The Fiji TimesExcitement builds up


Pleasure is constructing for the Ladies Entrepreneurs Enterprise Council (WEBC) WIN Conference that’s scheduled on the Grand Pacific Lodge in Suva on Friday twenty fourth March and Saturday twenty fifth March 2023.

The WIN Conference has a wonderful line up of as much as 20 outstanding and eminent audio system unfold throughout the 2 days with 7 panel discussions and features a parallel panel dialogue session on the second day.

The WIN Conference is predicted to provide delegates an incredible alternative to be taught and community with ladies from throughout the casual sector, micro to company degree. This week we characteristic extra audio system for the upcoming WIN Conference.

Shamima Ali

Shamima is the co-ordinator of the Fiji Ladies’s Disaster Centre and has been so for the previous 38 years.

She can also be the chairperson of the Pacific Ladies’s Community In opposition to Violence In opposition to Ladies and a founding member of the Fiji Ladies’s Rights Motion and NGO Coalition for Human Rights in Fiji.

Ms Ali additionally served as a Human Rights Commissioner in Fiji from 2004 to 2006.

A lot of her work has been in creating and conducting coaching with the police and different service-providers in Fiji in addition to the Pacific.

She has acquired recognition for her years of service within the Pacific area on behalf of girls, which has included the US State Division’s inaugural Ladies of Braveness Award in 2007, the Amnesty Worldwide Aotearoa New Zealand’s inaugural Human Rights Defender Award in 2009, being named a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Basis in 2009 and Pacific Individual of the 12 months by Islands Enterprise Journal in 2011 for her work on the elimination of violence towards ladies and human rights.

Ann Steele

Ms Steele has 20 plus years of labor expertise as a senior human sources government.

She has a various background having labored in quite a few sectors together with finance, banking and funding, training, journey and tourism, manufacturing, properties and data know-how and extra just lately in telecommunication.

She additionally has 15 years of labor expertise exterior of conventional HR, having spent some 9 years in educating, studying and improvement and administration of flight crew.

She is at present a governance and strategic HR guide for PNG state owned enterprises which is an ADB Challenge position.

She was Digicel PNG’s Director of Human Sources for the Pacific accountable for the HR perform in 6 markets, PNG, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu and Nauru.

Ann was the primary Pacific nationwide to be appointed as ANZ Pacific’s Head of Human Sources.

She was answerable for delivering related HR methods for the enterprise by the availability of strategic HR consulting providers and help on a variety of HR actions and applications that supported the enterprise technique and ensured enterprise success.

Ms Steele serves as a director on a lot of organisations amongst these are the Tavioka Growers Firm Ltd, Gaunavou Investments Ltd and their household owned enterprise, MANNAE Co. Ltd.

She can also be a board trustee for Jasper Willams Former College students Affiliation and is the chairperson for the Tokani Council.

She is concerned in a lot of neighborhood and social initiatives with the Fiji Museum and Feed the Children Challenge in Lami and in addition coaches and mentors a lot of HR professionals in Fiji and PNG.

Marita Manley

Marita is initially from Wales and is an economist by background.

She describes herself as a reluctant entrepreneur. She began her profession with the UK Authorities and arrived in Fiji in 2006 to work as an environmental economist at SPC, transferring on to work for the German Company of Worldwide Cooperation (GIZ) from 2010-2016 on a regional local weather change programme.

She thought that she would have a profession as a civil servant, however added “I bought a bit disillusioned by the paperwork and tempo of change within the improvement sector, so after we had been approached by buddies within the inside to accomplice with them to arrange Talanoa Treks it appeared like alternative to do one thing extra sensible!”

Having co-founded Talanoa Treks in 2013 together with her husband, she established Talanoa Consulting in 2016 with the intention to create a collective of Pacific consultants that might speed up the localisation of the event consulting house.

Talanoa Consulting specialises in local weather change, catastrophe danger discount, agribusiness and meals safety, pure useful resource administration, small enterprise improvement and sustainable tourism.

Ms Manley mentioned “We’re a small, devoted workforce of 6 and a rising community of contractors across the area, however we punch above our weight and I couldn’t be prouder of the work the workforce does to help improvement and to push for change”.

Eleazar O’Connor

Eleazar is a passionate entrepreneur with a broad vary of background expertise and publicity, which provides worth to his distinctive character and views relating to enterprise and life.

He’s an assistant pastor at his native church – Inside Metropolis Tabernacle AOG, however has additionally labored professionally as a improvement program supervisor for seven years on the Australian Division of International Affairs and Commerce (DFAT) in numerous sectors equivalent to well being, training, volunteers, scholarships, neighborhood improvement, financial improvement and governance to call a couple of.

Previous to this, Mr O’Connor oversaw the conservation of the endemic Fiji Petrel, higher often known as the Kacau ni Gau.

Throughout his tenure on the Fiji Petrel Challenge with Nature Fiji as a conservation supervisor, he was blessed to be the primary individual on the planet to listen to, report and doc the decision of the Fiji Petrel.

He hails from Lagalevu, Nakasaleka, Kadavu with maternal ties to the Kingdom of Tonga and has been prolific in pondering up distinctive enterprise concepts and investments.

He’s the founding father of Clear Water Applied sciences, an SME whose imaginative and prescient is of a Pacific with higher well being and in the end improved requirements of residing by entry to wash water and good sanitation practices.

The corporate exists to offer technological options and recommendation to enhance entry to potable water and higher sanitation for its purchasers.

He’s additionally the co-founder of Naisevu Natural Farm, and the Bulumakau Financial institution idea along with his enterprise accomplice Ronetava Ronaivakulua.

The Bulumakau Financial institution idea is an progressive thought to create an accessible agricultural funding alternative for contemporary Fijians who reside in Cities and Cities and who want to personal livestock however do not need the land, sources, time and information to endure the rigorous processes of organising and working a livestock farm.

In remaining true to his entrepreneurship spirit, he additionally co-founded a small enterprise improvement service along with his enterprise accomplice Jesse King, referred to as the Williamson Enterprise Centre aimed toward constructing small companies by providing them an inexpensive, skilled work surroundings to boost their model, and provide coaching help and prudent enterprise recommendation the place essential in addition to catalyze synergies between the nurtured companies.

His journey as an entrepreneur continues to be being written and it is going to be thrilling to see what else manifests in a couple of years from now.

All in all, although he’s keen about entrepreneurship and development, the weather that grounds his life is his Religion in God, his love for his spouse Emily Vadiga and son Eden, in addition to household and shut buddies.

The joy on the 2nd WIN Conference with the theme “Sustainable Options for Success” is increase as now 99 per cent of audio system have confirmed.

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