enabling women owned businesses to succeed

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

18th August
15th Sept

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 the Forum. 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.

 WEConnect International will hold its Regional Forum – Corporate Pitching.

13th October 

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

Be connected

Build relationships

And those businesses certified will have the opportunity to pitch to the corporates.

Unique in its kind, this forum will enable certified women owned businesses to spend 20 minutes with up to four corporate procurement officers keen to work with diverse suplliers.

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 10 days in advance.

MEET THE ORGANISATIONS

AUSTRALIAN FORUM AGENDA

9.oo am Start Keynote

9.30 am Matched Pitch Sessions ( Certified Businesses)

11.30 am Morning tea

11.45 am  Closing

 

 

 

I recently participated in a “Big Deals in Heals” workshop run by Business in Heels. The workshop was of the highest standard, in typical Business in Heels style. The individual sessions flowed from one to the next building on our knowledge base of the ways in which to work with and develop long term partnerships with corporates. All presenters were relevant, interesting and engaging and hearing from other successful women and how they work with corporates gave us insights into the process. The individual mentoring sessions were the icing on the cake. Thank you Business in Heels for being such a fabulous connector and for giving women in business these opportunities.

Deborah Fairfull

BE PREPARED WITH BIG DEALS IN HEELS WORKSHOP

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.

Trudy Rice 

Meet the Corporate Buyers

LISA ATKINSON

TJX Manager of Global Supplier Diversity

AMY CROOKES

EY APAC Environmental Social Governance Services Leader

CANDY BOEY (YIU)

ORGANON Assoc Director Sourcing & Procurement ANZ

DAVE ANDREWS

MICROSOFT Procurement Lead ANZ

AMANDA WORLDON

MSD Sourcing &  Procurement

DAVID IMMANUEL SIHOMBING

UNILEVER Procurement Manager ANZ 

RITA PERIVOLARYS

ACCENTURE Supplier Inclusion and Sustainability Lead 

MICHELE CREEVEY

BOEING Australian Supplier Diversity and Social Procurement Community of Practice

(Joy) Guo Yan SZ Zhou

IBM  Supplier Diversity Program Manager 

CUILI NG

CARTIER Regional Head of Corporate Communications at Cartier 

MICHAEL JILWAN

DIAGEO Market Category Manager – Media, Digital, A&C | APAC Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Lead

CHONTELLE KELLY

DIAGEO APAC Market Category Manager – HR Services

Meet the WEConnect International Team

MRINALINI (MINNIE) VENKATACHALAM

Regional Director, South East Asia and Oceania 

CHERYL GRAY

Australian representative

HURRY PLACES TO THE WORKSHOP ARE STRICTLY LIMITED

Only certified businesses are allowed to pitch

You must allow 7 days to be certified

Keen to learn more?

Check out our Webinars that explain all about it. ACCESS NOW

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Australian Forum Certified WBE WEConnect Members
Attend forum, learn and network. PITCH to the attending corporates. Tickets close 11th October
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