$5k sponsorship for WIB Awards

THE growing number of support sponsorship for the Women In Business Awards shows that the corporate sector is realising the contribution of women in the economy.

WIB yesterday received $5000 in the form of support sponsorship from Pacific Agencies.

Pacific Agencies general manager Craig Strong said they had been informal supporters of the awards for the past two years and this year was their first formal engagement with the WIB Awards.

Mr Strong said they valued the work of the organisation a lot and acknowledged the fact that 47 per cent of the staff members at Pacific Agencies were women.

He said the WIB held networking sessions for women entrepreneurs and that provided opportunities to them to discuss issues which helped grow the economy.

WIB president Dr Nur Bano Ali said Pacific Agencies had been partnering with the organisation for a long time and the financial support from the company had formalised the partnership.

Dr Ali said she was encouraged by Mr Strong’s commitment to the cause and looked forward to more partnership support from other corporate organisations.

She said this year they had received more than 70 applications/nominations for the awards compared with last year.

The WIB Awards will be held on May 13 at the Grand Pacific Hotel.

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