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
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.
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 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
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.
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