Women Creating Wealth Graduates tipped on having Successful Careers

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Twenty-Five Graduates were last week tipped on how to have successful careers, following their completion of the Women Creating Wealth (WCW) courses.

While delivering a keynote address at the 2024 Graça Machel Trust (GMT / the Trust) WCW graduation held at Makerere University Business School Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Incubation Centre, Kampala, Amb. Damali Ssali, the Ideation Corner Founder and also the Women Entrepreneurship Day Organisation (WEDO) Ambassador for Uganda noted that women still face significant barriers to economic participation thus a need to prepare for the tasks ahead.

“This Women Creating Wealth program is critical as it offers a platform for women to grow, to learn, and to thrive. To you our dear graduates, I take this opportunity to share with you some of the lessons that I have learnt along the way; some of you may already know these lessons, in which case please take them as a reminder,” Amb. Ssali noted.

She explained that to have successful careers, the graduates need to recognize and embrace their uniqueness, build a support networks, be confident and assertive, embrace failure and learn from it, be resilient and be persistent, collaborate and leverage their business networks, use their voices and platforms to empower others, prioritize themselves, celebrate their successes and stay true to your vision and values.

“As you move forward, please remember that your success is not just about personal achievement; it has a ripple effect. Today marks a significant milestone in your journey, but it is only the beginning. Go forth, make your mark, and never forget the power of your potential.”

The Women Creating Wealth (WCW) is GMT’s flagship entrepreneurship programme constituting a comprehensive initiative that delves into critical elements such as growth mindset, agency, personal mastery, and leadership.

To achieve its women empowerment goals, WCW has partnered with other reputable organizations such as the Visa Foundation (WCW Africa Firestarters), Mastercard Foundation (WCW I), African Development Bank (WCW Know Find and Grow Your Money, Industrial Development Corporation (WCW Consumer Education), FASSET (WCW Women in Finance) and the European Union (WCW Agricultural Value Chains).

The 25 graduates from this program benefited from online learning Ignite course, mentoring and coaching sessions, peer to peer leaning and investor readiness technical assistance under the Africa Firestarters program.