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Clockwise, Esme’ Coetzee (back left) Lize Ehlers, Patricia Sola, Regina Kondombolo and Michelle McLean, were the finalists in last year’s Women of Excellence awards. Nominees must head or support a charity to qualify.

Clockwise, Esme’ Coetzee (back left) Lize Ehlers, Patricia Sola, Regina Kondombolo and Michelle McLean, were the finalists in last year’s Women of Excellence awards. Nominees must head or support a charity to qualify.

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 from the branch manager.
The entry forms can also be downloaded from the Miss Namibia website www.missnamibia.org . Nomination forms should be submitted by Friday, 20 June 2014. Judging starts on Tuesday, 24 June.

Standard Bank is inviting new nominations for this year’s Women of Excellence award. The bank said this week, in collaboration with the Miss Namibia Pageant, it is searching for excellent women at women-run charity organisations. Nominees are placed in one of two categories, one for women who have contributed greatly to the less privileged and the second for “a spirit of generosity and kindness.”
“Standard Bank Namibia’s main involvement with the Miss Namibia Pageant revolves around its sponsorship for the Namibian Women of Excellence initiative,” said 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 [these initiatives, the bank] is contributing to raising awareness of the important role women play in our Namibian communities,” she said
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 at the pageant in August 2014.
Last year, Michelle McLean of the Michelle McLean Children’s Trust and Patricia Sola of the Hope Initiative, each received N$35,000 for their charities from the bank.
Michelle McLean was recognized for the substantial funds she raises and invests in needy communities every year, while Patricia Sola was recognized for the amount of time she volunteers at the Hope Initiative project.

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