NCCI Swakop to host Women in Business Conference

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Staff Reporter

WINDHOEK – The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) in Swakopmund, in partnership with Bank Windhoek, Old Mutual and Air Namibia, announced its annual Women in Business Conference, slated to take place on September 6 at the coastal resort town.

The event, now in its second year, is a platform specifically created to give women in business a platform to forge critical connections in the business community in order to help their businesses thrive, especially in these challenging times.
Speaking on the importance of the event is Branch and Marketing Manager at NCCI Swakopmund Paulina Mbango, who said: “Women empowerment is not a women only issue, but an issue for all of us as a whole. It is an established fact that empowerment of women improves economic and social development of a society as a whole, therefore, NCCI is committed to gender equality and we invite women, in all industries, to join us for this special event.”

Jacquiline Pack from Bank Windhoek in a statement said: “Women are a powerful force in the Namibian economy and a smart choice for businesses to invest in. This platform will empower delegates to learn and share their experiences, especially regarding the current challenges facing them in our economy. While we strive to reach our full potential and build businesses we dream of, contributing to society and leaving a legacy, we are also aware of the other equally fulfilling roles of mother, nurturer, provider, wife, daughter, sister, chef and councillor. These roles also contribute to an empowered woman.”

The event will be held at the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre and will feature eight distinguished speakers, all of whom are well-known experts in their fields of expertise. Topics will include Business Start-up Financing, Funding and Investments, The Legal Side of Business, Marketing for SME’s, and Business Survival Strategies for the Current Economy. 
Speakers will include Ujama Mushimba, founder of Good Women, Good Business Start-Up fund, entrepreneur and owner of Kauai Franchise Estelle Tjipuka and Afra Shimming-Chase, financial wealth management expert, amongst other experts in the financial, legal and media industries. 
The event is expected to be a valuable investment for any women entrepreneurs in the early stages of their business or women that have established businesses and looking to take them to the next level.