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 Commission (Austrade).
Together with ANZ and Grant Thornton we invite you to attend this workshop in August on Financing women business owners for international growth. The workshop is designed for women led businesses, with a successful Australian domestic business, that require funding to support international growth. Participants will meet advisors from the banking, accounting and government sectors and meet with venture capital and angel investors. You can book one to one consultations with these advisors. For those unable to attend a video of the key messaging and webinar will be scheduled for later in 2015.
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
Austrade has released the E-Commerce in China: a Guide for Australian Business which was launched via a series of seminars held in Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Coast. Senior representatives from China’s most influential online platforms, including Alibaba, JD.com, Yihaodian and VIP.com, provided first-hand perspectives on China’s internet shopping revolution. These platforms represent more than 82 per cent of online business-to-consumer sales in China and provided an exceptional insight for the 600 participants.
Access the e-commerce guide here.
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
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