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 20 September, 2019.
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:
  • Basic business skills
  • Business planning
  • Enterprise management
  • Getting financial support
  • Winning tenders
  • Marketing your products
The trainings have been scheduled as follows:
Area Venue Date Time
Ishaka Crane Resort Hotel Ishaka 10th  & 11th  July 2019 7:00am – 5:00pm
Mbale Kayegi Hotel - Mbale 7th & 8th  August 2019 7:00am – 5:00pm
Gulu Kakanyero Hotel - Gulu 11th & 12th  September 2019 7:00am – 5:00pm
Kampala Hotel Africana - Kampala 2nd & 3rd  October 2019 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
Business Expo
The season two 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.  Additionally, power talks will be held during the expo. Click here to download Terms and Conditions for the Rising Woman competition


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