In its continued efforts to celebrate and support women in their different capacities, Orange Botswana has partnered with the French Embassy to host and celebrate the women of Botswana on the 08 March 2016 through an expo.
During this event, Orange Botswana will have stalls showcasing and promoting products and services from 100% owned Batswana women companies. These will include Amazing Services, the winner of the Orange Foundation 2015 Corporate Gifts challenge and some of the top 10 candidates who participated in the Challenge.
The International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 08 March across the world. “Our commitment to empowering local women entrepreneurs is one that we take seriously. When we announced Thato Mahube as last year’s winner for the 2015 Corporate Gifts Challenge, we promised to go beyond just purchasing from her, but creating and availing platforms for her company to showcase and promote themselves at Orange sponsored events. The International Women’s Day celebration is just one of those platforms that we will offer to them,” says Orange PR and Foundation Manager, Boga Chilinde-Masebu.
According to Thato Mahube of Amazing Services, the support from Orange Botswana is greatly appreciated, especially as the company does its best to not only purchase from them but also avail opportunities for them to increase their footprint through exhibitions such as the Women’s Day celebrations.
“We are truly excited to be working with Orange Botswana. We are looking forward to interacting with the business community as well as the opportunity to grow our company through promoting ourselves at this event. We hope that this will open up doors to more partnerships and business opportunities with different entities,” says Mahube. Each year, the celebrations are held at the French Ambassadors’ residence in Botswana and are attended by various dignitaries and business entities, providing the perfect opportunity for business interaction for the women.