2020 Strong Women Strong Business Conference applications open today

14th May 2021

IBA are excited to announce that applications to attend the Strong Women Strong Business 2020 conference open today!

The conference will be held from 27–30 April 2020 at the Darwin Convention Centre and will be the largest gathering of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesswomen in Australia’s history

Following on from the immensely successful 2018 conference held in Adelaide, IBA is expanding this year’s conference to include an additional 150 women, taking the total conference attendance up to 350. The key pillars of the three-day conference will be capability and capacity building with a focus on innovation, technology, business financial literacy, trade and markets.

A Yamatji and Nyoongar woman and an IBA Board Director, Shirley McPherson, said that the Strong Women Strong Business network had gone from strength to strength since the first conference, showcasing the determination, ingenuity and innovation of the Indigenous business sector.

“The success of Strong Women Strong Business is due to the strength of the collective network. We have always been committed to partnering with as many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesswomen as possible to ensure that as the network grows it will always remain deeply rooted to its original intent – a place for Indigenous business women to share, grow and support one another’s businesses.”

The Strong Women Strong Business 2020 conference is funded by IBA, with successful applicants receiving travel and accommodation to Darwin. Applications to attend can be made online and will close on Friday 14 February 2020.

More information can be found at strongwomenstrongbusiness.com.au and application info and tips are also available online. Enquiries can be directed to womeninbusiness@iba.gov.au or phone 07 3008 8302.