Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 - Women Economic Forum (PERTH)

Perth recently hosted the first Women Economic Forum (WEF) in Australia. WEF is an international conference platform enabling women and leaders from all walks of life worldwide to expand business opportunities and enhance personal influence through networking across borders while being inspired by some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, authors, thought leaders and celebrities.  

Carol Hanlon, CEO of Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. (BEC Global), TCF WA Inc. (TCF Australia | TCF Global), BPW Business Incubator Training & Mentoring Projects convened the event.

Carol Hanlon said, “The feedback we received from speakers and delegates was amazing! Everyone says it was the best event for inspiration and collaborations”

The event included 100 speakers sharing their skills, talents and fellowship during July 5-7. Many travelled long distances from Turkey, USA, Uganda, Portugal, India, Ghana, Cambodia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Singapore, Mozambique, across Australia and many more online from Tanzania, UK, Iran, Kenya etc.

We appreciated the attendance of WEF Founder Dr Harbeen Arora & Vinay Rai from India and all our valued presenters Professor Deborah Terry AO, Vice-Chancellor Curtin University, Welcome to Country from Ken Haywood and Professor Marion Kickett; Sustainability Professor Dora Marinova; Equity Means Business, Libby Lyons WGEA; Masami Sato B1G1 Singapore and Dr Anne Aly MP, Member of Parliament Australia presented Breaking Barriers: Making Parliament Work for Women. 

Many inspiring messages were received from our VIP Presenters, Julia Gillard AC, Former Prime Minister Australia; Cherie Blair CBE QC, The Cherie Blair Foundation UK; Seema Aziz, Care Foundation Pakistan; Celeste Mergens, Founder, Days for Girls, USA & Kenya; Dr Gertrude Mongella, Past Chair 4WWC Beijing, President BPW Tanzania.

Our VIP messages included the following:

Ms Hanlon said, “WEF Perth 2019 was a volunteer event and we greatly appreciate the valued support received from all in particular Curtin University, Belmont BEC, TCFWA, BPW WA, ALL Ladies League, DeFacto, Rotary Welshpool, Perth Convention Bureau, UN Australia Association WA, Fortix, Res-Q, Emerge Internet, Access 1 Security, PT Promotions, JBcoco, Train2Develop and our extensive range of committed and passionate volunteers.” 

“I would like to thank our supporters and helpers including The Rhythm Centre Kolkata Sanved, Ezereve, Kaylene, The Society Dancers, Ferrara Karaoke Bar, Portrait Artist Jana Vodesil-Baruffi; Neilsen Estate Winery; Metro Modelling Agency & Dance Academy; WA Designers Chaynika, Jonte Designs, Kalini, Kirrikin, Silverstar Designs, and TCFWA Parade Co-ordinator Margaret Sylvester,” Ms Hanlon said.

Video Recordings & Photos of all Presentations/Awards will be available by mid-August. All will be available on 

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Women Economic Forum (PERTH)

Belmont BEC | BEC Global is a non-profit community organisation established in 1994, providing training and mentoring support services to over 26,500+ individuals in Australia to start or improve their small business and is a specialist in virtual business incubation. 

TCFWA | TCF Australia | TCF Global is a non-profit community organisation established in 1998, assisting over 6,500+ designers and fashion industry small businesses with fashion business skill development, linkages in the global supply chain, International trade and industry networks.

The Welshpool Rotary Club is part of Rotary International a worldwide Not for profit organization which was formed in Chicago USA in 1905.  The club was chartered in 1971 and belongs to District 9455. Although a relatively small club with an active membership of 19 we raise funds via sausage sizzles, quiz nights and other activities. These funds are distributed to needy people both locally and overseas. The club is looking to connect with an overseas Not for Profit (NFP) organisations and special worthwhile projects.


Carol Hanlon
P: +61 8 9479 3777
M: +61 417963231


Business Enterprise Centre Inc. (BEC Global), TCF WA Inc. (TCF Australia | TCF Global), BPW Business Incubator Training & Mentoring Projects



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