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More support trickles in for Diversity Conference

Managing Director at Nedbank Namibia, Lionel Matthews handing over their contribution towards the Diversity Conference.

The first-of-its-kind Diversity Namibia Conference’s main programme is taking place at the Safari Hotel and Conference Centre on 12 February 2015 and earlier this week PwC and Nedbank Namibia both formally committed a total of N$100,000 each towards conference. “As we are planning to drive diversity within our organisation, we are looking forward to learning how best to manage diversity at the upcoming conference,” said Dr Andreas Mwoombola, Head: Transformation & Strategy. Managing Director at Nedbank Namibia, Lionel Matthews said “Nedbank supports inclusivity as a corporate organization and is pleased to partner with the Diversity Namibia organising team, because we believe in leveraging diversity in the workplace.”

PwC Namibia also supports this view and said, “It is important to support each other’s differences,” commented Stefan Hugo, Partner at PwC Namibia. “We believe in diversity to the extent that it is one of the parameters used in leadership appraisals,” confirmed Nangula Uaandja, Country Senior Partner at PwC Namibia. “The conference organising team is immensely thankful for the support we have received from Nedbank Namibia and PwC Namibia. This will support us in our effort, bringing Fons Trompenaars, internationally-acclaimed expert on organizational culture and diversity, to Namibia. We would like people to discuss and have conversations about diversity. This will allow business leaders to gain knowledge about how to manage something as complex as diversity in the workplace,” explained Margareth Gustavo, Managing Director at Cornerstone Joe Public and Main Organiser of Diversity Namibia. The key speaker, Fons Trompenaars, is founder and director of Trompenaars-Hampden-Turner, an inter-cultural management firm, based in The Netherlands. During the past 25 years Trompenaars has helped Fortune 500 leaders manage and solve their business and cultural dilemmas to increase global effectiveness and performance, particularly in the areas of globalisation, mergers, acquisitions, HR and leadership development.

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