Inspiring Australian women to international success


Welcome to Women in Global Business

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Women in Global Business is a joint Australian, State and Territory Governmentsinitiative

Businesses owned and operated by women are one of the fastest growing business segments. This national program supports more businesswomen to take their products and services to the world. The Women in Global Business program aims to increase female participation in international trade and deliver greater economic benefit and job creation. To women in business it offers a central source of information and resources, support and connection.

We invite you to join our network and refer us to your friends. Joining is free.




SAVE THE DATE! Speaker Series returns between 16 and 29 October 2014

Lodge your expression of interest to attend by selecting the event date. Time: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm,  except Launceston 4-6 pm.

Brisbane                                                     16 October

Canberra                                                    17 October

Melbourne                                                  21 October

Hobart and Launceston                                22 October

Sydney                                                      24 October

Perth                                                         28 October

Adelaide                                                    29 October


 WIGB Mentoring

Mentoring Program

Registrations for the Winter 2014 mentoring intake are now closed. The next intake is Summer 2015 for which registrations will open in September 2014.  

WIGB Mentoring aims to connect businesswomen with little or no international experience with businesswomen who already have substantial experience in international trade and investment.

Read about the experiences of a WIGB Mentee and Mentor highlighted in AIGroup’s Industry newsletter, pg 37.

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


The Beryl Wilson Scholarship 2014 winner announced

 Beryl_WilsonA Perth-based mid-career professional with a background in biomedical science and the pharmaceutical industry is the inaugural winner of the Beryl Wilson Austrade Scholarship for Women in International Business.

 The Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb announced Louise Clunies-Ross as the scholarship winner.

"This scholarship has been named in honor of Beryl Wilson – who became a pioneer of Australian women in international business when posted to Austrade’s Los Angeles office in 1963, and then becoming Australia’s first female Trade Commissioner," Mr Robb said. Read more

 Read an interview with Louise Clunies-Ross




Success Stories


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.

 Have a look at inspirational Australian women here


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Speaker Series 2014



Speaker Series coming soon!

Brisbane     16 October

Canberra    17 October

Melbourne  21 October

Hobart and Launceston  22 October

Sydney      24 October

Perth        28 October

Adelaide    29 October

Express your interest in attending here

More women for trade missions


Discover commercial opportunities in overseas markets accompanying Ministers and the Prime Minister.  An online registration facility is now available for trade missions. Trade missions provide opportunities to explore new markets, network with peers and identify potential business partners. Sign up now!

Australian Export Awards 2014


WIGB - Austrade Australian Export awards information webinar available for download.

More information on export awards

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Education and Training

Education & Training

Are you ready to export? What information and resources are available to you?

Visit our events page to equip yourself for your next venture. We provide links to workshops, seminars and summits, run across Australia and internationally.

Click here for more information.

Austrade's International Readiness Indicator

Austrade's International Readiness Indicator

Don't know if you are ready to export?

Austrade's International Readiness Indicator is an online tool for new exporters and has been designed to help Australian businesses determine whether their business is ready for exporting. Click here for more.

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Pulse Survey

Online marketing is the most effective form of marketing

Research Survey

 University of Melbourne 

WIGB and the University of  Melbourne are collaborating on a five year longitudinal research project to investigate the experiences of Australia’s businesswomen engaging with international markets.

The first 2013 Report can be downloaded here. Download the Executive Summary here.

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