Boardroom briefing: female-owned MSMEs hit by pandemic, raising the roof in Canberra, and retail investors take Wall Street on a wild ride

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COVID-19 hits women-owned MSMEs hard, high jinx at the PNG High commission, and retail investor rollercoaster in the US. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Business says enough is enough: it’s time to stop violence against women in Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea’s business community is getting behind the fight to eradicate violence against women. Business Advantage PNG looks at just some of the initiatives being pursued following the recent widely-reported murder of a young mother in Port Moresby.

Papua New Guinea needs to act now to stop gender violence [opinion]

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In an open letter, Dame Meg Taylor, the Papua New Guinea-born Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, says it’s time to act against gender violence in PNG.

Boardroom briefing: the world of work, shipping supply chain data and women on corporate boards

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Get ready for the next wave of changes at the workplace, blockchain technology for the shipping industry, all S&P 500 companies now have women on their boards of directors. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Four questions for Richelle Tickle, Papua New Guinea Country Manager, Pacific Women Support Unit

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With over 80 per cent of Papua New Guinean businesses citing skills shortage as a key constraint to their growth, helping women join the workforce or open their own businesses could put an end to the problem. Richelle Tickle, Papua New Guinea Country Manager, Pacific Women Support Unit, shares with Business Advantage PNG the work that Pacific Women is doing in Papua New Guinea.

In brief: Dual citizenship a reality by March, and other business stories

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Dual citizenship almost a reality, Wereh outlines the impact of climate change on road design and funding, and the cost to business of family violence revealed. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Business literacy skills and access to markets essential if Papua New Guinea SMEs are to develop, say business leaders

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Boosting business literacy skills and opening up access to markets are at the heart of a successful SMEs policy for PNG, two influential business leaders tell Business Advantage PNG.

In brief: promise to complete key highway within 30 months and other business stories

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PM promises to upgrade Gulf-Southern Highlands Highway, a ban on foreigners buying land, and a possible chocolate factory for East Sepik. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Linda Paru outlines path to being a successful businesswoman in Papua New Guinea

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Education, determination and passion are the main driving forces behind the success of businesswoman Linda Sincha Paru, an Human Resources specialist, who is now expanding the company she established almost five years ago.

Five questions for … Lesieli Taviri, winner of the 2014 Westpac Oustanding Women Award

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Earlier this month,Westpac Bank declared the General Manager of Origin Energy PNG, Lesieli Taviri, as this year’s winner of the Westpac Outstanding Women Award in Papua New Guinea. Business Advantage PNG spoke to Taviri about her career and aspirations.