Inspiring Australian women to international success



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The Women in Global Business program invites you to join our network. Network membership is free. By joining you will benefit from networking with other business women and gain support from the program to develop your international connections. Register Here

The benefits of WIGB membership include:

  • Receive advance notice of WIGB initiatives and events
  • Post questions and answers in the Discussion Room
  • Have your business profiled on the website and newsletter
  • Write articles for the newsletter
  • List your own event on the website
  • Get a 10% discount for early-bird registrations for WIGB events

As a joint government initiative, when you register with the Women in Global Business network, your details will be shared across all Member States and Territory Governments.

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WIGB Lore Newsletter

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter filled with articles, news, case studies and upcoming event information. Simply register your email address on the right hand side of this page.

Past issues of WIGB Lore

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The aim of the mentoring program is to support Australian businesswomen to engage in international business through the facilitation of relationships with mentors who are already successfully trading internationally.

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

Mentors share knowledge and experiences on a voluntary basis, providing advice to the Mentee and opportunities to learn and grow. Sharing challenging experiences and successes are essential factors in the success of the relationship. Mentors must be active exporters to qualify.

Mentees are less experienced internationally and learn to develop their capabilities and skills within a supportive framework. Mentees are required to pay a $385 including GST registration fee.

Scholarship for Western Australian Mentees
The Department of Local Government and Communities (Western Australia) supports initiatives that enable Western Australian women to enhance their entrepreneurial endeavours, economic independence and leadership opportunities.

The Department is supporting 16 scholarships, over several intakes, for Western Australian women to participate in Women in Global Business’ mentoring program.

Applications for the WA scholarship should be sent to this with EOI WA-WIGB mentoring scholarship in the subject line.  Closing date for the Winter 2016 intake is 30 June 2016. For further enquiries, telephone (03) 9648 3285.

Who is eligible to apply?



    • Must be over 18 years of age
    • Be a business owner in Australia
    • Registered for an ABN
    • Have a business that is over 3 years old and is export ready
    • Assess how ready your business is for export by completing the Austrade International Readiness Indicator
  • Must have a minimum of three years export experience
  • Agree to volunteer for one hour per month for 10 months


What costs apply?

Mentees are required to pay a non-refundable registration fee of $385 including GST for the 10 month program.

Mentors volunteer their time.


What are the benefits?


Benefits for mentors

Benefits for mentees

  • Export advice
  • Professional growth
  • Networking
  • Personal growth
  • Professional recognition and status
  • Satisfaction from giving back
  • Professional development
  • Networking and introductions
  • Personal growth
  • Skills development
  • Business growth


  • Minimum 10 consultations - one per month
  • Minimum one hour duration
  • Face-to-face, teleconference, video-conference/Skype or email. To be agreed by the parties.



A WIGB Mentoring Orientation Pack is provided for each participant outlining

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Key stages for success
  • Code of conduct
  • Ongoing support
  • FAQ
  • Terms of Business
  • Model of mentoring
  • Benefits



  Summer 2016, 9th Intake


     Applications Open October 2015 - January 2016

     Program February - November 2016


Winter 2016, 10th Intake



     Applications Open April - June 2016

     Program July 2016 - May 2017



mentor program


Mentoring Program

Expressions of interest to be sent to

Mentoring Program Orientation webinar
(Only for registered mentors and mentees, access via logging into site)
Mentoring Program Evaluation Form
(Only for registered mentors and mentees, access via logging into site)
Mentoring Program Code of Conduct
(Only for registered mentors and mentees, access via logging into site)
Complaints: Any concerns about the program, the matching or other issues should be directed to in the first instance.
Support:  The Program Office is responsible for the management of the program. Mentors and Mentees can communicate through WIGB Facebook and LinkedIn groups. Questions, comments and feedback should be directed to
Newsletter:  From time to time WIGB will feature mentoring case studies in the WIGB Lore newsletter.
Testimonial: Vicki Prout writes about being a part of the WIGB Mentoring Program, Read More

Mentoring Program Registration



Step 1 - Login

Step 2 - Complete Registration

Step 3 - Agree to Program's Code of Conduct

Step 4 - Make a payment of $385 incl GST

Step 5 - Submit

Step 1 - Login

Step 2 - Complete Mentor Registration

Step 3 - Agree to Program's Code of Conduct

Step 4 - Submit


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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.



The Australian Export Awards showcase Australia's top exporters.

Applicants in each of the 12 industry group categories are judged against peer performance in exporting, international marketing and financial strategy.

See the full list of winners.

For further information, visit the Australian Export Awards website.  


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Global Reach

The Women in Global Business program has a broad reach in international markets and collaborates with allied organisations globally for the benefit of its membership.

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