New search for “Women of Excellence”
The bank said, in collaboration with the Miss Namibia Pageant, it is searching for excellent women from women-run charity organisations. Nominees are placed in one of two categories namely one for women who have contributed greatly to the less privileged and the second for “a spirit of generosity and kindness.”
“Standard Bank’s main involvement with the Miss Namibia Pageant revolves around its sponsorship towards the Namibian Women of Excellence initiative,” explains Surihe Gaomas-Guchu, PR & Communications Manager at Standard Bank Namibia. “Standard Bank supports the development, empowerment and recognition of women in all sectors of society. By sponsoring the Miss Namibia Pageant and the Namibian Women of Excellence project, Standard Bank is contributing towards raising awareness of the important role women play in our Namibian communities,” says Gaomas-Guchu.
Standard Bank has launched its fourth search for the Standard Bank Namibia Women of Excellence Award during the crowning event last year. These winners will be announced during the pageant on 02 August 2014.
Last year Standard Bank Namibia rewarded Women of Excellence, Michelle McLean of the Michelle McLean Children’s Trust and Patricia Sola of the Hope Initiative Project with a total of N$35,000 each. Michelle McLean was recognized for the amount of funds she raises and invests in needy communities every year, while Patricia Sola was recognized for the amount of time she volunteers towards the Hope Initiative Project. Gaomas-Guchu said “Women of Excellence” entry/nomination forms can be collected at the Standard Bank Head Office in the Town Square Centre, Windhoek on the 4th floor, Marketing Department, or from all Standard Bank Branches countrywide. The entry forms can also be downloaded from the Miss Namibia website www.missnamibia.org. The bank is one of the gold sponsors of the Miss Namibia Pageant.