Handbook on Sustainable Female Entrepreneurship 

The handbook addresses the roles and social contexts of women working in microenterprises, specific issues in their career and working life, the organizational processes that affect them, and the role of women as leaders in business.

Click below to download the document.

Handbook – XFEM_Final_EN

Dissemination Conference and Business Fair 

The event «The Voices of Female Entrepreneurship» took place on the 18th, 19th and 20th of May at the Templo da Poesia, in Oeiras.

Once again, it was an event that exceeded all our expectations. Participants in the event are themselves an active part and their participation is encouraged by debates and networking initiatives, which invite interaction and sharing.

The second day, dedicated to business training, brought together speakers with very diverse skills, who generously shared their knowledge with the participants, as they believe that this sharing benefits everyone, by empowering the entrepreneurial ecosystem in which we all conduct our business.

Here we highlight the debut of the MAO Talks, a lecture format inspired by the TED Talks and which brought together the trainers of the XTeam-FEM project. It was a very enriching moment of testimonies that created empathy and recognition among the participants, as many of the challenges we face are shared and, when we talk openly about them, everything becomes simpler.

We also had a lecture by the National Agency for Erasmus Plus, represented by Eugénia Inácio, who presented this very interesting program for all entrepreneurs working in the field of adult education and who also gave an interview for the Podcast Mulheres à Obra, presented by Liliana Marques.

Our StoryTellMe partner, Teresa Valente, presented the XTeam-FEM project, which made it possible to disseminate the project and our project’s resources, with emphasis on the online free courses developed by our team of trainers.



Our online Bootcamp for female entrepreneurs took place on the 16th and 17th of February 2023. It had 210 registrations, with an average participation in each presentation of 50 people.
The event was a success, obtaining a satisfaction score of 4.4, on a scale of 1 to 5. All participants who responded to the satisfaction survey indicated that they would like us to hold more similar events.


February 16th
9:30 am – Welcome
10:00 – Teresa Valente: «Erasmus Plus Projects: the XTeam-FEM project»
10:30 – Camila Rodrigues: «Strategic leadership in entrepreneurship»
11:00 – Paula Duarte: «Discover your Purpose»
11:30 – Rita Nunes: «Networking 1.0 – The bases for getting results in your business»
12:00 – 14:30: Lunch
14:30 – Raquel Pelicano: «Concretize – from Idea to Action»
15:00 – Rita Bernardino: «SOS Master your emotions»
15:30 – Networking with Team MAO

February 17th
10:00 – Sandra Caracol: «F.R.E.E. – Reconnect and Empower Yourself »
10:30 – Regina Courela: «Monetize – Turn your talent into a business»
11:00 – Marcelle Rebelo: «Creative writing in sales»
11:30 – Sandra Félix: «Buy Time in your Agenda»
12:00 – 14:00: Lunch
14:00 – Discussion with Stephanie Reiner (ISOB): The importance of lifelong learning in female entrepreneurship
15:00 – Deliberation with Stephanie Reiner (ISOB): Training Expectations and needs of female entrepreneurs