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20th Northern Economist Businesswomen Conference set for August

20th Northern Economist Businesswomen Conference set for August

The 20th Northern Economist Businesswomen Conference was launched this week at the Telecom Namibia headquarters in Windhoek.

The conference will take place in Ongwediva on 8 August under the theme: ‘Creating Businesses Impacting Society and Leading with Purpose.’

Desere Lundon-Muller, Partner and Marketing Manager at Namibia Economist said the aim of the conference is to create an opportunity for women to share their expertise and skills, make new contacts, support one another and to create worthwhile business relationships whereby they can be held accountable for their regions.

“With in depth presentations and workshops covering topics vital to businesswomen in today’s market place, plus the conference is tailored to all women who want to increase their professionalism, job satisfaction, add value to their organisations and to encourage entrepreneurs,” she added.

Standard Bank Public Relations and Communications Manager at Standard Bank, Isack Hamata, said the empowerment of women has become the single most point of interest in terms of investment as they have become the biggest emerging market as well as talent pool to be tapped from.

“Our partnership with the Economist Businesswomen Conference is therefore precisely to afford women business people and entrepreneurs that platform to engage, interact, learn from each other, network and unlock the potential that will propel women to scale the highest heights of business and thus stimulate economic growth,” he added.

Standard Bank provided N$100,000 for the event, while other sponsors which include Telecom Namibia, provided approximately N$300,000 to the overall activities of the Namibia Businesswomen Projects.

Telecom Namibia’s Nomvula Kondombolo-Kambinda, Head of Corporate Communication and Public Relations said whenever various industries converge to help develop a specific sector or segment of society all parities involved walk away with a win and this event is one such win-win affair.

“Sometimes all an aspiring entrepreneur needs is some motivation from those who have walked the path before and I trust the event will be dominated by positive debates that would spark innovative ideas and that these ideas would be brought to life to help turnaround our economy,” she said,

Currently registration for the Conference has begun and the contact people in the North are, Phenny Kalumbu in Ondangwa at Good Hope Supermarket, Amalia Schmidt in Ongwediva at Makalani Real Estates and Tuyeni Mutota in Ohangwena.

Forms are also available at Standard Bank and Telecom branches in Oshakati and Ondangwa.


 

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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 a born writer and is working on her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). She believes education is the greatest equalizer. She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.