by Delly Waigeno – EMTV News, Port Moresby
A business training program recently held in Indonesia has seen nine Papua New Guinean women graduate with new skills ready to drive economic and social change in their communities.
The five-week business training program was specifically designed for women from developing countries.
At the welcome reception for the participants, many said the Global Women in Management Program was an eye opener.
A welcome back event was organised for the nine participants who returned from the Global Women in Management program, run by Plan International USA.
The workshop brought together women from diverse cultures and countries to share, examine and adapt best practices worldwide for expanding women’s economic opportunities.
The workshop also looked at strengthening competencies in project and financial management and other areas as well.
The Global Women in Management program is supported by operator of the PNG LNG Project, ExxonMobil PNG, under parent company ExxonMobil’s Women’s Economic Opportunity Initiative.
ExxonMobil’s Public and Government Affairs Manager, Daniel Worrall, said the company’s support goes beyond just benefiting an individual; it adds value to the organisations that the participants lead in.