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Product name: Development of Women's Enterprise Mainstreaming Network


Development of Women's Enterprise Mainstreaming Network, in particular the Mersey Partnership brought together key players to promote women's enterprise agenda across the region and increased awareness of economic impact of women being active in enterprise at sub regional and regional level.


Creation of regional women’s enterprise strategies in line with national Strategic Framework for Women’s Enterprise to which members of AWE made a significant contribution. Announcement in the 2005 pre-budget report that all RDA’s will be required to include women’s enterprise in their regional economic strategies and the establishment of a national Task Force for Women’s Enterprise. Regional women’s enterprise coordinators meet regularly to share best practice.

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Main theme of intervention

Culture and Conditions

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Project name

Accelerating Women's Enterprise

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Contact information

Dinah Bennett

University of Durham