Donors Partner to Improve Pacific Women's Business Skills

Australia, the International Finance Corp., and the International Trade Center are sponsoring a three-day workshop to help enhance business skills of women in the Pacific and East Timor. The workshop in Vanuatu begins March 15.

“Pacific business women make an invaluable contribution to their economy, and play an important role in improving the lives of their families and communities,” said Bob McMullan, Australian parliamentary secretary for international development assistance, in a statement.

The event will also feature the launching of a new report highlighting stories of women business leaders in seven Pacific nations. Report findings aim to inform efforts to improve policies and programs to guarantee that women gain access to the same economic opportunities as men. 

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    Eliza Villarino is an associate editor for Devex and leads the company's news team in Manila. She played a critical role in conceptualizing the Development Newswire. Prior to joining Devex in 2004, she has already published articles and news briefs for Internet media organizations and for the Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy at Fordham University in New York. She earned her bachelor's in political science and master's in public affairs from the University of the Philippines. Eliza is a member of Mensa Philippines.