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Businesswoman conference major success.

The Namibia Economist, in association with Sara Elago, Patron of the Conference and Businesswoman of the Year 1990, hosted the 15th northern conference last week in Ongwediva at Bennies Conference Centre.

In-depth presentations and workshops were held covering topics deemed vital to businesswomen in today’s marketplace. The aim of the conference is to create a platform for women to share their expertise and skills, grow their networks and create worthwhile business relationships.

At the scheduled break-away sessions, professionals from a wide spectrum gave more practical and hands-on instruction on, amongst others, business finance, legal matters, constitutional issues, partnerships, procurement, agencies, management issues, and the internet.

In collaboration with the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, entrepreneurs and business owners in the north were identified and invited to the conference which ended with a gala dinner.

The main sponsors of the conference are Telecom Namibia and Standard Bank Namibia. The sponsorship which the women have received over the past 14 years has profoundly impacted on the emancipation of women in the north and has been identified as one of the most effective ways to create a new generation of entrepreneurs and professionals, stimulating economic growth in the country.

All excess funds generated by the conference, go towards the Economist Businesswomen Bursary Fund, which is available to finance female students in business related fields at an academic institution in Namibia.

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