Women Entrepreneurs set to showcase their business products at this year’s Katale

Women Entrepreneurs set to showcase their business products at this year’s Katale

The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), Uganda's apex body for the private sector is proud to announce the second Annual "PSFU Women's Katale"

This annual event, Women Katale Season 2, in honor of International Women's Day is organised by PSFU in collaboration with Mastercard Foumdation's Young Africa Works (YAW) initiative. It is slated for 10th - 11th March 2023, Friday and Saturday, at the Uganda Manufacturers' Association (UMA) Multi -purpose Hall, Kampala.

This year's Katale will be graced by the Vice President, H.E Jessica Alupo as the Guest of Honor

The Women's Day Katale is intended to recognise the contribution and potential of women and girls as entrepreneurs. It’s aimed at portraying the synergistic partnerships between the private sector key players and development in driving social impact and positive economic change.

The two-day event will feature networking between entrepreneurs, market access, social and business development skills acquisition. As an important addition, this year's event will include business clinics focusing on critical areas facilitated by, One-Stop-Centre facilitated by URA, URSB, UNBS and Finance Trust Bank designed to offer financial skills, business development, tax education, access to finance and business registration among others.

Speaking about the event, the Chief Executive Officer of PSFU, Mr. Stephen Asiimwe said,

"We believe that women have an important role to play in Uganda's economic development and we want to support them in every way possible. The Katale will provide a unique opportunity for women and girls entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses and connect with other like-minded individuals, while advancing important conversations about women and girl's rights and gender equity in the private sector."

 He further expressed PSFU's joy at having the Vice President gracing the occasion as Guest of Honor and looked forward to a vibrant and inspiring day.

The 2021 MasterCard Index of Women Entrepreneurs noted 38.4% of women in business in Uganda. The index also highlighted that women's advancement is hampered by lack of funding, unsupportive entrepreneurial conditions, lack of opportunities for higher education as well as structural barriers. Thus by leveraging expertise, resources and networks. The Women's Day Katale will redress we of the barriers by creating an inclusive and equitable space for women and girl entrepreneurs to acquire skills and thrive.