Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) has successfully hosted its first ever Corporate Event with their Gala Night Launch on Thursday at the Monarch Bar & Grill, IBS.
The launching was well attended by corporate houses around Honiara, who braved the rain and enjoyed the night with SIWIBA who received Corporate Sponsorships that will support upcoming events, including the proposed SIWIBA Women in Business Awards 2016.
SIWIBA in a statement acknowledged and expressed deep gratitude to all who accepted the invitations from SIWIBA and were part of the event right to the end despite bad weather.
SIWIBA President Dalcy Tekulu in a statement said, “on behalf of the SIWIBA Board, Staff and members, I would like to sincerely thank our sponsors for the tremendous support during SIWIBA’s Gala Night Launch last week.”
Mrs Tekulu highlighted that SIWIBA plans to give awards to its members who are “business women who run businesses and continue to be in business, in spite and despite of the many challenges facing women.”
Mrs Tekulu further adds that purpose of the launch is to ensure that “our partners still stand and believe in what SIWIBA advocates for in terms of Women’s Economic Empowerment”.
She stressed that the great partnership with corporate houses is a milestone for SIWIBA to achieve sustainability and recognition for women in business in Solomon Islands.
SIWIBA Vice President and Head of the Gala Night Launch Committee Julie Gegeu Haro, acknowledged the presence of all who attended the event with SIWIBA, now embarking on the sustainability of the organization and “the local partnership is very vital”.
With SIWIBA’s role to empower women economically, the recognition, co-operation and support from the good sponsors during the Gala Night Launch will take SIWIBA’s initiatives to be mandated at another new level.
SIWIBA sincerely appreciate and acknowledge the following partners and supporters who have placed their contributions and pledges:
Platinum Sponsor $50,000 (5 spaces)
1) The Solomon Islands Government (SIG)
2) National Fisheries Development (NFD)
3 remaining spaces for Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsor $25,000 (5 spaces)
1) PNG High Commission Office
4 remaining spaces for Gold Sponsor
Bronze Sponsors $15,000 (7 spaces)
1) Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI)
2) Australia and New Zealand Bank (ANZ)
3) Bank South Pacific (BSP)
4) Solomon Island National Provident Fund (SINPF)
5) Solomon Breweries Limited
6) Red Mansion Comfort Inn
7) Solomon Islands Ports Authority
Support Sponsorship $2000 – $5000 (Unlimited space)
1) Capital Insurance
2) Tower Insurance
3) QBE Insurance
4) Taiwanese Embassy
5) Premiere Group of Companies Limited
6) Solomon Islands Home Finance Limited
7) Heritage Park Hotel
8) Prestige Property Developers and Management
Support sponsorship on Product & Services (unlimited Space)
1) Solomon Telekom Company Limited
SBD$5,000 each to support three (3) young women entrepreneurs as per Solomon
Telekom Company Limited Criteria
2) Solomon Airlines
1 x return ticket (international) that will be auctioned or raffled at a later date to be confirmed by SIWIBA
SIWIBA is humbled by the positive responses from Government Ministries, Corporate Houses and NGO Groups, whose presence made the event a success story for the Association.
SIWIBA appeals to other Corporate Houses who wish to be part of this great initiative that recognize and embrace local women in businesses.
Remaining sponsorship spaces include Platinum and Gold categories as well as Support
Sponsorship for individuals who wish to support SIWIBA’s Corporate Sponsorship initiative.
For more information, contact SIWIBA Secretariat on 28387 or email [email protected]
SIWIBA also acknowledged DFAT Australia for their continuous support in funding
SIWIBA’s Secretariat, Programs and Activities which includes the recent Gala Night Launch.
It further hailed and embraced the partnership with Japanese International Cooperation for funding SIWIBA’s Website, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour & Immigration and BSP for SIWIBA’S participation in PNG’s Women Expo and Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock for the various trainings in Horticulture and Livestock.
Individuals who have supported SIWIBA one way or the other in ensuring the SIWIBA Gala Night Launch is a success include Elrich Designs, Karina Paenitala, Maggie Aitorea, Alison Ragomo, interior decors volunteers, William Sanga (Events First), Terry Williams, Lyn Baura (Creative Image Hair Salon), Duane Baiabe (Access Plus) and [email protected] volunteers are also warmly acknowledged.
Further acknowledgement to our supporters towards our Mere’s Market: Origin Gas, Dalgro, Island Enterprises, ZFM, Creative Image Hair Salon and Pro31.