Women in business awards launched

Business, Normal

The National – Tuesday, June 14, 2011

WESTPAC’S managing director Ashleigh Matheson has invited for nominations for the 2011 Westpac Women in Business Awards.
Launched last week, Matheson said the awards were about celebrating the important role women play in the deve­lopment of PNG but many people had  not nominated.
“The striking thing is that when talking to these women, you can see they are deeply passionate of what they are doing and in their confidence and expertise of their future plans,” he said.
Matheson said some tangible rewards of participation had seen many women see increases in their business networks and were boosted in their confidence.
The awards are to recognise outstanding women across PNG who are 18 years and over in these five categories: 
* PricewaterhouseCoo­pers private and corporate sector award; 
* MRDC Public Sector Award outstanding achievement award by a female manager in the public sector; 
* SP Brewery Entrepreneur Award  for outstanding achievement by a women with at least a 50% shareholding in an organisation;
* The Trukai Community Responsibility Award for outstanding achievement by a female manager working in the not-for-profit or non-governmental-organisation; and 
* The IBBM Young Achiever’s Award for outstanding achievement by a young woman in any category under the age of 30.
The winner will also receive scholarship worth more than K26,000.
Matheson said the award was only part of Westpac’s commitment to women which also included participation in fundraising for community groups, conducting financial literacy workshops and other women-oriented activities.