July 27, 2017
Women reinvest back into whanau
Rangimarie Price is praising a Kaikohe petrol station for her attendance at the elite Global Women in Management Programme in Washington DC.
The petrol station owned by Ngapuhi Holding Company nominated Rangimarie Price for the programme, she was then selected by Mobil Oil New Zealand to be the country's representative.
She has worked as a not-for-profit entrepeneur to advance the economic and social well being of waahine in the North.
The Washington programme pulls together a small collective of entrepenuerial waahine from around the world to share ideas and progress initiatives.
" I'm working with 25 other women from across the world from developing countries. From Africa through to Russia, Romania, Egypt all over the place. All of them are doing some fantastic things of finding ways to realise the potential of their people. To be able to contribute to the development of their economies back in their communities," she says.
Rangimarie Price says micro-financing of start up initiatives has produced great results for women in business and in large populated countries like Bangladesh.
She says micro-financing could work here too.
"What they found is that the women were successful in being entrepreneurial but also a higher percentage of their return was reinvested back into their whanau. So it's those sorts of examples that are quite inspiring in terms in some of our own values that we have as women in terms of our generational approach to our own whanau well-being" she says.
The four week long Global Women in Management is sponsored by ExxonMobil.
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