The Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation in partnership with the Hot Bread Kitchen will be hosting the 2017 Commonwealth Woman Entrepreneur of the Year at a cocktail tomorrow evening at the Tanoa Hotel in Suva, Fiji.
In supporting regional women in business, particularly in starting their own businesses, and supporting existing businesses to build their competitiveness, PIPSO has invited Valrie Grant to speak to the private sector, particularly to youth & women entrepreneurs, and women in business in middle management/executive positions) on her own experiences and success.
Alisi Tuqa, Acting CEO PIPSO said that opportunities to hear from successful Women Entrepreneurs from around the world were ones that should not be missed. “PIPSO recognises the achievements of Grant and we appreciate her willingness to speak to our local businesswomen.
Most recently Grant was awarded the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry Young Business Executive Award in 2016.
She is a finalist in the Business Excellence Forum CEO of the Year Award and has received several awards from the University of Technology Jamaica including The Award for Excellence in the Field of Entrepreneurship 2015, World Class Women Entrepreneur Award 2017 and the Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Celebration of Excellence 2017.
She also serves as the brand ambassador for Commonwealth Businesswomen.
Hot Bread Kitchen Chairperson, Mere Samisoni said that they were happy to provide the opportunity for women in business in Fiji to hear from Ms Grant, particularly as a Women Entrepreneur in the Science field. “HBK welcomes working with PIPSO for this event in Fiji to promote women entrepreneurship.
The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa, representatives from the Women Entrepreneurs Business Councils, Young Entrepreneurs Council and other private sector representatives will be in attendance.