This panel explored the value of networks, particularly for women. Panelists shared their experiences with their own women’s networks – building them, bringing them together and managing them in a cost-effective manner. Westpac discussed the value of its internal women’s network, BanRegio discussed its network for customers, TEB shared how they support entrepreneurs with training and networking, and FMO highlighted a program that brings together funders and entrepreneurs in Ghana.
Business Networking Specialist
Head of Women’s Markets, Westpac
Chief Innovation Officer, BanRegio
SME Banking Strategic Planning and Marketing Group Director, TEB
Manager Financial Institutions, Latin America & the Caribbean; FMO
It’s about listening and responding. It’s not just a questionnaire.
— Andy Lopata
We look at networks in terms of partnerships – helping each other to grow and connect.
— Felicity Duffy
Networking has a big impact on entrepreneurs, and mentoring helps them grow their sales.
— René Lankenau
After the training sessions the attendees network, trying to benefit from each person sharing their experiences.
— Ayhan Albeyoglu
Women especially need to feel they’re in a safe environment in order to open up and dare to feel comfortable to ask for things they need.
— Chantal Korteweg