WOMEN entrepreneurs in the country have been urged to support one another to achieve business targets and contribute to the country’s economy.
The advice came yesterday from two prominent women – PNG Women in Business president Janet Sape and Women in Agriculture president Marie Linibi.
Both women were recently in Nagoya, Japan, for the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) women’s entrepreneurship summit hosted by the Japan and US governments as an opportunity for women to get together, network and share ideas.
Sape said the summit had brought many high profile women from around the world who were vice-ministers and other senior positions in their governments, vice-presidents, managing directors and many more.
“This meet showed me that we, in PNG and the Pacific, have a long way to go before we can become like one of these women.
“And I saw that this is not a deterrent, but an encouragement for us to work hard to achieve this dream,” she said.
Linibi said they were now encouraged to reach out to all the women in various sectors such as those in mining, informal markets, fisheries, agriculture, among others, to all join and make this work.
Sape said New Zealand deputy secretary Amanda Ellis had pledged to assist PNG women overcome business hardships after she spoke on the subject at the summit.