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Lily’s 2023 (June release) issue is themed around corporate women trailblazers in PNG, including six dynamic women who have reached senior management in a country which favours men as business leaders, and who generously share advice and insights on how they broke through the bias.

The issue also delves into dating dilemmas of the PNG career women – with real-life stories shared by women who took part in our wide-ranging survey.

Our fashion spread "Runway to Real Life" features statement evening gowns through to practical workwear by some of PNG’s best designers – many of which were revealed at the Project Runway fashion event last year – worn in everyday settings by four of the women who contested the 2022 Miss PNG Pacific Islands Pageant, including winner Josie Nicholas.


#business – Mohone Coffee founder Georgina Benson gave up a career in banking to pursue a passion project – going home to Goroka to produce homegrown organic coffee and make it accessible to everyday Papua New Guineans.

#beautifulyou – Make your own skincare products (a cucumber face mask and brown sugar foot scrub) using simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Evelyn Jarua of Vira Natural Homemade Products shows us how.

#readercomp – #MyCulture: We reveal the winner of our latest reader photo competition along with all the best pix in our 4-page photo gallery

PLUS... profiles on newly engaged Commonwealth swim star Georgia-Leigh Vele, community politician and MKA women's rep Mea-Lou Isaac, art activist Nelson Kokoa, guest chef Margaret Luku of Agetai Real Foods (sharing a delicious recipe for curry chicken tamatama), and newly retired Dr Reia Taufa – the third PNG woman to graduate as a medical doctor pre-Independence who opens up about her very full life, career and the challenges of being a working mother.

LILY Mag - Issue: 26

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