We rely on member businesses to fund our work towards gender equality in Papua New Guinea. By becoming a member, your business will not only benefit from access to our expertise and advice through our business consultancy and training programs – it will also be making an important contribution towards our advocacy work on issues such as addressing violence against women, increasing opportunities for women in leadership through improved training and education, and expanding opportunities for women-owned businesses in supply chains.Become a member
The Business Coalition for Women is a member based organisation. Registered businesses of all sizes operating in PNG are invited to join the Coalition to benefit from our collective expertise. Our members know that overcoming the challenges faced by women in the PNG workforce goes beyond the actions of individual businesses. They are ready to be part of history in the making as part of a Coalition of businesses advocating for change.
Our member businesses represent a wide diversity of business operations and industry sectors throughout PNG. Becoming a member of the BCFW is an effective way to demonstrate your commitment to eliminating all forms of violence against women and increasing opportunities for women in the business sector. We would like to thank our member businesses for their ongoing support and commitment.
The Business Coalition for Women is supported by the Australian Government in partnership with the Government of Papua New Guinea as part of the Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development program.
Our strategic pillars
At BCFW we recognise that there are many different approaches to addressing issues of gender equality. As a social enterprise that works primarily with businesses, we have focussed our expertise, resources, training, and services around four core areas that are particularly relevant to the business environment in Papua New Guinea. We have the expertise to help you to identify opportunities for your business across each these strategic pillars, or to focus on specific areas of concern for your business.
Eliminating violence against women
Violence against women can take many forms, including gender-based violence, sexual harassment, bullying, and domestic violence. In order for women to thrive they must live and work in safe environments, free from violence.
Promoting women to leadership roles
Simply setting quotas is not enough to ensure women have everything they need to successfully apply for leadership positions. Women also need equal access to training and education, childcare support, and assistance with domestic responsibilities.
Recruitment and retention of women
Strong female participation in the workforce is about more than meeting diversity targets. It is crucial to ensure your business has access to the vast pool of female talent in PNG. Many studies have shown the business benefits of a gender-diverse workforce.
Opportunities for women in supply chains
Supply chain management can be leveraged to help ensure economic opportunities for women. We can assist you to identify producers, manufacturers, and service providers that employ women, are owned by women, or otherwise support women’s equality.
BCFW’s experienced team represents a range of expertise to support your business across each of our strategic pillars. Our team members are fully qualified to provided high quality training and advisory services within their area of expertise. All of our offerings are informed by international leading practices and adapted to the PNG business environment and culture. We work closely with member businesses to provide expertise that is a good match for their specific requirements.