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Women Entrepreneurs

Women Entrepreneurs

At Women in Travel, we not only believe that women should think of entrepreneurship as a viable option, but also, that entrepreneurship can be a key to women empowerment, enabling individuals to take control of their earning and their many commitments.

Women in Travel is here to help!

Our entrepreneurship support includes:

Entrepreneurship Programmes


  • An ERDF project run by Women in Travel CIC, in partnership with Cornwall-based Permanently Brilliant.
  • Aimed at creative women based in Southeast Cornwall, makers/crafters/artists wanting to sell their creations, including to tourists.
  • We offer 12 hours of FREE support through one to one mentoring, advice on selling, business & employability workshops, confidence training and Meet the Buyer events.
  • There is potential to access a further CLLD grant of £2.5K+ for things such machinery, marketing or even drawing a salary.

Eligibility – To be eligible you must be a woman located in the CLLD core or functional areas who have either:

  1. a) not run a business or been self-employed before (i.e. never registered with HMRC) and are not currently on another ERDF funded programme or receiving ERDF grant.
  2. b) an existing business, who can also be receiving other ERDF support

For more information contact [email protected]

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One-to-one Mentoring

Flexible, one to one mentoring and coaching for solo-, micro- and start up entrepreneurs.

Whether you are running a travel and tourism business and wanting to take the next step; hoping to launch a business, address existing challenges or clarifying your purpose Alessandra can help you find the answer through highly customised interventions that range from a one-off conversation to several months but are always, wholly tailored to your needs and affordable.

Contact us for more info

Mentoring Circles

Our facilitated circles aim to provide you with your own mini-boardroom.

They deliver targeted, confidential, collaborative, and open-minded support and never-ever feel judgemental or biased. They are structured around 3 level of needs. Click below to find out which circle is right for you!

Click here to see our circles


  • I was delighted to be involved in the 2016 Women in Travel session at WTM. I believe strongly in equality and equal opportunity and it is great to see such a positive and affirming event which recognises and celebrates success for women in the travel industry and hopefully gives inspiration to others who may feel that they need support or encouragement. Hearing success stories and a recognition that gender equality helps both females and males and needs to address issues for both sexes was valuable and instructive and a good springboard for future events and sessions. Keep up the great work!
    Giles HawkeCEO Cosmos, Avalon Waterway, Archers Holidays
  • An inspirational conference in London as part of the World Travel Market. Expertly arranged by Alessandra Alonso, the passionate and heartfelt address of the women of the panel made me realise, that whatever the profession, women are having to deal with the same, gender related issues.
    Saskia ConstantinouCEO, Apollon Connection, Cyprus
  • It was a great event Alessandra, BRAVO to you for organising it!
    Sarah TowleFounder, Time Travelers Tours

Looking to discuss options further?

Feel free to get in touch with Women in Travel (CIC) by using the form below. We will aim to be in touch with you within 24 hours.