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The Dfcu Rising Woman Initiative 2019

Are you a woman in business seeking to take your business to the next level? Then the Dfcu Rising Woman initiative is ideal for you.

As one of the top financial institutions in Uganda, Dfcu bank tries to deliver on this responsibility, leaning on their heritage, nationwide reach, expertise and access to capital to support our customers and communities and invest in them.

Dfcu Rising Woman Initiative

Through the Rising Woman Initiative, Dfcu partners with Daily Monitor and Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) to carry out several initiatives to recognize, celebrate and promote a culture of mentorship among women entrepreneurs in Uganda.

Participants in the Rising Woman initiative access opportunities to network at four power talks/forums countrywide addressing issues the businesses are facing. The Power talks host both local and regional female successful entrepreneurs to empower women in business.

The training this year will focus on:

  • Basic business skills
  • Business planning
  • Enterprise management
  • Getting financial support
  • Winning tenders
  • Marketing your products
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Cash Prize and Study trip

The top 3 winners walk away with cash prizes of UGX 5 million, UGX 10 million and UGX 15 million. But that’s not all, the top 10 winners get an all-expenses study tour trip to Nairobi.

Mentorship programs

One-year access to the dfcu Women in Business Advisory Centre located at the dfcu Towers, Plot 26 Kyadondo Road. A team of experts will be available to give advice on taxation, business performance, investment and marketing.

dfcu Women in Business programme

Women entrepreneurs are 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 training 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.

Attend any one of the Rising Woman business trainings that will take place in the major regional towns countrywide at no cost.

Gulu10th to 12th July 20197:00am – 5:00pm
Ishaka7th to 9th August 20197:00am – 5:00pm
Mbale11th to 13th September 20197:00am – 5:00pm
Kampala2nd to 4th October 20197:00am – 5:00pm

How to Apply

Interested applicants for the Rising Woman Initiative are advised to write a business proposal highlighting their business idea, what makes it unique, anticipated results, the impact of the business idea on the community and the type of support required.

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.


3 thoughts on “The Dfcu Rising Woman Initiative 2019

  1. Zalwango Sylvia kintu on Reply

    We are so gland as we (women) in Uganda that opportunities do seek for us.women who contribution financially to the family ,are so much valued by their husbands. Dfcu bank ,thanks for giving us chance this change the status of our families.big up.

  2. Sandra on Reply

    This is so amazing. I just hope I get an opportunity to build up something of my own. I am really looking forward to be given a hand.

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