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‘Know all your strengths and weaknesses to choose your life path’ – Nangula Uaandja

‘Know all your strengths and weaknesses to choose your life path’ – Nangula Uaandja

The Economist Businesswomen Club hosted a networking breakfast last week for women from all walks of life.

The breakfast meeting was graced by Nangula Uaandja, Country Senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, who shared wise words of wisdom and encouragement.

Uaandja, the first black women to qualify as a Chartered Accountant, is also a phenomenal leader. She was named the Namibian Businesswoman of the Year in 2011. Since then, she has been committed to her passion to make a difference in other people’s lives.

Addressing the ladies of the Economist Businesswomen Club, Uaandja focused on the theme, ‘The key to discovering your life purpose’ and said that people should concentrate mostly on their talents, “because it will not do you any good to do something that you do not like.

“Make sure you know yourself very well, know all your strengths and weaknesses to choose which path you will take in life,” she added.

According to her, women should make sure that whatever field they choose, there has to be a need for it in their communities and society, to make them relevant and not run out of options. Furthermore, anything they do should not be a burden to themselves but should make them happy to wake up every morning.

“Make sure that you take every opportunity that comes your way and always be ready, because you should upgrade yourself in every opportunity you get and not stagnate and not grow,” she said.

The Economist Businesswomen Club provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and expertise through planned networking. It also encourages the personal development and management skills of its members.

Caption: Desere Lundon-Muller, Chairperson of the Economist Businesswomen Club, Louretta Louw, Head: Customer Propositions Capricorn Group, Baronice Hans, Managing Director at Bank Windhoek and Economist Businesswomen of the Year 2015, Nangula Uaandja, Guest Speaker and Country Senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers,and Jacobina Nampila, Senior Manager: IT Implementations at Telecom Namibia.

About The Author

Mandisa Rasmeni

Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She is a born writer and she believes education is the greatest equalizer. She received her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in June 2021. . She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.