About The Connect Programme

The innovative Connect Programme is Northern Ireland’s première women's development programme, aimed at encouraging and supporting the progression of women hoping to enter the workplace, through employment or self-employment.

Connect is funded by The Department for the Economies, The Euopean Social Fund and Belfast City Council.

The programme is FREE and fully flexible offering participants expert advice, guidance and friendship through a dynamic package of practical services to help women make the transition.

The 3 part programme offers women a continuum of support with intensive training, mentoring and peer support with the freedom and flexibility to attend as much or as little as you need.

This programme is exclusively for women who are economically inactive or working/ studying less than 16 hours per week.

Our website provides a comprehensive breakdown of membership benefits and details of how to register.



Who runs the The Connect Programme?

Women in Business Limited have developed the new Connect Programme in partnership with East Belfast Enterprise. With almost 2000 members Women in Business is the largest and fastest growing network for business women in Northern Ireland.

  • WIB Purpose  

          To increase the number of business women who contribute positively to the economy and society
  • WIB Vision

          To positively impact every members business
  • WIB Mission

          To be the most innovative and effective regional business network with global connections
Women in Business have just launched an ambitious new strategy offering its members exclusive benefits, powerful programmes and networking opportunities and all at a greater affordability.  You can find out more about becoming a full Women in Business member on the main Women in Business website.
Sign up to the Connect Programme HERE
For any further queries around the programme please email

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2nd Floor, Millennium House, 17-25 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7AQ
Tel: 0845 607 6041