Members of Irish Girl Guides (IGG) will be honing their entrepreneurial skills throughout the month of November by selling cookies. A total of 30,000 packets of choc-chip cookies will be sold during Irish Girl Guides’ National Cookie Month, developing money management and business skills among IGG members, aged five onwards.
Alison Cowzer of Dragon’s Den is partnering with IGG for the initiative, with the choc-chip cookies themselves being produced in the factory that she co-founded, East Coast Bakehouse.
Commenting on the initiative, IGG Chief Commissioner Helen Concannon said: “The initiative has been given the hashtag #FutureCEOs, which stands for Creating Entrepreneur Opportunities, and it is hoped that all girls who get involved will develop and strengthen teamwork, communication, money management and goal-setting skills.
“We want to change the imbalance of the number of women in decision-making positions across the various sectors of society such as business, communities, companies and board rooms all around Ireland and beyond. And this begins by giving girls confidence.”
For more information, visit the IGG website.
Pictured above: Irish Girl Guides’ visit to Eastcoast Bakehouse, Drogheda. Pictured with co-founder Alison Cowzer are Shauna Rice, Georgia Rice, Aimee Rice, Holly Jordan, Sophie Cassidy, Ciara Guilfoyle, Katie Daly, Kate McMahon and Helen Wilson.
Photo Credit: Barry Cronin