Empowering women owned & led businesses
Regional WE Connect Forum
Your Unique chance to Pitch to Corporates
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.
Wednesday 10th November is the Big Deals in Heels Workshop
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.
On Thursday 11th November 2021, WEConnect International will hold its Regional Forum online. This internationally recognized event brings together female entrepreneurs & business owners from all over Australia, representatives of multinational corporations, government agencies, to discuss women’s economic empowerment, business growth, and supplier diversity and inclusion.
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.
In order to pitch you must be a WEConnect certified business, this means 51% must be women-owned & led. 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.
Certification takes at least 7 days to complete so ticket sales for those requiring certification will close 1st November
All other tickets will close Tuesday 9th November
BIG DEALS IN HEELS WORKSHOP
Day 1 Agenda
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
Day 2 Agenda
8.00am Breakfast networking
9.oo am Start Keynote
9.30 am Building diverse infrastructure
10.00 am Leveraging Supplier diversity
10.30 am Morning tea
10.50 am Pitching to Corporates
11.30 am Lunch
12.30 -3.30 pm Pitch Session ( Certified Businesses)
12.30 – 3.30 pm Open Forum (Non – certified)
3.30 pm Lightning Talks
4.30 pm Close
Meet the Entrepreneurs
CEO Miei Fiori
CEO April 5 Agency
CEO Global Forwarding
Meet the Corporate Buyers
EY APAC Environmental Social Governance Services Leader
Qi Rui(Rae) Ni
IBM Supplier Diversity Program Manager
MICROSOFT Procurement Lead ANZ
Meet the Corporate Buyers
DAVID IMMANUEL SIHOMBING
UNILEVER Procurement Manager ANZ
WESTPAC National Manager Customer Experience and Frontline Effectiveness
JLL Senior Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Specialist
HURRY PLACES TO THE WORKSHOP ARE STRICTLY LIMITED
Only certified businesses are allowed to pitch
You must allow 7 days to be certified