The WISE Project is a FREE programme open to women of all ages who have the potential and the desire to play a more active role in the labour force. It is for women who are neither employed or unemployed - in that they are not in direct receipt of Jobseeker's Benefit. Women who are claiming One Parent Family Payment, Carers Allowance, Disability Allowance, Widow's Pension or not claiming anything at all, are eligible for the programme.


WISE Employment Advisers, Penny Brennan (Buncrana), Michelle Gallagher (Dungloe) and Grainne Boyle (Letterkenny) show women how, with their support and guidance, they can explore and access the opportunities available in Donegal for employment, self-employment and education.

The WISE Project is co-funded by the Department of Justice and Equality and the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the ESP Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020. It is one of the projects that is co-ordinated and supported by People 1st, which is particularly proud to be awarded the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Platinum Award Winner 2018.

If you would like to see what the WISE Women can do for you, contact your nearest Adviser using the contact details below...

Michelle Gallagher (Dungloe)

Tel: 086 145 2249

E: m.gallagher@people-1st.ie

Grainne Boyle (Letterkenny)

Tel: 086 145 2250

E: g.boyle@people-1st.ie

Penny Brennan (Buncrana)


Tel: 086 145 2249

E: p.brennan@people-1st.ie

Client Testimonials

"If you just need CV building advice or help to put a foot it a door - look no further! My experience with the ladies in WISE Project has been nothing but positive. they helped me build my confidence in my resumé by directing me through my interview preparation process. They have offered me moral support, constructive feedback and have put me in touch with an employer I didn't know of, who turned out to be a great match!"


The WISE Women Project Aontas Star award

We are pleased to announce that the WISE Women Project have won the Aontas Star Award 2019!!

Aontas Star Award Winners 2019

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