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Seminar empowers women

Shayal Devi
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

MELINA Schamroth went from being a journalist to creating one of the most successful organisations in Australia.

The CEO and founder of m.a.d woman was in Lautoka yesterday, sharing her success story to 80 West businesswomen.

Speaking at a lunch and learn seminar at The Fiji Orchid in Saweni, Lautoka, Ms Schamroth said the turnout was incredible and showed how strong the Fijian economy could be if talents were utilised properly.

"I think it is amazing for women to connect with and learn from each other," she said.

"It is always good for women to support each other through tough times and when I was the guest speaker at the Westpac Women in Business awards last week, I was very privileged.

"The number of women who entered the awards was really impressive and I hope more women come forward next year."

Ms Schamroth said women sometimes lacked confidence in the field and it was important they understood and were aware of their strengths.

She encouraged women to set goals that pushed boundaries and gave them a new experience.

Organised in conjunction with Westpac, Digicel, British American Tobacco and The Fiji Orchid, the seminar was the first of its kind for 2014, said Westpac's manager sustainability Eseta Nadakuitavuki.

"This is a lead-up to our International Women's Day celebrations and we have been having activities all week," she said.

"We had a survey done where women said they want more than banking from us. Women want to connect and share ideas with like-minded people and learn from them at the same time."








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