MTN Uganda has launched Women in Business Awards 2017. The awards are meant to honour women especially those engaged in small to medium business. This comes at a time when the world gears to celebrate International Women’s Day scheduled for March8, 2017.
According to MTN, these awards celebrate the achievements of Ugandan women entrepreneurs who against all odds continue to excel in the predominantly male dominated field of business. Under the theme; Survival of the fittest: Partnering for success, MTN will host the awards night on Friday March17, 2017 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.
Announcing the awards, the telecom giant said in a statement issued on Tuesday that the night will also feature a panel discussion and a key note speech delivered by Dr. Judy Dlamini, a successful South African female entrepreneur who is behind the Mbekani Group of businesses. Preceding the dinner night, MTN together with partners will host a Master Class on Friday3, March 2017 at the Protea Hotel.
Commenting about this new feature, the MTN Chief Uganda Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Mapula Bodibe commented said: “This day of education and networking seeks to further empower women with various skills in areas like Financing, Corporate Governance, Planning and Marketing among others”.
The day long class will be facilitated by leading professionals and organizations with expertise in their respective areas of trade like Charles Ocici – CEO, Enterprise Uganda, Ruth Sebatindira – Founding Partner, Ligomarc Advocates, Cedric Mpobusingye – Country Partner PwC Uganda and digital marketing experts – Zimba Women among others.
Participating individuals and organizations will each be recognized with a Certificate of Participation. Registration for individuals and companies wishing to participate in the awards is ongoing.
The MTN Women in Business Awards have over the years become the most recognizable platform celebrating upcoming and successful women entrepreneurs in Uganda.
The award categories on the night are: MTN Women In Business Excellence in ICT Award, MTN Women In Business Excellence in Financial Services Award, MTN Women In Business: People’s Choice (Survivor of the Year) and MTN Women In Business CEO Of The Year.
In all award categories, a 2nd runner, 1st runner up and the eventual category winners will be recognized with an award and prizes to be announced on the night.