TechInPacific – The Founder and CEO of Inspiring Rare Birds, Jo Burston, has announced the three Global Ambassadors for Papua New Guinea (PNG) which include Susil Nelson-Kongoi, the Public Policy and Issues Manager for ExxonMobil PNG.
Congratulations to Susil Nelson Kongoi on being announced as one of PNG Rare Birds Global Ambassadors by founder and CEO, Jo Burston. The Inspiring Rare Birds program is a social impact movement that works to promote opportunities for women in entrepreneurship and leadership. Susil and 5 other inspiring PNG women leaders met Jo Burston during the Women in Leadership Canberra Fellowship visit earlier this year, and invited her to PNG to launch the Rare Bird program. The #PNGAusPartnership is proud to support women entrepreneurs and women in science, technology and mathematics. Watch the video to see Susil’s story!
由 Australian High Commission Papua New Guinea 发布于 2019年8月1日周四
The Inspiring Rare Birds program is a social impact initiative that helps to promote opportunities for women in entrepreneurship and leadership. Susil and the other five PNG women leaders met Jo Burston during their visit to Australia earlier this year under the Women in Leadership Fellowship. They were invited to the launching of the Rare Birds program.
The program is supported by the Australian Government and Papua New Guinea, aims at strengthen the relationship in women empowerment between the two countries.
Being the Public Policy and Issues Manager herself, Susil is very passionate about developing women and how to provide them with necessary skills, especially in the industry of energy where she works in.
“It’s really important to have spirit where you don’t give up and look for opportunities that might be just mentioning to someone in conversations where I am at and ‘this is my problems’. They might refer you to someone else, but I feel like you have to talk about it and tell other people. That’s where the opportunity comes.”
Besides Susil, the other two Ambassadors are Vani Nades, the Founder and CEO of Emstret Holdings Limited; and Fredrick Tamarua, the Principal Legal Officer at Department of Justice and Attorney General at Office of the State Solicitor.
“It’s about positive self-talk, believing in yourself, being able to communicate well, and network with others. What I would really like to see in Oil and Gas industry is to have more women in leadership positions because I feel that when we have more women in leadership positions, then the decisions and the policy influence, it tends to have a gender balance and incorporate it to that,” says Susil.