50 Most Influential Women in Uganda Today.

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HiPipo Team

We salute thousands of women that are actively involved in transforming Uganda and the world at large.

As part of global activities to celebrate the International Women’s Day and the Women’s Month of March, HiPipo, for the very first time, released its list of 50 most Influential Women in Uganda today. This list was contained in the first Money Magazine, which went on the market at the end of March.

The Cambridge Dictionary defines influence as “the ability to have an effect on people or events.”

The 50 women featured here are some of those having a positive effect on people and/or events in Uganda.

Picked from both the private and public sector, the women profiled here include seasoned entrepreneurs, reputable board members and senior executives, respected civil servants, successful politicians, steadfast activists, active diplomats, outstanding members of selected royal families and renowned religious leaders. Some are not Ugandan!

To come up with the 50 most influential women, our team looked at over 300 women; weighing the influence/impact of their work on society. In no particular order, here are the 50 most influential women as per our research.

Janet Kataaha Museveni – Minister of Education and Sports.

Born in June 1948, Janet has been Uganda’s First Lady since 1986. She is currently the Cabinet Minister of Education and Sports, one of the most significant ministries in the country. Before this, she served as Minister for Karamoja Region Affairs and represented Ruhaama in parliament.

Janet Museveni is undoubtedly the most powerful woman in Uganda today.

 

Prof Dr Maggie Kigozi

 

Agnes Atim Apea – Founder and CEO of Hope Co-ops.

Sylvia Nagginda, Nnabagereka/Queen of Buganda.

Barbara Mulwana: chairperson UMA also executive director Nice House of Plastics.

JULIAN ADYERI OMALLA – DELIGHT UGANDA.

PRUDENCE UKKONIKA: BELLA WINE

ROSEMARY SSENABULYA – ED FEDERATION OF UGANDA EMPLOYERS (FUE).

MARIA KIWANUKA – ECONOMIST, BUSINESSWOMAN

BARBARA OFWONO – VICTORIOUS EDUCATION

Dr Naiga Gudula Basaza: businesswoman

TERESA MBIRE – SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR

MARIAM LUYOMBO – DIRECTOR TAIBAH SCHOOLS

NOERINE KALEEBA – CO-FOUNDER TASO

VERONICAH GLADYS NAMAGEMBE – PRIDE MICROFINANCE LIMITED MD

ANNET MULINDWA NAKAWUNDE – FINANCE TRUST MD

SARAH ARAPTA – CITI BANK MD

Rebecca Kadaga – Speaker of Parliament

Winnie Kiiza – Leader of Opposition

MRS YOGI BIRIGWA: SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS COUNTRY MANAGER FOR UGANDA AND RWANDA.

JENNIFER SEMAKULA MUSISI – KCCA ED

DORIS AKOL – URA COMMISSIONER GENERAL 

ALLEN KAGINA – UNRA ED

JOLLY KAGUHANGIRE – UIA ED

DONNA ASIIMWE KUSEMERERWA – NDA ED/SECRETARY TO THE AUTHORITY.

JUSTICE IRENE MULYAGONJA – IGG

JOSEPHINE KASALAMWA WAPAKABULO – CEO UGANDA NATIONAL OIL COMPANY.

CATHERINE BAMUGEMEREIRE – JUSTICE OF THE COURT OF APPEAL

Josephine Okot, Founder Victoria Seeds

Judy Rugasira Kyanda – Knight Frank UG MD.

Alice Karugaba – Nina Interiors

Regina Mukiibi – Uganda Funeral Services MD

JUSTICE JULIA SEBUTINDE – JUDGE

Anne Amelia Kyambadde – Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, and MP

Eng Winnie Byanyima – Diplomat, Politician.

Monica Azuba Ntege – Minister of Transport and Works

Dr Jane Acheng – Minister of Health

Eng Irene Muloni – Minister of Energy and Minerals

Miria Matembe – Politician/ Activist

Justine Kasule Lumumba – NRM Secretary General

Betty Amongi – Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Planning

Betty Nambooze – MP Mukono Municipality

Dr Specioza Kazibwe – First Female Vice President in Africa.

Betty Oyella Bigombe – World Bank.

Sophia Namutebi – Leader Uganda Traditional Healers, Businesswoman.

Best Kemigisa – Tooro Kingdom Queen

Imelda Namutebi – Pastor

Esther Kazinda, aka, Eseza Omuto – Media Personality

Barbara Kaija – Vision Group Editor in Chief

Sheebah Karungi – Musician.    

Sarah Nyendwoha Ntiro – First Female Graduate in Uganda

Ambassador Deborah R. Malac – US Ambassador to Uganda

Stephanie Rivoal – France Ambassador to Uganda.

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