The four-day Empowering Women in ICT virtual workshop was recently held and is in line with the US Embassy mission priorities on macroeconomic prosperity for its women’s empowerment initiatives.
The embassy’s longstanding partnership with ExxonMobil PNG has enabled these women in ICT to share and network their diverse experiences in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The workshop was moderated by Deena White Tearney, founder and CEO of Pacific Point, a Salesforce Consulting Partner based in Hawaii with offices in Denver, Sydney and Singapore.
Pacific Point successfully implements valuable solutions on the Salesforce platform for customers across a variety of industries, from large corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, nonprofits, and public sector agencies.
The workshop was attended by participants from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Island and Vanuatu, especially women who have become ICT entrepreneurs.
Workshop participants have used ICT as a tool for their start-ups and nonprofits to interact, explore challenges and best practices for growth, create networks, open market opportunities and build partnerships.
Vanuatu participant Irene Irek thanked for such a workshop. “I am so happy to have attended this workshop. I have learned useful ICT tools that I will use in my companies in Vanuatu. “
The workshop created meaningful networks for interested parties inside and outside the ICT boundaries, with each participant determined to grow their business further.