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 Governments initiative

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.

WIGB Indonesia launches  31 March 2015

You are invited to attend


As part of its international engagement strategy WIGB is launching its first international chapter in Jakarta on 31 March 2015. WIGB is inviting women business owners and leaders  in Indonesia and Australia to attend the official launch.  

The event will include the official launch by dignitaries as well as a workshop.

• Official opening with Indonesian and Australian dignitaries and VIPs
• Showcase an Indonesian success story
• Luncheon
• Presentations from five Indonesian and five Australian SME businesses on their export success
• Business matching between Indonesian and Australian women led businesses on the basis of industry sector and special interests

• Ample networking

Advisors from Austrade, WIGB and the legal and finance sector will be available to consult with participants. 

More information here

 The Beryl Wilson Scholarship 2015 winner

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We congratulate Ms Fei Li from Melbourne on her receipt of the 2015 Beryl Wilson Austrade Scholarship for Women in International Business.

The scholarship, established last year on the 50th anniversary of the appointment of Beryl Wilson as Australia’s first female Trade Commissioner, seeks to encourage women to consider a career in international business. Read more

 WIGB Mentoring now closed


Registrations are now closed for WIGB Mentoring. The next intake is Winter 2015. Applications will again open in April.

Check your eligibility here. Register here.

If you are unsure whether your business is ready for export complete this tool.

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

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


The 2014 WIGB – ANZ Speaker Series roadshow has concluded. Thank you to all our State and Territory Government partners, speakers, supporters, ANZ sponsor and all the participants who made the roadshow such a great success. Presentations will be available next week. See you again in 2015.

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


The National  Finalists have been selected for the 2014 Australian Export Awards

Find out more information and finalists here

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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

Access to capital is difficult for women

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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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