TechInPacific – The founder of Inspiring Rare Birds, Jo Burston, has announced three Papua New Guinean ambassadors for women’s economic empowerment. The announcement was made this week in Port Moresby.
In January 2019, six Papua New Guinean women leaders who represented the Women in Leadership Fellowship program visited Australia to meet and share knowledges with those who worked in business, politics, public policy, academia, and civil society. The main purpose of the program is to exchange ideas on leadership and build a strong relationship between Australia and PNG.
Including in their visit is Inspiring Rare Birds, a business who was founded in 2014 by the Australian entrepreneur, Jo Burston. The business aims at improving women’s economic security through leadership and entrepreneurship. To date, it has over 60,000 women members and supporters.
Inspiring Rare Birds has a mentoring program that facilitate women business owners as well as potential leaders to experienced mentors. Additionally, it also provides special education programs that teach school girls some necessary skills and knowledge, including entrepreneurial skills, health, and financial literacy.
In order to spread its impact in the global scale, Inspiring Rare Birds appoints female ambassadors to advocate and support women empowerment in their communities. Currently, it has announced its three new Ambassadors at the Lamana Hotel in Port Moresby. The three Ambassadors are Vani Nades, Founder and CEO of Emstret Holdings Limited; Susil Nelson-Kongoi, Public Policy and Issues Manager for ExxonMobil PNG; and Fredrick Tamarua, Principal Legal Officer at Department of Justice and Attorney General at Office of the State Solicitor.
As cited from looppng.com, Burston commented on the launching. He said that he was so proud that Inspiring Rare Bird was launching in PNG.
“With the support of Australian government and this amazing group of local women leaders, we have announced three ambassadors for the region, and are beginning the process of running our mentoring and other programs to women across PNG. It is a very exciting time for our global expansion, especially to a region that is sure to create high sustainable impact for future generations,” said Burston.