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AIBN (formerly EQ) is a not-for-profit organisations, non-government, independent, membership based organisation, was formed in 2010 registered under the WA Corporations Act 2001. AIBN aligns women to connect and share knowledge, eventually opening opportunities for mentoring. AIBN brings together Australian-Indonesian corporations, businesses, and organizations led by women.

Be connected. Be Informed. Be Inspired. Be Better
Our Missions to support the needs of various industries $ members by facilitating Australia-Indonesia trade & investment relations and by supporting policies that benefit Australia and Indonesia
Promote and inspire the entrepreneurial spirit in women
Strengthen and embolden women to become key players and contributors in community development, in the workforce, and in the economy
To increase participation of Australia-Indonesian women in international trade

How EQ Program


For over 4 years, Indonesian origin businesswomen & corporations have trusted AIBN as a major part of their team  AIBN 
has equipped them in many ways on how to approach and address the steps/stages and the challenges associated with business start-up, management, and growth. Raising the profile of women within the membership . Yes, we do and will cheer them on, but we do more. We open doors to resources and programs that build confidence in women operators

First, while we do value and help our community,
Participation in AIBN events and forums that presenting insight and up-to-date information, sound forecasts, and tons of inspiration.
Among member they offering a variety of professional events, realising that big potential, also inspired by the success other Indonesian businesswomen internationally.

• Provides wonderful opportunities for women to share and exchange ideas, to give insight and understanding, to share relevant articles and news on issues that impact businesses, to share talents and enrich relationships. Through all these, learning, growth, and new ideas will emerge, relationships will be forged
• Hosts informative events with expert presenters and discussions on various aspects of business fields for women and prepares them to meet the challenges in the operation and growth of their enterprises




Focus on mostly to learn, support, promote, recognise and rewards female talent.
• Provide communication and opportunities for members to access to networking, meet their Role Models at seminars and various events to share experiences which will help in the assimilation process both here in Australia and Indonesia.
• Continue to build a strong network enabling us to introduce you to the contacts you need for your business success.
• Emphasize  to build businesses between members through strong and positive relationships

Indonesian origin and Australian businesswomen, despite their ‘not so favourable’ backgrounds possess a wide range of skills, demonstrate the capacity and resources aims to establish networks of likeminded people in relaxed, non- traditional environments.
Businesses that are owned and/or operated by women

Women in leadership, Women on boards, Women in media, Active Women in the workplace.

Choose Option To Become


To have access to numerous opportunities for business promotion, including member to member contact, and exposure through various media AIBN members gain insight and learn new strategies from other members
• Support businesses that are owned and/or operated by women to take their products/services to the world.
• Unify women business owners and operators by facilitating the promotion of their products and services on a platform that stretches across transnational borders.
• To develop long-term working relationship with government body and to bring together women involved in the community and international trade and its trading partners to help them develop sustainable business.
AIBN is a transnational association of women entrepreneurs. It arranges and organises international meetings and conferences for women entrepreneurship.

Community Membership suits women who want to start on their path to getting business information and are not yet ready to commit to professional development. Benefits: Receive bi-weekly e-news Digest and access to bi Monthly Gathering

B. START-UP MEMBER contribution $ 100 / per year
Start-up Membership is designed to be affordable and to fit in with the other commitments of membership .To get advice from peer support the member needs to take member ideas.
• Opportunity To Promote The Product And Service Among Member ,
• Member Profile and Member Search ,
• Receive bi-weekly e-news Digest
• Access to bi Monthly Gathering
• Discounts For Events

C. GROWTH MEMBERSHIP $200 /per year
Growth Membership is designed For the Established Business Owner and Manager,
Extend your professional network outside your team, your company and your industry. Build on the career skills you've acquired with the help of business leaders from a variety of industries and backgrounds. Get a fresh perspective on the systems, processes and assumptions that are governing your business. Enrich your career with mentoring opportunities that suit your schedule and daily commitments. we believe that all businesswomen’s should have access to good information, education, resources & to each other.
• Hyperlink to Your Business Website address on Member Profile
• Acknowledgement On Printed Materials
• Opportunity to Promote the Product and Service among Member
• News Digest
• Access To Bi-Monthly Gathering
• Member Profile
• Discounts For Events

About International Women`s Day

International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

Great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women. Women's oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change. Then in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.

In accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America, the first National Woman's Day (NWD) was observed across the United States on 28 February. Women continued to celebrate NWD on the last Sunday of February until 1913.

n 1910 a second International Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen. A woman named a Clara Zetkin (Leader of the 'Women's Office' for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) tabled the idea of an International Women's Day. She proposed that every year in every country there should be a celebration on the same day - a Women's Day - to press for their demands. The conference of over 100 women from 17 countries, representing unions, socialist parties, working women's clubs, and including the first three women elected to the Finnish parliament, greeted Zetkin's suggestion with unanimous approval and thus International Women's Day was the result.

Following the decision agreed at Copenhagen in 1911, International Women's Day (IWD) was honoured the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on 19 March. More than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women's rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination. However less than a week later on 25 March, the tragic 'Triangle Fire' in New York City took the lives of more than 140 working women, most of them Italian and Jewish immigrants. This disastrous event drew significant attention to working conditions and labour legislation in the United States that became a focus of subsequent International Women's Day events. 1911 also saw women's 'Bread and Roses' campaign.

On the eve of World War I campaigning for peace, Russian women observed their first International Women's Day on the last Sunday in February 1913. In 1913 following discussions, International Women's Day was transferred to 8 March and this day has remained the global date for International Wommen's Day ever since. In 1914 further women across Europe held rallies to campaign against the war and to express women's solidarity.

On the last Sunday of February, Russian women began a strike for "bread and peace" in response to the death over 2 million Russian soldiers in war. Opposed by political leaders the women continued to strike until four days later the Czar was forced to abdicate and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote. The date the women's strike commenced was Sunday 23 February on the Julian calendar then in use in Russia. This day on the Gregorian calendar in use elsewhere was 8 March.

1918 - 1999
Since its birth in the socialist movement, International Women's Day has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration across developed and developing countries alike. For decades, IWD has grown from strength to strength annually. For many years the United Nations has held an annual IWD conference to coordinate international efforts for women's rights and participation in social, political and economic processes. 1975 was designated as 'International Women's Year' by the United Nations. Women's organisations and governments around the world have also observed IWD annually on 8 March by holding large-scale events that honour women's advancement and while diligently reminding of the continued vigilance and action required to ensure that women's equality is gained and maintained in all aspects of life.

2000 and beyond
IWD is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother's Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.

The new millennium has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women's and society's thoughts about women's equality and emancipation. Many from a younger generation feel that 'all the battles have been won for women' while many feminists from the 1970's know only too well the longevity and ingrained complexity of patriarchy. With more women in the boardroom, greater equality in legislative rights, and an increased critical mass of women's visibility as impressive role models in every aspect of life, one could think that women have gained true equality. The unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women's education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men.

However, great improvements have been made. We do have female astronauts and prime ministers, school girls are welcomed into university, women can work and have a family, women have real choices. And so the tone and nature of IWD has, for the past few years, moved from being a reminder about the negatives to a celebration of the positives.

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women's craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.

Many global corporations have also started to more actively support IWD by running their own internal events and through supporting external ones. For example, on 8 March search engine and media giant Google some years even changes its logo on its global search pages. Year on year IWD is certainly increasing in status. The United States even designates the whole month of March as 'Women's History Month'.

So make a difference, think globally and act locally !! Make everyday International Women's Day. Do your bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.

This articles was taken from www.internationalwomensday.com