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.
The 2nd report of this five year year longitudinal study by the University of Melbourne and Women in Global Business was published on the 19th of March, 2015. The report reveals Australian businesswomen are seasoned exporters interested in further expansion. Almost three-quarters of those surveyed indicated an intention to expand into even more markets. The Women in Global Business programme commissioned the five-year study to shed light on women’s growing contribution to Australia’s economy through international trade.
Executive Summary: Download
Full Report: Download
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
• 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
Registrations are now closed for WIGB Mentoring. The next intake is Winter 2015. Applications will again open in April.
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.
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
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
The Beryl Wilson Scholarship 2015 winner
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