"We are at the dawn of the African Women's Decade ... We need to empower African women who produce food, raise children and drive the economy here. When those women take their rightful place at the negotiating table, in the parliament and in leadership positions across society, we can unleash Africa's enormous potential"

Ban Ki-moon , UN Secretary-General

Source: All Africa
THE Namibia Women's Summit (NWS) has become a unique opportunity for women to spread their wings as traders in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, and to contribute to regional economic integration.

First Lady Penehupifo Pohamba on Thursday evening officially opened the fifth Namibia Women's Summit by commending women's contribution.

According to Pohamba, women who are in decision-making positions are admired by others, especially the youth, because they see them as role models and as a result, they become motivated to do better in life.

She encouraged young businesswomen to remember that the sky is the limit, and that they can achieve whatever they set their minds on.

"I have no doubt that the theme touches at the core of young women in business, because it clearly defines that success starts with you as an individual. If you as an individual carefully structured your business project, it will give you a clear blueprint for success," she noted. Pohamba added that the more successful women are in business, the better it is for the country to grow and develop.

"If we do this, we will encourage others to do the same, and in the process promote trade cooperation among our people," she advised.


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