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Female Founders Program

About the Female Founders Program

The Female Founders Program aims to provide resources and support to help women launch and grow successful businesses. Through a combination of training, mentorship and networking opportunities, the program seeks to increase the number of successful female entrepreneurs, promote greater representation of women in business leadership roles, and contribute to positive economic outcomes for women and their communities.


The Female Founders Program encompasses Tech Ready Women, a NSW-based, female founded business providing women with access to mentors and connections within the startup community. An 8-week startup program has been specifically designed to help you test and launch your idea in the market. Throughout the program you will be supported by mentors, ensuring you get access to the best advice, education and networks to help you to succeed on your startup journey


The program is available to female founders with a focus on early-stage support for women from all demographic groups.

Application process and key dates

Applications for the Female Founder Program (cohort 2, February 2024 Intake) will open on 30 October 2023, closing on 11 December 2023. Find out more.External Link

Contact us

Contact Tech Ready Women for more information.