Rising Woman

Are you a woman in business seeking to take your business to the next level? Then the Rising Woman initiative is ideal for you. dfcu in partnership with Daily Monitor and Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) are carrying out several initiatives to recognize, celebrate and promote a culture of mentorship among women entrepreneurs in Uganda. To join the Rising Woman Initiative, participate in one of following activities; 1. Write a business proposal and stand a chance to win cash prizes of up to UGX 30 million. Write a business proposal highlighting your business idea, what makes it unique, anticipated results, the impact of your business idea on the community and the type of support required. Following the review of the proposals, the top 3 winners will win cash prizes of UGX 5 million, UGX 10 million and UGX 15 million. But that’s not all, the top 10 winners will win an all-expenses study tour trip to Nairobi. Click  here to download the proposal writing guidelines form, fill it in and email it to WIBP@dfcugroup.com  or submit it at any dfcu branch, Daily Monitor offices countrywide, UIA offices or district commercial officers in the respective districts.

Deadline for entries is Friday 28 September, 2018.
2. Free Rising Woman business trainings Attend any one of the Rising Woman business trainings that will take place in the major regional towns countrywide at no cost.
  • The trainings will focus on:
  • Investment licenses
  • Taxes and record keeping
  • Business registration
  • Accessing financial support
  • Winning tenders
  •  Getting market for your products and much more
The trainings have been scheduled as follows:
 Area Venue Date Time
 Lira  Pauline Hotel  22nd & 23rd August 2018  7:00am – 5:00pm
 Mbarara  Oxford Inn  19th & 20th September 2018  7:00am – 5:00pm
 Jinja  Alinisa Hotel & Spa  17th & 18th October 2018  7:00am – 5:00pm
 Kampala  Hotel Triangle 7th & 8th November 2018  7:00am – 5:00pm
  Additional Rising Woman Benefits
Mentorship programs
One-year access to the dfcu Women in Business Advisory Centre located at the dfcu Towers, Plot 26 Kyadondo Road. Our team of experts will be available to give you advise on taxation, business performance, investment and marketing.
dfcu Women in Business programme
Women entrepreneurs will be given the opportunity to sign up for the dfcu Women in Business programme at no cost and will enjoy the following;
  • Business advisory services
  • A dedicated Relationship Manager
  • Business trainings and mentorship opportunities
  • Local & international business linkages and study tours
  • Opportunity to grow savings through dfcu Investment Clubs
Investment Land opportunities in the UIA industrial parks countrywide
Following your participation in the trainings or proposal writing, you will be given first priority in any of the following UIA industrial parks; 1. Bweyogerere 2. Luzira 3. Mbarara 4. Soroti 5. Jinja 6. Mbale 7. Moroto 8. Kasese
Exposure to International Business Investors and partnerships
Depending on the sector, UIA hosts inward missions of companies from abroad and links them with Ugandan SMEs. In addition, UIA recommends SMEs for business and capacity building workshops abroad. Priority will be given to participants of the Rising Woman initiative.
Business Expo
The Rising Woman initiative will climax with a 2-day expo that will take place in Kampala. The expo will be free of charge for a select set of Rising Woman participants and at a cost for non-participants. The Expo will provide a platform for showcasing products and services as well as networking opportunities. Click here to download Terms and Conditions for the Rising Woman competition

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