9th Namibian women Summit: Women embracing change for prosperity

July 16, 2015, 7:46am



Namibian women from all walks of life and sectors are to meet at the 9th Namibian Women Summit, taking place from 12 to 14 August 2015, at the Safari Hotel in Windhoek. The Summit is a business summit that focuses on women’s advancement in broadening their participation in the national development by learning from one another and sharing successful strategies in order to improve their lives and the lives of others.


The Summit, which will be held under the theme ‘Women Embracing Change for Prosperity’, is expected to be officially opened by the First Lady of the Republic of Namibia, Her Excellency, Madam Monica Geingos. The First Lady, herself a successful businesswoman, is also expected to share her experiences in the business world and inspire the participants to reach their full potential and make a success of their lives. 


In addition, the Summit brings together top notch speakers from Namibia and beyond to deliver high-quality presentations and programmes for the participants. The caliber of presenters and the topics shared at the summits have proven to be the main attraction for women to attend this prestigious event.


Bank Windhoek has, as part of its corporate social responsibility and commitment towards women empowerment, supported the Summit with a cash sponsorship of N$35 000 and a range of promotional items for the delegates.


Marlize Horn, Executive Officer: Group Marketing and Corporate Communication Services at Bank Windhoek said: “Bank Windhoek is a responsible corporate citizen that identifies sponsorship beneficiaries based on their economic and social development impact. The Namibian Women Summit empowers women to empower themselves, providing for their families, creating job opportunities for members of their communities and contributing to the growth of the local economy.”


Bank Windhoek has a long term relationship with the Namibian Women Summit, and the Bank also supports women entrepreneurs through its ESME Finance Branch, where the focus is aimed strongly at providing SME loans to women, most specifically women from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.


Anne Thandeka Gebhardt, the president of the Namibian Women Summit encourages women to register for the summit and benefit from the insightful presenters and surround themselves with and meet like-minded individuals, to connect, create, learn and share innovative ideas.


The registration form is available on request from namibianwomensummit2015@gmail.com .


For more information on the summit, contact Ms Anne Thandeka Gebhardt at Cell: 081 128 2330 or thandeka@iway.na