PNG Ports provides equal opportunities for women

PNG Ports Corporation Limited (PNG Ports) believes in providing equal opportunities for all its employees with zero tolerance for gender discrimination.

Consistent with this commitment, the company has moved to support various other organizations in their drive to achieve gender equality and women empowerment.

The recent being the sponsorship of K7,000.00 to the PNG Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Club to host the International Women’s Day breakfast meet on March 8 with the theme #BeBoldForChange. 

The primary aim of the breakfast was to raise money for scholarships to help PNG women and girls continue their education.

Acting Managing Director, Stanley Alphonse, said PNG Ports, promoted the advancement of women in the workforce and education, and was proud to be a gold sponsor at the event.

“PNG Ports has effective company policies that give women the opportunity to maximise all company benefits, protect their rights and overcome their limitations,” Mr Alphonse said.

“We (PNG Ports) are proud to be one of many organizations supporting the professional advancement of women in the workforce,” Mr Alphonse said.

As a responsible corporate citizen, PNG Ports has helped women groups over the years in the areas of health, education and sports, among others.

The International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International), founded by Dr Lena Madesin Phillips in 1930, is a network of business and professional women with affiliates in eighty countries in five continents. BPW has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and participatory status with the Council of Europe.

BPW affiliates contribute to society by enabling women to sustain themselves economically.  BPW offers personal development programs for members such as mentoring, leadership training and e-Business training. BPW affiliates worldwide have helped women to become economically empowered.

BPW PNG was established in 1982 and is a local Non-Government Organization operating under the umbrella of the National Council of Women. The overarching aim of the club is the empowerment of women through education. 

BPW PNG is proud to have assisted hundreds of Papua New Guinean girls and women who would otherwise not have been able to continue with their education by providing scholarships.