13 Jun 2013 08:00
WINDHOEK, 13 JUN (NAMPA) - Standard Bank Namibia and Telecom Namibia on Thursday donated a collective N.dollars 100 000 towards the Economist Businesswomen Club for the hosting of the 14th Northern Economist Businesswomen Conference in Ongwediva.
Standard Bank Namibia donated N.dollars 55 000 while Telecom Namibia sponsored N.dollars 45 000 towards the conference, which is scheduled to take place on 08 August this year.
Speaking at the handing over of the sponsorship here, partner and marketing manager of local newspaper the Namibia Economist, Desere Lundon-Muller said the aim of the conference is to create an opportunity for women to share their expertise and skills, make new contacts, support one another and to create worthwhile business relationships.
The conference is being organised by the Namibia Economist in association with patron of the conference and 1999 Businesswoman of the Year, Sara Elago.
Lundon-Muller said the conference will include presentations and workshops which will cover topics vital for businesswomen in today's marketplace.
?The conference is tailored to all women who want to increase their professionalism, job satisfaction, add value to their organisations and to encouraged entrepreneurs,? she said.
Lundon-Muller applauded the two entities for their continuous support towards the development of women and the creation of a new generation of entrepreneurs and professionals, as well as the stimulating economic growth in the country.
Speaking at the same occasion, Standard Bank Namibia?s Head of Marketing, Thaddius Maswahu said out of the N.dollars 55 000, N.dollars 50 000 is geared towards facilitating the conference, while N.dollars 5 000 will be allocated as start-up capital for the Best Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) competition being run by the Economist Businesswomen Club.
?We are glad to be associated with such a worthy cause, which will ultimately lead to the enhancement of women in our communities,? he said.
Meanwhile, Telecom Namibia's Manager of Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Oiva Angula expressed happiness at being part of the sponsors of this initiative aimed at increasing the participation of women in business and developing their capability to compete effectively in the local market and beyond.
?Telecom Namibia is proud to continue sponsoring the Namibian Businesswomen projects which elevate the status of women in Namibia,? Angula said.