It was a mixture of business and fun as The Business and Professional Women (BPW) African Regional conference took place in Sheraton Hotel Kampala at the Rwenzori Ball room with the theme ‘Leadership for Input’ over the weekend. The message from the BPW International president was for all women to empower themselves economically to stay on top of the (business) game.
The 3-day conference3 which kicked off on Thursday 25th June with discussions focused on defining BPW and opportunities associated with it.The climax was on Saturday as discussions moved a notch higher on day 2 with the panelists’ presentations focusing mainly on inspiring insights into working in a male dominated field. It ended with an amazing dinner sponsored by MTN Uganda where the business women danced to live music and also took part in a fashion show.
Day three saw the group treated to a tour the Eastern industrial town of Jinja, Mabira forest , a visit to the Kakira satellite city , tree planting at Madhvani Primary School, lunch at the Madhvani estate and a visit to the source of the Nile. The group was also hosted to a talk by Asst. to the General Manager Mr. Barungi Kenneth about running a sustainable family business. This was followed by farewell remarks by Yasmin Darwich the BPW International President and the Regional Coordinator Adenike Adeyanju-Osadolor.
BPW develops the professional business and leadership potential of women on all levels through advocacy, mentoring, networking, skill building and economic empowerment programs and projects around the world.
The main aim of BPW is to develop the potential of women at all levels. The Africa regional conference ends today with a tour of interesting places in Jinja.