  • 1:1 career coaching and personalised career planning
  • Business-led workshops
  • Help with job applications CV and LinkedIn profile
  • Interview coaching
  • Access to extensive business links
  • Network building

Participate in the programme, download the application form.


Women@Work aims to reach women who are distanced from the work place.

Additional Criteria:

• Participants must be eligible to work in Ireland
• Participants must not be currently working

For Social Welfare recipients, we can accept the following payments:

• Lone parents, Carers and Disability allowance
• Jobseekers allowance

• Submit application form to the Women@Work email
• Attend online information session
• Formal registration
• 2 hours per week for 6 weeks including business-led workshops, compulsory attendance (please check dates on registration)
• 1:1 coaching with Employment Advisor (3 sessions)
• Opportunities for mentoring programmes with business

The deadline for applications for the January intake is Friday 20th January 2023. To register for the Information session, please fill out this application form and email it to womenatwork@bitc.ie

Testimonials from past participants:

As a job seeker, I was faced with a lot of rejection. The moral support I got from the Women@Work programme encouraged me to keep going and not give up on finding a suitable employment. The programme helped to stay connected with other women in the same situation and have peer support. Also, the mentoring and workshops on the programme helped me a lot in my job search and my application process. It helped me to prepare better for job interviews and gain more confidence in my self. I am so grateful that I had this much support during my journey. ”

The workshops and the help made me feel like I can do this. It was nice to have someone to talk to throughout the process. I am so happy to be back working again after so long”.

Before the Women@Work programme I would not have had the confidence to apply never mind start a course. I am really happy I did. This will give me more opportunities in the future”.

For more information please contact
Gail Fitzgerald