Women in Global Business (WIGB) supports and inspires Australian businesswomen in taking their products and services to the world. It is a national program that offers women a central source of information and resources, support and connection.
WIGB is a joint Australian, State and Territory government initiative supported by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).
WIGB Mentoring aims to connect businesswomen with little or no international experience with businesswomen who already have substantial experience in international trade and investment.
If you are unsure whether your business is ready for export complete this tool.
Mentors and Mentees are welcome. A fee applies to register as a Mentee. Mentors volunteer their time.
To check your eligability for the program or register as a Mentor or Mentee or for more information click here
Congratulations to Margie Warrell, international businesswoman, author and speaker on her appointment as WIGB Champion and Ambassador.
Read more about Margie here.
We need your help to collect data on the experiences, motivations and challenges experienced by Australia's international businesswomen as they engage with overseas markets. The survey is anonymous and only takes 20 minutes to complete. It can be completed on any device and you can log on and log off as it suits. The survey results help to inform government policy and fill the critical gap in data in Australia about this cohort of exceptional businesswomen. Previous reports available for download from this site on the right hand column.
Complete survey here.
WIGB members, who have been profiled as featured case studies in WIGB Lore, have practical knowledge that comes from first-hand experience in achieving substantial success in international business. Read their answers to 10 questions about their experiences.
The Beryl Wilson Scholarship
Austrade established the Beryl Wilson Scholarship for Women in International Business in 2013 in recognition of Mrs Beryl Wilson, the first woman to be appointed as a trade commissioner in 1963. Beryl Wilson was appointed as Assistant Trade Commissioner in the Los Angeles office in 1963. She was later appointed the Deputy Director of the Department of Trade and Industry (now Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade).
The Beryl Wilson Austrade Scholarship for Women in International Business is for women enrolled full time in the final year of a master’s degree, by coursework, in international business or a Master of Business Administration with an international business specialisation.
The scholarship is not available to students undertaking a master’s degree by research.