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Body To Develop Influential Women Database Paper

Women in Business is working towards developing a directory of Fijian women and their leadership roles in their various organisations and businesses. This is to measure the performance of women
05 Dec 2014 00:37
Body To Develop Influential Women Database Paper

Women in Business is working towards developing a directory of Fijian women and their leadership roles in their various organisations and businesses.

This is to measure the performance of women across different sectors and see how their progress has influenced company decisions etc.

The ultimate goal is to eventually inspire and encourage more women take an active role in society, Women in Business president Dr Nur Bano Ali said.

Additionally, Women in Business is also lobbying with Government to get at least 30 per cent of women on statutory boards.

Dr Ali said Fiji was seeing an increasing number of women in the commercial sector, both in the workforce and in business, but it was not being recorded.

“If we have the numbers, then we can know how well women are doing and how far they’ve gone in different positions,” Dr Ali said.

“It is only with higher numbers of women will we truly achieve women’s equal participation in business and commerce.”

The paper, which Dr Ali said they would do themselves, is dependent on donor funding and likely take three to six months to compile.

 

Luncheon

Meanwhile, yesterday, the organisation hosted executive women based in Suva to a lunch sponsored by Westpac Fiji at the Holiday Inn Suva.

It was an opportune time to promote the upcoming annual Women in Business Awards to be held on March 7.

 

Leverage

Virisila Buadromo, former Fiji Women’s Rights Movement executive director and winner of this year’s Executive Women of the Year recipient shared her story.

Ms Buadromo urged about 100 women to participate in the prestigious awards saying: “Self-affirmation is just as important as getting affirmation from somebody else.”

She said the accolade also provides the leverage she needs in her professional career and portfolio.

Feedback: ranobab@fijisun.com.fj

 

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