SIWIBA acknowledges Gala night sponsors - Solomon Star News

SIWIBA acknowledges Gala night sponsors

09 December 2015

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.