Over fifty (50) women Social business owners attended the launch of the Women Social Business Accelerator Programme in Uganda. The virtual launch was held via zoom on women’s day, the 8th of March 2021 under the theme Economic Empowerment of Women in Social Business for Sustainability. The launch inducted the women on how the program will run and how they will be engaged in the 6 months’ program.
All the 50 women were given an opportunity to introduce themselves and their businesses during the online launch. The meeting was moderated by Dr Joyce Tamale the Co-Founder and CEO Capital Solutions Ltd who encouraged women to be resilient as a tool that would enable their business growth.
Ms. Jackie Namara Rukaare, the Chairperson Advisory Board of Capital Solutions Limited, who was also the key note speaker at the event applauded the women for sacrificing to attend the launch on a day they should have remained home being celebrated.
She also congratulated the ladies for being able to ensure their businesses survive amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and encouraged them to ensure that they attend all training sessions.
Jovia Nampiina, the Programmes Associate at Capital Solutions Limited in her presentation noted that the programme targets women led social enterprises that are Ugandan based and willing to scale.
She noted that the programme will have 50 women social business owners trained in Business and personal profiling, financial management, human resource basics, sales and marketing, business planning with gender lenses, women leadership, risk management, M and E, investment pitch training, biweekly check-ins for business growth among others from March to August 2021.
She called upon the women to engage and actively participate in the programme.
The women cohort Social Business accelerator programme is a training program by Capital Solutions in partnership with Urgent Action Fund (UAF) for women social business owners aimed at empowering women with skills to scale their businesses and be able to support the community by addressing the most pressing societal needs.