Westpac to showcase women in business

Westpac will hold Papua New Guinea’s first Women’s Entrepreneurs’ Market and Westpac Open Day in Port Moresby, supporting micro and small businesswomen to show off their products to new customers and expand their networks.

Everyone is invited to the market, which will be held in the carpark of the bank’s Waigani office (opposite Theodist) from 9am until 1pm on Saturday, 25th March.

There will be something to interest all members of the family, including household items, clothes, shoes, jewelry, cakes, food, jams, paintings, furniture, pot plants, toys and much more.

Westpac PNG Managing Director, Adrian Hughes, said: “Supporting entrepreneurs is in our DNA at Westpac – we were the first business to open its doors in Australia 200 years ago and we’ve grown alongside the formal economy both there and here in Papua New Guinea.

“Supporting business run by women is so important for the PNG economy – we know that when small business thrives, so do entire economies – and we know that in families where women earn through entrepreneurship, everyone benefits.”

Cameron Penfold, Westpac’s Head of Retail Banking, stated: “These markets are a fantastic opportunity for female entrepreneurs to network with each other and build a strong reputation.

“It also gives our Westpac team a chance to talk with the women and their customers about their aspirations and provide expert advice on ways to use banking products to prosper and grow.”

Members of the Westpac team will be available to open accounts, help people apply for loans or a PNG Hunters visa debit card, and discuss Westpac’s products and services. Market-goers can also sign up register for a business basics or financial first steps workshop on the day.

Press release