Businesswoman 2013 launched
Speaking at the launch ceremony, current Namibian Businesswoman of the Year, PwC Managing Partner, Nangula Uaandja said jokingly “Sometimes I would make a call and the person I want to talk to says, “Tell her I am busy, she must call back later. But if the assistant says “it’s the Businesswoman of the Year calling”, I hear “ok, let me talk to her.” Motivating other leading professionals to be nominated for this award, Uaandja said it was actually her privile ge and a learning process too as the award sent her to attend a World Businesswoman conference in Europe. “It was amazing” she said. “We were about 900 businesswomen from all over the world and it made me realise that women are doing much in business”
The Namibian Businesswoman of the Year awards have become an integral part of the Namibian business calender, celebrating the achievements of some truly remarkable women. In the 19 years since its inception, this prestigious awards programme has proudly honoured women whose achievements, commitment and vision have made them leaders in their chosen fields of endeavour.
Chairperson of the Economist Businesswomen Club , Desere Lundon-Muller said that these awards allowed many gifted decision-makers to enjoy the many benefits that the awards bring along. “The benefits include career analysis and development, positive business profiling, new business opportunities, expansion of networks and self-development”, she said.
The awards comprise four different categories namely Business Owner Award, Private and Corporate Sector Award, Community and Government Award, and Young Businesswoman Award and the finalists in each of these categories are eligible for the overall winner of the Namibian Businesswoman of the Year Award.
Uaandja also thanked the Awards Committee and the generous sponsors whose contribution ensure the awards’ high standards.
The main sponsors of the awards, Telecom Namibia and Castle Brewing Namibia are providing N$79,000 and N$70,000 respectfully, to this year’s awards.