The EmpowerWOMENt project kicked-off in Mortagua,( PORTUGAL ) on 19/20 January 2017 kindly hosted by the project partner, IEBA. Partners presented their organizations and the state-of-the-art of the women entrepreneuring at country level. The main objectives and key-issues as well as the main tasks of the EmpowerWOMENt project had been also analyzed. Partners agreed on management issues and scheduled the next steps of the project. The meeting aimed to promote the inter-knowledge of the entities and representatives, to analyze and discuss the objectives of the project, to plan its activities and the methodologies to achieve the expected results In conjunction with each partnership meeting, the project provides for the organization of activities that promote the involvement of the partnership with local ecosystems to support entrepreneurship and with women entrepreneurs. These activities can take the organizational form that the partner hosting the meeting considers more appropriate to the context and local community where it acts. Thus, the IEBA promoted a non-formal networking event, associated with the national habit of drinking coffee after lunch and talking, inviting a group of entities and people from the local ecosystem of entrepreneurship, Support for women and women entrepreneurs.