Meet Difference Maker, Ruth

Meet Difference Maker, Ruth

Ruth has worked closely with us on several projects including the Laikim Sister program, as well as our ongoing work with bilum. READ MORE

Holiday Recommendations – 21/22

Holiday Recommendations – 21/22

Looking for some reading, listening or watching recommendations for the holiday season?Throughout the year, in our Newsletter, we have shared various recommendations for reading, listening and watching. We share some of these below that you might like to enjoy over the holiday period. Simon Sinek often comes up in our conversations when we're talking about concepts and resources. We often use The Golden Circle framework that Sinek introduced in his Start with Why book when working with social enterprises and organisations. Annie recently came across this ABC interview with Ash Barty's ... READ MORE

Meet our WOW participants

Meet our WOW participants

We introduce you to some of the participants of the Women of the World program, due to begin in early 2022. READ MORE

PNG Local Business Coach focus: Mari Ellingson

PNG Local Business Coach focus: Mari Ellingson

Empowering women in business is something we’re very passionate about. So when we get to build local capacity in our women-led business coaching program it’s even more exciting, as the potential impact is so much greater. Mari is one of our Local Business Coach participants in Papua New Guinea and we have loved getting to know her.  Mari owns a business in Port Moresby which develops niche export markets for PNG organic products. She does this by connecting PNG small businesses with SMEs in other countries. Mari decided to apply for the Local Business Coach program so that she could ... READ MORE

Women of the World

Women of the World

Women of the World – a cohort business program offering economic independence and health literacy programs for migrant and refugee women. READ MORE

PNG Local Business Coach focus: Mary Handen

PNG Local Business Coach focus: Mary Handen

We are excited to be partnering and building local capacity in our women-led business coaching program in PNG. Mary is one of our Local Business Coach (LBC) participants and we have loved working with her over these past few months. We caught up recently and want to share a bit about Mary.  Mary was born and raised in PNG. An Accountant by profession, Mary has 35 plus years of experience serving in and climbing the corporate ladder abroad and in PNG. Currently an entrepreneur, she is the Managing Director of Jedjays Limited, a provider of clean and sustainable energy through ... READ MORE

Business and mindset coaching offers key to covid recovery for women-led businesses in PNG

Business and mindset coaching offers key to covid recovery for women-led businesses in PNG

TDi are working with PNG Women's Business Resource Centre to recruit and coach a total of 100 women-led SMEs (or deliver 800 hours of coaching) over four rounds of coaching from May through to December, with an average of 200 hours of coaching per round. Alongside, 4 Local Business Coaches are being trained in TDi's method to continue to support women-led SMEs in PNG. Here are the results for the first of the four rounds of coaching. READ MORE

What 10 years and deep curiosity has taught us

What 10 years and deep curiosity has taught us

Last year TDi celebrated 10 years, and over that time we’ve had the opportunity to travel with a number of organisations and often get a bird’s eye view of what’s going on. Recently, TDi's CEO Anthea Smits, had the opportunity to reflect on what the past 10 years and deep curiosity has taught us. This article is a reflection on our top 6 learnings. READ MORE

Meaningful Conversations about Reconciliation

Meaningful Conversations about Reconciliation

This month’s Meaningful Conversation coincided with the start of National Reconciliation Week so we took the opportunity to explore the notion of reconciliation, and particularly this year’s theme which invites brave action. READ MORE

Hope in a challenging environment

Hope in a challenging environment

A reflection by TDis, Carlo Demaio, on the PNG Highlands township of Porgera. READ MORE

Mitch Wallis puts his heart on his sleeve about working with TDi

Mitch Wallis puts his heart on his sleeve about working with TDi

We were so grateful to Mitch from Heart On My Sleeve for sharing this video story of his experiences working with TDi. READ MORE

A creative business model that is inspiring Pacific Islanders to return to local cuisine to benefit their health, economy and climate

A creative business model that is inspiring Pacific Islanders to return to local cuisine to benefit their health, economy and climate

“The story of the food is the story of the people.” This is the belief that has inspired celebrity chef Robert Oliver to create the reality cooking show and community project ‘The Pacific Island Food Revolution’. READ MORE

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