Sape urges women to network

Business, Normal

The National, Tuesday 23rd April 2013

 LOCAL women should be encouraged to identify their business activities in cocoa, coffee and bilum and establish networks with counterparts in the United States, PNG Women in Business (PNGWiB) president Janet Sape says.

She said this in Port Moresby yesterday after she returned to the country from Detroit, United States of America.

“There is an organisation in US called ‘we connect’ where women have chocolate factories and want PNG women to supply them with cocoa,” she said.

Sape has been given the Leadership Equity and Diversity (LEAD) award and US$10,000 after being nominated for her efforts to empower women economically in settlements and rural areas.

“Door is now open for women in PNG to do business with women in America (US). We must network and work together for sustainability of ourselves and our family.

“Women’s Funding Network was established in the States 25 years ago, for more than 25 years, the organisation has spent US$ 100 million across the world except PNG. 

“The LEAD award I received is the first for the Pacific,” Sape said.