WINDHOEK, Sept. 20 – Finalists in the four categories of the 2017 Namibian Business Woman of the year awards were nominated this week.
The award notices and encourages high quality businesswomen and entrepreneurs for their excellence, showcases role models, while honoring those who form the core of the economic growth and contribution to the well being of the society.
Organiser of the awards Deserèré Lundon-Muller reiterated that the vision of Namibian Business Woman of the year project is to facilitate empowering initiatives to lead women towards self-realization.
“This development approach also leaves our beneficiaries with newly found inspiration while they develop skills and accurate knowledge. It is therefore appropriate for me to, on behalf of the women of Namibia, express my sincere appreciation towards our main sponsors,” she said.
She added that the competition is judged strictly on merit and the criteria of judges are based on both quantitative and qualitative analysis of business as a whole. The awards have also taken tremendous pride in recognizing women whose self-sacrifice, unwavering dedication and generosity of spirit have led others to achieve greatness in their own rights.
Each award category has a separate panel of judges that include prominent business and community leaders, and entrepreneurs. Judging is primarily based on the information submitted on the official entry form. The Judges will also interview entrants during the selection process and visit them at their workplace.
The four categories of the awards are: Business Owner; Community and Government Sector; Private and Corporate Sector; and Young Businesswoman of the year.
The 18th Namibian Businesswoman of the year will be awarded for her achievements at the Namibian Business Woman Gala banquet scheduled for 18th October. – Jonsey Douglas