Empowering Businesswomen Through Technology

On September 28, 2016, U.S. Embassy Kampala Chargé d’Affaires Colette Marcellin opened the Annual Zimba Women Technology for Business Summit at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala.

The summit, a partnership between Zimba Women, International Trade Centre, Facebook, Seeed Stars World, and the U.S. Embassy, aims to help female entrepreneurs use technology to expand their reach, grow their businesses, and to encourage girls to pursue science and technology.

In her remarks, Marcellin highlighted the U.S. Embassy’s commitment to women’s economic empowerment. Research shows that investments in women’s employment, health, and education have a direct connection to a country’s economic growth and successful development.