Network directory

As a business owner it’s valuable to learn from the experience of others – both within your industry and the wider business community. With 87 per cent of business said to come through referrals it’s also critically important to build a network of contacts that can help promote you and refer business your way.

Business networks also provide the opportunity to meet other businesswomen, find mentors to support you on your journey, be inspired by their success stories and learn from the mistakes of others. Business networks are also a great place to obtain information about specific aspects of running a business such as finding suppliers and tapping into new markets.

It’s also important to engage the professional services of specialist agencies such as trade and investment promotion agencies, NGOs and other government and multilateral agencies who provide technical assistance, training and development, grants and scholarships to support women in business across the Pacific.



Westpac Financial Literacy Workshops

Westpac runs a number of free financial literacy workshops. To sign up for a Financial First Steps or Business Basics workshop, drop into your local Westpac branch or contact a specialist. Westpac also offers bank accounts which have low opening and account fees – always ask about low fee options as this can really help you […]

Westpac Foundation Pacific Grants

Working in collaboration with the Westpac Pacific team, the Westpac Foundation Pacific Grant helps improve community wellbeing in the Pacific region, supporting not for profit organisations listed in the AusAID Overseas Aid Gift Deduction Scheme. Eligible organisations may apply for funding for a health, education, financial literacy or employment initiative in the Pacific countries where Westpac […]

Westpac Outstanding Women Awards (Papua New Guinea)

In October every year, Westpac recognises and rewards high achieving women in PNG through the Westpac Outstanding Women (WOW) Awards. The awards include grants to help women continue their education, as well as vouchers and opportunities to further their careers. For more information visit the Awards’ Facebook page or download the WOW Awards Nomination Booklet […]

Westpac Papua New Guinea

Westpac Papua New Guinea provides customers with a range of overseas banking services, including various personal and business loans, bank accounts, Internet Banking, term deposits, business lending products and services. To find a branch near you visit

Westpac Women's Education Grants

Westpac offers education grants to help women studying at a tertiary institution or women currently working who wish to return to study. The program gives women and girls a helping hand to further their education. For information visit the .

Women Entrepreneurs and Business Council

Under the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation (FCEF), WEBC offers a range of training courses for women in business including social media, marketing and financial management. Simply join the WEBC as a member to find out about local training opportunities. Contact: Eseta Nadakuitavuki, Westpac Women’s Markets Manager, Fiji & Chair of WEBC Email: or […]

Women in Business Awards, (Fiji)

These Awards honour Fiji’s outstanding businesswomen who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their business or profession and in their service to the community. Find out more by emailing:

Women in Business Development Inc.

Women in Business Inc. is dedicated to strengthening village economies in Samoa in ways that honour indigenous tradition, use traditional and modern technology, and promote fair trade.

Women’s Chamber of Commerce

The Women’s Chamber of Commerce runs regular training courses in financial management and also provides networking opportunities in PNG. Join the group at: