Sheena Ruparelia, one of the directors of Ruparelia Group has tipped women on how to compete with their male counterparts and bring transformative change within their societies and the country in general.
Sheena Ruparelia was speaking during an online talk show held at Victoria University Kampala alongside Uganda Law Society President-elect Phiona Nabasa Wall and Katusabe Ssemwezi, the Academic Registrar Victoria University.
Other discussants included Karitas Karisimbi, a Media personality and Malaa Kivila Odera, the Founder & C.E.O Sylmax Consult.
Themed ‘Enhancing Women Capabilities towards development in Uganda’, the show was streaming live on the Victoria University Kampala Facebook Page.
The Managing Director Speke Group hotels noted that women’s struggle to make it in life is long and hard but very possible if they unite and work together.
“The struggle is long, it’s hard but it is possible and we must unite together, we must support one another, we must be willing to learn and listen. Open your opportunities in every single day and appreciate it,” Sheena Ruparelia said.
She added: “I think it’s up to us to change the society, no one is going to do it for us, it is us to work together and togetherness education, willingness, openness and target orientation makes it possible, we can do it.”
The youthful entrepreneur noted that there is also a problem of inequality against women and also against race which she says needs to be addressed in order to be able to work together to streamline and share the available opportunities equally.
“Women need to be looked at as equal as other members of the society. Women should also be willing and available to perform any role they feel they want to be doing.
“In terms of development, a woman can be involved in as much as she feels she can. Actually if you look at societies today, there are a number of women in key roles and they have done so much more and some times more than their male counterparts”.
She appealed to women to always be confident and develop willingness to learn in order to achieve their goals in life.