The world’s fastest-growing woman business: Nicole Junkermann
Nicole Junkman is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of The Irish Girl Entrepreneurship Society (IGES).
The society aims to encourage young women to start their own businesses and encourage the growth of Irish women in the technology, finance, fashion and hospitality sectors.
Her company, The Irish Girls, is a range of small, independent businesses and services across Ireland, including a beauty brand called The Girl in a Box and a food service company.
In a recent interview with The Irish News, Junkerman’s husband, Richard, said she was a natural for her role as an entrepreneur.
“She is the kind of person who loves her job and the business.
She is also a very strong-willed person.
And, for her, the work ethic is really important.
It’s a real honour to have her as an employee.
She loves the work, loves her customers, loves the people around her,” said Richard.
According to The Irish Express, The Girl’s sales grew by almost half in the first three months of 2017 compared to the same period last year.
As part of the IGES, Junkman runs The Irishgirl.com, which aims to give women a voice in the Irish tech, finance and fashion industries.
While she said she would like to open more businesses, she said that her focus is more on her business and family.
The girl entrepreneurs are encouraged to take on new projects to increase their chances of success.
She has also set up a business mentoring program, with help from a specialist business consultant and a team of people.
“We are doing something very special here in Ireland.
We are building an industry to give girls a voice.
We will continue to do this.
The only way you can do that is to have a team, people to support you and a real business,” said Junkerman.
ICANN’s chief executive, Joanne Peters, said the industry is one of the most vibrant in the world.
“”There is a global need for the industry to expand and diversify and the Girl Entrepreneurism Society has the skills to deliver the jobs and growth that Ireland desperately needs.
This is an industry that is growing at a pace unmatched in the country, with more than 200,000 businesses opening in 2017 and more than $11 billion being invested by businesses across the globe,” said Peters.
Kirk Reilly, who works in the tech industry, said it was great to see more female entrepreneurs.”
It is fantastic to see a woman in a leadership position and to see them succeeding in the industry,” he said.
But, he added, that the industry needs to develop more diverse leadership and mentoring programmes.”
The business is still very male-dominated, there are still very few women in that leadership role, and the way they’re mentoring is very men-focused.
Women should be leading the way in the business because that’s what they’re good at and that’s how we can get the best out of them,” said Reilly.
More:The Irish Girl is a registered charity and is based in the capital, Dublin.