It is with great pleasure that we announce that Damali Ssali has honoured the invitation we extended to her and agreed to become a Board Member of the HiPipo Foundation. Damali joins Hon. Eng. David Karubanga, Rose Busingye and Innocent Kawooya, with a worthy mention being made of Prof. Maggie Kigozi and Dr. Frederick Wamala – Ph.D, SABSA, CCSP, CISSP who regularly serve in an advisory role for the Board.
Damali is a business & finance expert with a passion for ideas, innovation and technology that fosters Financial Inclusion. She is the Founder and CEO of the Ideation Corner, a platform on which she has profiled a number of individuals whose expertise and initiatives are a cause for optimism that Ugandans can take the lead in their development and march to prosperity. She recently ascended to Uganda’s Ambassador for the United Nations Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization.
And it is mainly through her irrepressible advocacy for the financial empowerment of women that Damali has found a shared passion and common cause with HiPipo. She has thus been a partner, mentor, facilitator, keynote speaker and Chief Guest in a number of our activities. She also, at a moment’s notice, eagerly extends a hand of friendship and words of advice to those we entreat her to engage.
We are greatly excited that as part of the HiPipo Foundation Board, Damali shall take the lead in our Women-in-FinTech initiative, guiding us through existing activities like the Hackathon, Summit and Incubator, as well exploring more avenues to improve and increase our efforts towards a future where women have unencumbered access to the digital financial services they need.
Echoing this, Board Chairman Hon. Eng. David Karubanga said, ’At HiPipo we have been honoured to engage a number of extraordinary ladies, like our dear advisor Professor Maggie Kigozi. Ambassador Damali Ssali fits in that formidable mold, and we are supremely glad she has joined us. With her, and with the continued support of the Gates Foundation, HiPipo should positively change even more lives’.
Overall, it remains the HiPipo Foundation’s objective to continually include those who are passionate to ‘Include Everyone’.