Toulouse is a wonderful city, with impressive architecture, great public transport and a plethora of green spaces. The ‘pink city’ is attracting a growing community of international families. Known for being the European capital of aeronautics and space, France’s fourth largest city boasts a long history of technical innovation and a forward thinking attitude. Practically located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic ocean, close to the Pyrenées and the Spanish border beyond, Toulouse also boasts a fantastic location for growing businesses.
An inspiring community of women in business in Toulouse are collectively challenging workplace norms, with creative entrepreneurial ventures in a variety of disciplines. Many busy mums are following their passion, choosing to work from home or becoming “digital nomads” and freelancers, using online market places or social media to reach their target audiences. From the hospitality industry to engineers, business consultants to health practitioners to educators and performing artists, women are making waves across many industries with an increasing number of successful female-owned businesses in Toulouse and surrounding region.
Founded in 2011 by Hérault-based expat entrepreneur Annette Morris, Languedoc Jelly is a group for the many freelancers and home-workers living and working in the area (both women and men). The group organises free events for a mix of Anglophone and French entrepreneurs to work together and share ideas in a friendly environment. Women’s International Network Toulouse a non-profit group of over 100 women expatriates from around the world living in the Toulouse area to network and engage with their local community. They host monthly happy hours and a series of workshops. Mampreneures is a fantastic national network for female entrepreneurs, with fantastic support for mum-owned Businesses in Toulouse. They host regular “mamcafés” meet-ups and events for busy mums in Toulouse.
Toulouse Entrepreneurs is another friendly, relaxed group for entrepreneurs (women and men or anyone wishing to become one) to expand their network, find new business opportunities and discuss the latest news in business. Osez Entreprendre Au Féminin is a new French-speaking group for ambitious women executives, CEOs and entrepreneurs in Toulouse to share their experiences and learn from talented, like minded women to develop their businesses. They organise workshops, breakfasts, training, conferences and events. Lab’Oikos is a coworking space for entrepreneurs and freelancers, dedicated to enhancing the “positive economy”, with an emphasis on community and an eco-friendly approach.
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