Rising Woman Campaign FAQs


About The Rising Woman Initiative – 6th Edition

dfcu Bank under the dfcu Women in Business program in partnership with the Monitor Publications Limited’s (MPL) flagship brand Daily Monitor, Uganda Investment Authority-UIA and Uganda Airlines are running the 6th Edition of the Rising Woman campaign. The objective of the campaign includes recognizing, celebrating, and promoting a culture of mentorship among women in business in Uganda.

Themed “Empowering Entrepreneurs to Succeed” the 6th Edition of Rising Woman shall include several activities ranging from Regional Women in Business training & mentorship programs, B2B/B2C market linkages through the WIB Expo, Media profiling of Women Owned businesses and customized financial services offers are lined up. But that’s not all, an all-expenses paid study trip to Nairobi for the top 10 winners and cash prizes of up to UGX 30 million is up for grabs for the top 3 winners. Women entrepreneurs are therefore urged to send in their project proposals following the guidelines herein to stand a chance to win the study tour trip and cash prizes.

Who qualifies?                                                  

Participants shall be female entrepreneurs who individually or jointly own at least 50% of a business that is formally registered and domicile in Uganda.

The business must be 50% owned by a woman/women and domicile in Uganda.

  • Senior leadership or board consisting of more than 30% women.

  • Businesses founded by a woman who retains an active role in the business.

  • Businesses where the share of women in the workforce representing at least 30-50% of the workforce.

  • Businesses dealing in products/services that specifically benefit women and address critical barriers to gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.

Where to pick up the guideline forms

  • Download forms from dfcugroup.com, any dfcu branch, UIA offices or Daily Monitor offices.

How to submit

Winners will be awarded with

  1. UGX15 Million, UGX 10 Million and UGX 5 Million for top 3 winners respectively.

  2. An all-expenses study tour trip in Nairobi for the top 10 proposals.

Deadline: Thursday 31st  October 2023

Contact Persons:  Email: womeninbusiness@dfcugroup,com

Call Fiona on - 0312300789 or Joshua – 0701-770983

Terms & Conditions

Participation in the Proposal Writing Competition

  1. The competition is only open to female entrepreneurs of adult age.

  2. Female entrepreneurs who work with any of the sponsoring partners are not eligible to participate.

  3. Proposals shall follow the format provided in the proposal writing guideline form, which is available on the dfcuwebsite, all dfcu branches, Daily Monitor offices and all UIA offices. Proposals that do not meet the requirements provided therein shall not be allowed.

  4. Proposals shall be submitted by delivering 2 hard copies at any dfcubranch, Daily Monitor office or UIA office. Submission may also be done online by sending an email womeninbusiness@dfcugroup.com.

  5. Submission of Proposals will close on Tuesday, 31st October 2023 at midnight (the “Closing Date”).

  6. Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by a panel of Judges whose decision will be final.

  7. The Top 20 Participants with the best evaluated proposals shall each be required to make a personal presentation before a panel of Judges who shall then select the top 10 proposals where the Top three will emerge from.

  8. Participants may be required to get involved in various media engagements (on TV, Radio, Print and Online) and their stories may be shared with the public on the platforms selected bydfcu, Daily Monitor and Uganda Investment Authority. Each participant shall be deemed to have consented to being part of such media engagements by submitting their application.

  9. The top 10 winners from the previous Rising Woman seasons are not eligible.

Rising Woman Business Breakfast ,Trainings and Expo

  1. The competition is only open to female entrepreneurs of adult age.

  2. Participants shall be female entrepreneurs who individually or jointly own at least 50% of a business that is formally registered and domicile in Uganda.

  3. Participants in Kampala shall register for the training at any dfcuBranch, Daily Monitor office or UIA office.

  4. Participants from outside Kampala shall register through email womeninbusiness@dfcugroup.com

  5. The training will be conducted in various sessions across the country. Details of the sessions can be obtained from any dfcu Branch, Daily Monitor office or UIA office.

  6. Availability of seats at the training sessions will be on a first come basis.

  7. There will be an Expo held in October 2023.

  8. Participants in the Expo shall register and book for space at any dfcu Branch, Daily Monitor Office or UIA Office or Email womeninbusiness@dfcugroup.com.


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