OPPOSTION Leader Dame Carol Kidu says history is being created with the inaugural Women in Business summit organised by the National Development Bank.
“We are creating history tonight and each of you should be happy to be part of the exciting journey which is just beginning,” she told delegates at a welcome function at Holiday Inn tonight (Sunday).
“I am told that there were more than 1,000 applicants for the summit and only 350 were chosen, so indeed you were privileged to be selected amongst many to be here tonight.
“As the only woman MP in parliament, I have been consistently pushing for the recognition of women as equal partners as our male counterparts in the development of our young nation.
“As you all know, I am passionate about my push for the recognition and empowerment of our women to see the unrealised potential of women in all aspects of our national life, including political leadership and in business.”
Dame Carol acknowledged NDB for making the event possible, sponsors including government with its K40,000, delegates, and Cairns Business Women Club.
“Our national strategic plan, Vision 2050, calls for 70% ownership of our citizen businesses by 2050, so we must make the leap today to secure our future and the summit is timely to formally stage the march,” she said.
The main event of the summit starts tomorrow and ends on Tuesday with 300 participants from all over PNG.