Digicel renews its support for the third year and hands $20,000 sponsorship to Women in Business Awards

Thursday 15th January 2015?? Digicel Fiji has announced its support for the 2015 Women in Business Awards coming on board as a ?silver? category sponsor providing $20,000 cash and kind sponsorship. This is the third year running for Digicel?s partnership with the WIB.

The awards honor Fiji?s outstanding women and recognize members who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their business or profession and in their service to their community. For the past years, the WIB Awards have attracted interest and support from woman entrepreneurs, professionals, executives, senior and middle managers from across the country. The 2015 Women?s Business Awards categories are: Business Woman of the Year, Executive Woman of the Year, Manager of the Year and Aspiring Entrepreneur of the Year.

Digicel Fiji?s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Darren McLean said, ?We are happy to support the initiative of Women in Business and would like to announce a total sponsorship of $20,000 in cash and kind. We support the WIB initiative to empower, develop and promote its members, both professionally and personally.?

?We are proud of our association with Women in Business for another year, this being the third year in a row and look forward to this partnership in years to come. At Digicel we have a proud history of supporting women in leadership, ensuring they have the necessary training for leading roles within the organization and providing the support to help them succeed.?

?We appreciate Digicel?s sponsorship for our Awards and recognition of the need to support business and executive women,? said Women in Business vice-president, Ms. Jinita Prasad.

?Corporate sponsorships such as Digicel?s confirms the need to promote women in commerce and business and increases the participation of women in the sector which is the objective of Women in Business,? Ms. Prasad added.

The core responsibilities of WIB are to provide encouragement and support to existing and new businesswomen in Fiji for the development and sustainable growth of businesses. In doing so they are actively encouraging the increased participation of women in the commercial sector in Fiji.

This sponsorship adds to Digicel?s continued support for worthy initiatives such as promoting education, developing sports and many other worthy causes.

 

For more information contact:

Satish Narain

Public Relations and Sponsorship Manager

+679 7012300

satish.narain@digicelgroup.com

 

 

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