28 Jul 2011

New business network for women in Tonga

7:17 am on 28 July 2011

A business network for women has recently been launched in Tonga with a view to mentoring and encouraging other women in their business pursuits.

The Women in Sustainable Enterprises group already has around 140 members including accomplished business leaders.

Board member, Sela Bloomfield, says before WISE was set up there was nowhere women with business aspirations could go to for advice.

"One of the main objectives is to help women by offering training and mentoring and also to create a network among members of WISE. Essentially we want to help women, encourage them in their business journey, and help them to build their businesses to make the business sustainable."

Sela Bloomfield says the network includes small home-based businesses as well as large enterprises.