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Women in business encouraged to be authentic all the time

Women in business encouraged to be authentic all the time

Well know Strategist and Marketing and Communications expert, Tracy Eagles, believes that the ability to laugh at oneself, or at least smile gently is one of the most effective way to saving grace.

Eagles highlighted this at the Economist Businesswomen Club Breakfast, last week, where she was one of the guest speakers.

With a twinkle in her eyes and a sly smile, Tracy advised the women at the event to be their own role models and find the one thing that they love to and do it in-depth.

“It is a big responsibility to be a role model to yourself and a woman of value, therefore it is imperative to be present in all the things you do,” she emphasised.

Eagles, who has a passion for people development and team building, said it is important to unpack yourself so that you can see the true you. “It is very important that you do not lie to yourself, but to be truthful all the time, so that you have a very clear picture of who and what you are not,” she added.

“We bring who we are to every situation, therefore it is imperative to be your authentic self all the time. You can not fake it until you make it in every situation that you are in,” she said.

Addressing the women with her bubbly personality and engaging eyes, Eagles advised the ladies not to be apologetic of who they are at anytime or place and focus on the set target and goals.

The Economist Businesswomen Club provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and expertise. Though planned networking, it aims to encourage the personal development and management skills of its members and to advance the standing and power of women.

Meanwhile, all proceeds made by the Club go towards the Economist Businesswomen Bursary Fund.

Caption: (l-r) Nangula Kauluma, Namibian Businesswoman of the Year 2017 showing appreciation for Tracy Eagles, Guest Speaker at the Economist Businesswomen Networking Breakfast.


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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.