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Women conference gets a boost

Mon, 17 June 2013 01:53
by Honorine Kaze

Namibian businesswoman who strive for success in their respective trades, will converge for the Economist Businesswomen conference, slated for 8 August in Windhoek.
To this end, Standard Bank Namibia has sponsored a sum of N$55 000 for the event that aims to uplift and empower Namibian businesswomen.
While N$ 50 000 is meant to facilitate the conference, the remainder will be allocated as start-sup capital for the best Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) competition being run by the Economist Businesswomen Club.
The one day conference, held annually, is to equip women who are starting, expanding or working to improve their business with the tools they need to move their businesses and careers forward.
At the conference, they generate new ideas, make new connections and explore new opportunities.
The conference will be hosted by Sara Elago, the patron of the conference and Businesswoman of the year 1999. Through that sponsorship, they are contribute towards a better life for women and therefore, a better life to all.
Standard Bank Namibia Corporate Communication Manager Surihe Gaomas, notes that the Bank is proud to be part of that noble cause of empowering women.
“The contribution to this conference has been made possible through the Standard Bank Namibia Foundation.  We are glad to be associated with such a worthy cause that will ultimately lead to the enhancement of women in our communities. As they say, you educate woman, you have educated the whole nation and by creating a new generation of women entrepreneurs and professionals, we stimulate economic growth of our country,” she said.
Chairperson of the Economist Businesswoman Club Desere Lundon  Muller expressed appreciation on behalf of the women of Namibia,
“The much anticipated assistance which the women of Namibia have received over the past 14 years, has profoundly impacted on the emancipation of women in the north and is one of the most effective ways to create a new generation of entrepreneurs and professionals  and to stimulate economic growth in our country, ” she says.
The latest Businesswoman of the Year (2011) is Managing Partner and Director of Pricewaterhouse Coopers Nangula Uaandja.
The Businesswoman of the Year award is one of the projects under the Economist business women projects. It is an initiative that recognises the work of high achieving women across a variety of fields.
It recognises, rewards and celebrates achievements of inspirational women who have pushed the boundaries.
The Businesswoman of the Year 2013 is scheduled for later this year.