Empowered women entrepreneurs making waves in Fiji

Style Maya

Innovating for Social Impact By Prerna Priyanka Last week’s Pacific Islands Entrepreneurship Expo generated a wave of enthusiasm as women entrepreneurs and change-makers gathered from across the region. The expo brought together a diverse group of individuals with a shared goal of creating sustainable and impactful businesses that contribute to […]

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Esther Daniels: Empowering artisans and transforming online business in PNG

Esther Daniels

By Prerna Priyanka In a transformative journey that combines entrepreneurship, creativity and community empowerment, Esther Sione Daniels, the visionary founder of Te’hine Trend, is making waves in Papua New Guinea’s business landscape. Her relentless efforts to support local artisans and embrace sustainability have garnered recognition and admiration. Esther was one […]

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Vera Chute: Value City

Vera Chute

By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Value City is a household name across Fiji as a source of second-hand clothes, books and other pre-loved treasures. The family-owned business was started in May 1990 by Alick Patrick Chute and his Australian partner, with a store in Labasa. After a year, Chute decided to expand […]

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New partnership to help coconut company and the women who supply them

Marama Niu

By Kite Pareti Two years since launching their range of coconut based products, Fijian entrepreneurs Kylie Daunoco and Jojina Ah-Yuk have entered into a new partnership to further revive the tradition of making toddy. Initially known for their delicious home-made coconut ice-creams—a venture birthed during Covid lockdowns—the duo have launched […]

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Over 200 women join 2023 AWE program

2023 AWE program

Over 200 emerging Fijian entrepreneurs have been selected into the 2023 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Program. The AWE program is based on a model of peer-to-peer learning and local mentorship, which helps participants build their own businesses and seek innovative scaling opportunities. It has enabled an AWEsome community of […]

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