NEWS

  • The first thing Adi Maimalaga Tafuna’i will tell you is that it is not about her.
    “Everything that happens is because many people work together, it is not because of one individual.”
    Posted: Tuesday 29 January 2013
  • Cut a branch and plant it is the message from Women in Business.

    With so many fallen breadfruit and banana trees and damaged taro plantations, Samoa will face a food shortage in the next few months but people can take action now to help save planting materials.
    Posted: Thursday 3 January 2013
  • Rural villages get on top of water repairs
    A water assessment in the wake of Cyclone Evan has revealed a patch of clear water on an otherwise murky waterscape.
    Posted: Thursday 20 December 2012
  • Samoa's farmers will need support
    Samoa farmers will need support after Cyclone Evan

    Samoa’s farmers took a severe hit from Cyclone Evan with banana plantations flattened, breadfruit and coconut trees felled, and ta’amu crops decimated.
    Posted: Saturday 15 December 2012
  • This article by our media officer Faumuina Felolini Tafuna'i won the international agricultural journalism prize at the Making the Connections Conference in Addis, Ababa, Ethiopia in November.
    Posted: Friday 23 November 2012
  • Women in Business win International Media Award
    Women in Business media officer Faumuina Tafuna’i has won an international journalism award for her coverage of an agricultural conference in Ethiopia. After winning a regional media competition run by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), Faumuina went on to take first place honours over other regional winners from Africa and the Caribbean.
    Posted: Friday 16 November 2012
  • Women in Business win regional media award
    Women in Business has won a regional media contest and will represent the Pacific at an international conference on agriculture in Ethiopia next month.
    Women in Business media officer Faumuina Tafuna’i took out the Pacific section in an international competition covering how small farms access commercial markets.
    Posted: Monday 22 October 2012
  • Fine mat touted for Japan exhibition
    A fine mat produced by a Women in Business weaver is being touted for exhibition in Japan. The Senri Foundation, which plans cultural events at the National Musuem of Ethnology in Osaka, Japan says the ie sae will be exhibited in the near future. The foundation bought an ie sae, which is one of Samoa’s most prized possession, from Women in Business earlier this year
    Posted: Wednesday 17 October 2012
  • Clintons showcase Women in Business
    Bill and Hillary Clinton’s focus on Samoa’s Women in Business continues with the organisation being a highlight feature at the Clinton Global Initiative design workshops in New York recently.
    Posted: Friday 12 October 2012
  • Steffi needs big time sponsors for pro circuit
    Since 2009, Women in Business Development Inc has helping Samoa's top tennis player Steffi Carruthers through voluntary staff contributions that are deducted weekly from their salaries.
    But now 19-year-old Steffi is out of the juniors and needs serious financial sponsors to turn professional.
    Women in Business say it's now time for the big companies to step in and help.
    Posted: Tuesday 9 October 2012
  • * Chef Robert Oliver sails Samoan va'atele Gaualofa
    Chef and author Robert Oliver booked a day sail on Friday to film Gaualofa chef Lolesio Patolo cook and present a meal.
    Posted: Tuesday 11 September 2012
  • * Clinton, Women in Business, Pacific leaders call for full gender equality
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined Pacific leaders, including Women in Business exective director Adimaimalaga Tafuna'i, in a call for equal treatment of men and women in all parts of social, economic and political life.
    Posted: Monday 3 September 2012
  • * Truckin' with Samoan artists and Women in Business
    Samoan/Maori artist Lonnie Hutchinson from Tautai Trust travelled to Saleapaga to visit one of our farmers and check how Women in Business is using a truck bought with a Tautai donation
    Posted: Saturday 1 September 2012
  • * Samoan Bananas better with Tahitian Lime
    How do you make dried Samoan bananas tastier and more appealing to the eye? Pour Tahitian Lime over it.
    That’s the solution that Women in Business Development (WIBDI) production manager Stephen Hazelman is trialling.
    Posted: Thursday 16 August 2012
  • After decades of sending Samoa’s brightest and strongest to work overseas and funnel money back to the islands, Samoan farmers are showing there is a way to stay on the land and make a living.
    Posted: Thursday 9 August 2012
  • * Hawaii - Samoa Partnership Taking Shape
    Women in Business and the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement have made a commitment to explore the expansion of the production of coconut oil to Hawaii and Native Hawaiian family farmers.
    Posted: Monday 6 August 2012
  • * Vanilla farmers ready for next step
    Samoan vanilla farmers gathered together at the farm of Therese Rasmussen for a day of training and sharing.
    Posted: Friday 3 August 2012
  • * Triple celebration for Women in Business
    From humble beginnings in 1991, the Women in Business Foundation - set up to advance the economic and business status of the women of Samoa – celebrated sweet success recently.
    The organisation, now renamed Women in Business Development Samoa (WIBD), had reasons for a triple celebration.
    Posted: Thursday 2 August 2012
  • * Adi Tafuna'i recognised at Global Leadership Awards
    An organization that works to foster the leadership and amplify the voices of women around the world honoured Women in Business executive director Adimaimalaga Tafuna'i during its annual Global Leadership Awards.
    Posted: Tuesday 12 June 2012
  • Women in Business Organic Farmers enjoyed great success at the Savaii Agricultural Show last week with a haul of 33 major prizes and a range of consolation prizes.

    Thirteen of the 14 farmers won prizes at the fiercely contested Agricultural Show.
    Posted: Tuesday 15 May 2012
  • Women in Business rose to the challenge of making breakfast for more than 600 Samoans on a fun run sponsored by the Australian High Commission.
    Posted: Monday 7 May 2012

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