Leading small business solution for design, print and marketing, Vista, in partnership with IFundWomen (IFW) and One Roof, has revealed the 10 Australian women-led businesses select to participate in ReferHer – a global initiative designed to connect women entrepreneurs around the world with capital, coaching and networking opportunities.

The selected winners represent a diverse mix of industries including Ashley Hanger of Stripped Supply and Helen Dao of Be Fraiche who each scored a $10,000 grant to help support their businesses into the future.

To mark the occasion and official program kick-off, celebrity chef and restauranter, Kylie Kwong hosted a celebratory dinner at Lucky Kwong in Sydney’s South Eveleigh on 18 May.

The 10 winners each brought a friend and fellow small-business-owner to the table, and all have access to a suite of services and resources to build a community of support including one year complimentary One Roof membership with access to coaching and expert consultants, private coaching sessions and unlimited access to workshops from IFW, plus a 12-month subscription to VistaCreate and $700 credit for both 99designs by Vista and Vistaprint from Vista.

Vista Australia CEO, Marcus Marchant said, “We’re honoured to be a part of this supportive initiative that puts a spotlight on this strong group of entrepreneurs. ReferHer enables Vista to take an active role in helping to grow the number of women-owned businesses in Australia and the world.”

Image 1: Kylie Kwong, grant winner, Helen Dao, founder and chief formulator from Be Fraiche, and Vista Australia CEO, Marcus Marchant.

Image 2: Kylie Kwong, grant winner, Ashley Hanger, founder and director from Stripped Supply and Vista Australia CEO, Marcus Marchant.