The workshops – delivered by PowerPac – have been introduced by East Belfast Enterprise and started with an introductory event on community involvement on Thursday, July 26.
PowerPac is a women’s support programme delivered through trainers, mentors and speakers. The introductory event took place at City East from 10am-12.30pm and saw local community groups showcase volunteering and fundraising opportunities.
Chris Lyttle MLA said: “I applaud the work of PowerPac in bringing this essential service to East Belfast. These workshops are a fantastic opportunity for women, providing them with expert advice to enhance all areas of their lives.
“Through this essential programme local women will receive support and information on many skills, including entrepreneurship, networking, online communications, work-life balance and nutritional advice – all of which can be taken and adapted to their own circumstances.
“With a high number of elected women, the Alliance Party has a proven track record in leading change on gender issues. The work of programmes like PowerPac are essential in addressing the barriers women face, as we continue to work towards erasing the gender inequality gap.”