Enabling women-owned businesses to step into their future
Are you ready to take on the big end of town?
Are you a woman in business dreaming big and ready to do business with corporates?
This is your opportunity to ensure you are ready, learn about their needs, the resources you will need.
The Big Deals in Heels Workshop is on
Thursday 28th April or Tuesday 17th May
It is a workshop like no other drawing from 20 years of corporate buying experience & presented by Lisa Sweeney.
We will prepare you to do business with corporates. This is a day of interaction resulting in you really understanding the needs of corporates and in anticipation, you will develop your pitch for each corporate ready for Day 2. Learn from the panel discussions and other successful entrepreneurs who have existing corporate partnerships. Then you will have plenty of time to refine & develop your pitch for the different corporates in attendance.
Thursday 19th May, WEConnect International will hold its Regional Forum – Corporate Pitching.
This internationally recognized event brings together female entrepreneurs & business owners from all over Australia, representatives of multinational & Australian corporations, to discuss women’s economic empowerment, business growth, and supplier diversity and inclusion.
Learn from the panels
And those businesses certified will have the opportunity to pitch to the corporates.
Unique in its kind, this forum will feature panels, networking sessions, an opportunity to pitch your business. The aim is to foster business connections between corporations and women-owned businesses while exchanging key information about market opportunities and business strategies.
If you are a women business enterprise interested in growing your company or if you are a representative of a corporation that seeks to make its value chain more diverse and inclusive, you cannot miss this opportunity to learn and exploit everything that doing business with women-owned companies can offer.
Currently, less than 2% of global supply contracts go to women-owned & led businesses. The corporates in attendance have KPI’s to change this but require certification so they can do business in confidence. So they are keen to meet you.
IMPORTANT In order to pitch you must be a WEConnect certified business, this means 51% must be women-owned & led.
Certification takes at least 7 working days to complete so ticket sales for those requiring certification will close 7th May
All other tickets will close Tuesday 13th May
BIG DEALS IN HEELS WORKSHOP
8.30 am Start Networking & introductions
9.00 am Overview of the day
9.15 am Are you financially ready for doing business with a Corporate
9.45 am Panel Trading terms & Expectations
10.15 am Break
10.30 am What does that mean for You
11.00 am Panel Financing options
11.30 am Break
11.45 am Know your Market, Know your corporate& your Unique Sales Proposition
12.30 pm Lunch
1.00 pm Panel The Corporate perspective.
1.30 pm Activity Develop your proposition
2.00 pm Present this to small groups & get feedback. Refine
2.30 pm Panel Successful Business Owners to discuss what worked for them
3.00 pm Break
3.15 pm Pitching with Impact
3.45 pm Developing your own Pitch deck
4.30 pm Your turn to Pitch
Thank you so much for a very intense day of learning how to pitch to large corporates. I appreciated the small group size, the fabulous feedback and working through my pitch. I now feel much more confident to move forward with pitch day in a few weeks.
9.oo am Start Keynote
9.30 am Building diverse infrastructure
10.00 am Leveraging Supplier diversity
10.30 am Morning tea
10.50 -12.50 pm Pitch Session ( Certified Businesses)
10.50 – 12.50 pm Open Forum (Non – certified)
Meet the Entrepreneurs
DIRECTOR 4 T Consultants
CEO Miei Fiori
CEO April 5 Agency
CEO Global Forwarding
Meet the Corporate Buyers
TJX Manager of Global Supplier Diversity
EY APAC Environmental Social Governance Services Leader
CANDY BOEY (YIU)
ORGANON Assoc Director Sourcing & Procurement ANZ
MICROSOFT Procurement Lead ANZ
MSD Sourcing & Procurement
DAVID IMMANUEL SIHOMBING
UNILEVER Procurement Manager ANZ
ACCENTURE Supplier Inclusion and Sustainability Lead
BOEING Australian Supplier Diversity and Social Procurement Community of Practice
(Joy) Guo Yan SZ Zhou
IBM Supplier Diversity Program Manager
CARTIER Regional Head of Corporate Communications at Cartier
DIAGEO Market Category Manager – Media, Digital, A&C | APAC Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Lead
DIAGEO APAC Market Category Manager – HR Services
Meet the WEConnect International Team
MRINALINI (MINNIE) VENKATACHALAM
Regional Director, South East Asia and Oceania
HURRY PLACES TO THE WORKSHOP ARE STRICTLY LIMITED
Only certified businesses are allowed to pitch
You must allow 7 days to be certified