Sukhia Tuimaleali’ifano Go, Handicrafts, Fiji

Sukhia Tuimaleali’ifano Go
Photo caption: Sukhia Tuimaleali’ifano Go speaking at the Pacific Women in Business Conference in Fiji. Photo: Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation.

Sukhia Tuimaleali’ifano Go
Business Owner, Fiji

Fijian businesswoman, Sukhia Tuimaleali’ifano Go, is a great example of what women can achieve when mentored by women leaders and given access to networks and training. After attending the Pacific Women in Business Conference, Sukhia started a handicraft business, quickly increasing her employee base from two to 11.

At the conference, Sukhia met suppliers and other businesswomen who were willing to share their knowledge. “With the support from other women, I was introduced to a masi buyer in Japan with whom I made my first business transaction,” said Sukhia.

“I also met the Chief Executive Officer for the Small Business Enterprise Centre, a semi-government organisation in Samoa, who supported my submission for business development funds,” she said.