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Over 400 businesswomen to attend Zimba annual business summit

By Richard Wetaya

Added 14th November 2017 08:14 PM

The two-day summit which is organised by Zimba Women, a leading East African IT solutions provider specialising in the provision of technical and software solutions

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Peace Kuteesa speaking to the media about the summit

Over 400 high ranking women business leaders from across Africa convene tomorrow for the annual Zimba Women Technology for Business international summit at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel.

The two-day summit which is organised by Zimba Women, a leading East African IT solutions provider specialising in the provision of technical and software solutions for small and medium enterprises, is being held under the theme “Harnessing Global trade opportunities to empower the African Woman”.

Deborah Malac, the US Ambassador to Uganda will be the chief Guest.

Peace Kuteesa, Zimba Women chief operations officer, said the aim of the summit is to bring together industry experts and women business leaders to brainstorm, speed network and to make common cause on how they can strengthen business to business linkages.

“The summit, the second of its kind will focus on technology for women’s businesses. We expect industry experts and business women from Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and other places.

"There will be platforms for business women who own small and medium enterprises to deliberate and discuss with collegues from different countries about how they can successfully run their businesses, how they can access finance and markets for their businesses better using technology.

"Participants will also get to learn about the requisite and latest communication technological tools and innovations to bolster their businesses,” Kuteesa explains.

Sherifah Tumusiime, the founder of Zimba Women adds that participants will get to brainstorm on how Sub-Saharan business women can harness the internet, principally social media and other technologies to obtain a stronger footing in the global economy.

“Discussions will also center on the roles of government institutions such as Uganda Revenue Authority, Uganda Registrations Services Bureau and other players that play an invaluable role in the growth and development of small and medium enterprises in sub Saharan Africa,” Tumusiime says.

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