Standard Bank NamibiaÔÇÖs search for excelling women begins

After launching its fourth search for the Standard Bank of Namibia (SBN) Women of Excellence Awards last year, SBN in collaboration with the Miss Namibia Pageant, is once again searching for excelling women from women-run charity organisations.
The public relations and corporate communication manager, Surihe Gaomas said in an effort to contribute towards raising awareness of the important role women play in the Namibian communities, SBN is this year urging the public to nominate outstanding women from their respective communities for the 2014 Women Excellence Awards.
“Standard Bank’s main involvement with the Miss Namibia Pageant revolves around its sponsorships towards the Namibian Women of Excellence initiative. SBN supports the development, empowerment and recognition of women in all sectors of society,” she said.
Nominees will be placed in one of the two categories; one for women who have contributed greatly to the less privileged and the other for ‘a spirit of generosity and kindness’.
Last year, the bank rewarded Michelle McLean of the Michelle Mclean Children’s Trust and Patricia Sola of the Hope Initiative Project with a total of N$35 000 each. McLean was recognised for the amount of funds she raises and invests in needy communities every year while Sola was rewarded for the amount of time she voluntarily spends in efforts towards her project.
Women of Excellence entry/nomination forms are now available at the SBN head office in Windhoek as well as in all its branches countrywide. The forms can also be downloaded from the Miss Namibia website.
The winners for this year’s awards will be announced during the pageant on 2nd of August.