Empowering women owned & led businesses
2 DAYS 6th & 7th May Melbourne
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.
Big Deals in Heels 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. There will be plenty of time to refine & develop crafting your pitch for the different corporates in attendance.
On Thursday 7th May 2020, WEConnect International will hold its Regional Forum in Melbourne. 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 Monday 27th April
All other tickets will close Monday 4th May
BIG DEALS IN HEELS WORKSHOP
Day 1 Agenda
9 Overview of the day
9.15 Are you financially ready for doing business with a Corporate
9.45 Panel Trading terms & Expectations
10.15 Morning tea
10.30 What does that mean for You
11.00 Panel Financing options
11.30 short break
11.45 Know your Market, Know your corporate& your Unique Sales Proposition
1.00 Panel The Corporate perspective.
1.30 Activity Develop your proposition
2.00 Present this to small groups & get feedback. Refine
2.30 Panel Successful Business Owners to discuss what worked for them
3.00 Afternoon tea
3.15 Pitching with Impact
3.45 Developing your own Pitch deck
4.30 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
113 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000
113 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000
HURRY PLACES TO THE WORKSHOP ARE STRICTLY LIMITED
Only certified businesses are allowed to pitch
You must allow 7 days to be certified