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Leading Women in Green Entrepreneurship: Insights from UGEFA's Business Advisors

Leading Women in Green Entrepreneurship: Insights from UGEFA's Business Advisors

Celebrating International Women's Day, UGEFA is proud to focus on the insights and experiences of four women business advisors who are actively shaping the landscape of green entrepreneurship in Uganda. Their collective wisdom offers insights into the importance of inclusion and empowerment in driving sustainable business practices and environmental stewardship.

Babra Akori, experienced UGEFA Business Advisor with Challenges Uganda, reflects on the pivotal moments that have shaped her journey. Her commitment to continuous learning and adapting to the ever-evolving business environment underscores the need for agility and innovation in advisory roles. By tailoring solutions to meet the specific needs of each enterprise, Babra not only fosters scalability but also ensures that her advice remains relevant and impactful. Her approach exemplifies the dedication required to navigate the complexities of entrepreneurship and drive sustainable outcomes.

Victory Mugenyi Nabakooza, another UGEFA Business Advisor from Challenges Uganda, emphasises the strategic imperative of empowering women in sustainable business practices. Beyond being a moral obligation, Victory sees this as a smart investment in Uganda's future economic and environmental sustainability. By unlocking the potential of women entrepreneurs through comprehensive support mechanisms, including funding, mentorship, and policy advocacy, Victory envisions a thriving ecosystem where women play a central role in driving innovation and green practices.

Barbara Akello, from Bluewater Advisory and working as UGEFA Business Advisor, brings to light the transformative power of women's inclusion in entrepreneurship and environmental conservation. Drawing from her personal journey, Barbara recognises the inherent resilience and determination required to navigate cultural barriers and gender biases. She underscores the importance of amplifying the voices and achievements of women-led ventures to challenge stereotypes and inspire future generations. Barbara's advocacy for inclusivity reflects a deep commitment to building a more equitable and sustainable society.

Esteeri Kabonero, a UGEFA Business Advisor with United Social Ventures, sheds light on the untapped potential of women in green jobs and technology. Through her work with Powah Limited, Esteeri is actively addressing environmental challenges in refugee settlements by delivering clean energy solutions, with a particular focus on empowering women. She emphasises the ripple effects of even the smallest interventions, highlighting the transformative impact of inclusive entrepreneurship. Esteeri's dedication to breaking down barriers and promoting diversity in the startup ecosystem exemplifies the collaborative spirit necessary for driving meaningful change.

As we celebrate International Women's Day, let’s draw inspiration from the insights and experiences of these business advisors. Their commitment to inclusion, empowerment, and sustainability shape the path to a brighter, more equitable future for all.


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