Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in sparsely populated Northern communities

W-Power works with women entrepreneurs in sparsely populated areas across Northern and Arctic communities, encouraging them to set-up, develop and grow their businesses. The project will achieve this through capasity building and providing opportunities for transnational learning as well as creating and piloting a gender-aware business support concept.


Map of reached SMEs.

During the W-Power project, over 800 female entrepreneurs were reached one way or another.

This Google Earth visualization showcases some SMEs from all project regions. Take a tour and have a closer look at the wide range of women led business in sparsely populated Northern regions!  


Project Manager Helena Puhakka-Tarvainen
Karelia University of Applied Sciences Ltd

Tel: +358 50 430 2418

W-Power Online Coffee Break allows you to join an online network of women entrepreneurs across the Northern Periphery and Artic

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These videos premiered during the Final Seminar Day for a live audience in Joensuu, Finland and at the same time transnationally for the online...

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For the last time, the W-Power project brings together female entrepreneurs and innovation & business support eco-system stakeholders from all regions...

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The gender-sensitive training concept has been one of the models and tools which have been created during the W-Power project aiming to help business...

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It will bring together female entrepreneurs and innovation and business support eco-system stakeholders from all regions associated with the W-Power...

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The W-Power -project looked for new business ideas to support female entrepreneurship. This autumn, the competition was organized regionally in North...

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Do you have a completely new business idea or are you considering expanding your current business into international markets? Or have you come up with...

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Female entrepreneurs from six countries across northern Europe travel to Jokkmokk, Sweden this week, to make business connections and develop their...

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Do you have a new business idea, are looking to grow globally or have an idea on how to support female entrepreneurship? We are supporting up to five...

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