Economy. Manche: a competition for women entrepreneurs

In 2022, the association had 126 business leaders from La Manche with diverse profiles and activities. (©Chloé TRIDERA/La Presse de la Manche)

for the 8me consecutive year, the association Tous pour Elles – Dare to undertake organizes a competition for women entrepreneurs or have the project of create your business. The goal? Giving women the opportunity to embark on entrepreneurship.

The initiative is a continuation of the actions carried out throughout the year by the association and “consists of fighting against inequalities between men and women in the field of business creation, supporting and accompanying women entrepreneurs and thus breaking its isolation », emphasizes Aurélie L’Hotelier, president of the association and manager of the events agency IS’Event, in Cherbourg (Manche).

€600 and €1,200 up for grabs for the winners

Therefore, the association offers aspiring or beginning entrepreneurs the opportunity to enter the arena to defend their ambitions. in four categories depending on the progress of your creation project, takeover and the time of activity in the Channel.

Last year, we had a lot of applications for the Emerging category. With the health crisis, some women have taken the opportunity to retrain and think more about creating their own business.

Sandrine Poulainmanager of the Café du Port, in Cherbourg

The winners of each category will be awarded a prize of €1,200. The jury, made up of members of the association, EDF, Orano, Caisse d’Épargne Normandie, Cerfrance, CCI Ouest Normandie and the Maison de l’emploi et de la formation, will also award a “Coup de Coeur” award valued at €600 in each category.

Winner of the Emergence Prize in 2020, Laura Etasse is categorical: “Increase confidence! Being a business leader is synonymous with doubts. Thanks to that, I was able to understand that I was on the right path.”

the categories

For women with a project underway, with a creation planned for 2023 in La Manche.

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For women who have created or taken over a business in La Manche and have been active for less than six months.

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For women who have created or taken over a company in La Manche and have been there for more than six months and less than three years.

For women with a business in the Canal for more than three years, with a significant increase in billing or hiring or a new establishment.

“Boost Confidence! »

The owner of the Comptoir Colibri store in Valognes and now vice president of the association adds:

Even if you don’t win, the simple presentation of your project is an opportunity to make it grow or put it into perspective.

laura etasse

To participate, the association asks the candidates to adhere to the values ​​that All for them transmits, based on “the valorization of businesswomen”, summarizes Aurélie L’Hotelier. Applications will be distributed from January 12 to February 24, 2023midnight.

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