The fourth edition of the Nedbank Women in Media Conference will take place this coming Saturday, 20 April, at the Nedbank Campus in Windhoek.

The event brings together women in the Namibian media fraternity to provide a platform for meaningful dialogue, networking, and collaboration aimed at advancing gender diversity and empowerment in the media industry, as well as to explore synergies between the media and their corporate communication counterparts.

This year, the Nedbank Women in Media Conference will see a panel of speakers, including prominent figures from media organisations, scholars and corporate entities, engage in panel discussions, and interactive conversations which highlight a wide range of topics, from the portrayal of women in media to strategies for career advancement and leadership development.

Event organiser and Women in Media co-founder, Limba Mupetami, said that the event came about after identifying that there was a need to have discussions among women in the media industry on pertinent issues they face on a daily basis.

“This year’s Conference will once again provide a vital platform for women to convene, empower each other, and bolster their confidence,” Mupetami said.

“It’s a space where women can share experiences, insights, network and foster a stronger, more inclusive media landscape. The diverse range of topics at hand effectively bridges the gap between current and former journalists and women in the corporate sector, fostering a dynamic exchange of ideas and experiences.

“This intersectionality strengthens the conference’s impact, providing valuable insights and opportunities for collaboration across different sectors of the media industry, she said.

When asked about Nedbank Namibia’s involvement in the event, Communications and Public Relations Manager, Selma Kaulinge, said their support of the event has yielded positive results from the inception of their partnership with Women in Media, and they will continue to aid in strengthening the collaboration amongst women in the media fraternity.

“At Nedbank Namibia, we recognize the pivotal role of women in shaping the media landscape and driving societal change,” Kaulinge said.

“Through this conference, we aimed to foster a supportive environment for women in media to exchange ideas, share experiences, and forge partnerships that drive positive impact. As money experts who do good, we believe that collaboration between media houses and corporates is essential for driving innovation, promoting diversity, and amplifying women’s voices in the media.”

The event is open to those working in the media industry, including media interns and students studying towards media related qualifications.

The event is sponsored by Nedbank Namibia, Multichoice Namibia, European Union, Pupkewitz Motors, Gondwana Collection, and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Media.

In the photo: Nedbank Women in Media organisers Limba Mupetami (left) and Jemima Beukes (right), with the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia’s Chief Executive Officer Emilia Nghikembua (middle), at the 2023 edition of the event.