Act smart and think strategically, women advised

(L-R) Desere Lundon-Muller, Chairperson, Namibia Businesswomen Club, Margreth Mengo, Customer Service Experience Manager, Standard Bank Namibia and Sara Elago, Patron of the Businesswomen Club at the 16th Businesswomen Northern Conference held on 13 August.

The Namibia Economist Businesswomen Club held their 16th Businesswomen Northern Conference in Ongwediva at Bennies Entertainment Park on 13 August. The Conference was graced by Ericah Shafudah, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Businesswoman of the Year 2013 and Sara Elago, Patron of The Club.

Judge Marlene Tommasi from the Ministry of Justice officially opened the conference and was one of the speakers. She advised women on how to handle their businesses and their family life. Magreth Mengo, Customer Service Experience Manager, Standard Bank Namibia, talked on how women can communicate effectively with their customers.
Jacobina Nampila, Senior Manager, IT Implementation, Telecom Namibia advised the women at the conference on how to protect their businesses in this internet age. Nangula Uaandja, Managing Director, PriceWaterHouseCooper (PwC) Namibia talked on how to be leaders for the future, while Claudine Mouton, Director, SME Compete advised the ladies on how to act smart and think strategically in their businesses.
The women at the Conference were taught by Hasekiel Johannes, Innovation Marketplace Officer, Namibia Businesses Innovation Institute, who also partnered with the club for the conference, on how to compete, have new ideas and be innovative in generating new business ideas.
Businesswoman of the Year 2013 Ericah Shafudah motivated the ladies with her journey from being a mere village girl, to becoming a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance which shows that anything is possible in life. Legal Practitioner at the Law Society of Namibia, Grace Mugaviri advised the women on their legal stature during and post their traditional marriage. While Desere Lundon-Muller, Chairperson, Namibia Businesswomen Club spoke to the ladies about business etiquette and she also closed the the conference with inspiring words.
After the Conference, the women enjoyed dinner and live entertainment from Saara Dawn, a local musician. The Conference was sponsored by Telecom Namibia, Standard Bank Namibia and The Namibia Economist Newspaper.