Women entrepreneurs set up 54 stalls at open day market

Women entrepreneurs in Port Moresby turned up in numbers to showcase their products at a open day market today.

The open day was hosted by the Westpac Waigani Branch.

The Women’s Entrepreneurs’ Market and Westpac Open Day in Port Moresby saw up to 54 stalls set up.

The event was aimed to support micro and small businesswomen show off their products to new customers and expand their networks.

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

Members of the Westpac team were also 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 also signed up to register for a business basics or financial first steps workshop.

Westpac retail banking coach leadership and change, Alipate Suguturaga said the concept of staging this day market is something that Westpac is passionate about.

That is to help women especially entrepreneurs in growing their business and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME).

Suguturaga said they received great feedback from the women entrepreneurs who were at the event.

He confirmed that this is a concept that they’re trialing out in the National Capital District and based on the success of this first event, they’re looking at expending it to the rest of the country.

Westpac also plans to stage the open market day on a monthly basis to generate a lot of participation from women.

Quintina Naime