ZimbaWomen is working to create opportunities for women to actively, safely and fairly participate in the economy by providing access to skills and training for women.We believe that a full and robust economy depends on equal participation of women. Through our programs, we increase the participation of women in the economy and help them gain skills needed to take on greater leadership roles in business and entrepreneurship.
ZimbaWomen has established a socio-economic conscious business environment that includes full support of women entrepreneurs that could potentially bring millions out of poverty and reduce an alarming gender income gap seen on the African continent. The offices of ZimbaWomen are situated in Kampala, Uganda.
To be the leading women's e-commerce provider in Africa by 2025 with over 5,000,000 merchants fully equipped with business, IT and marketing skills with over 50,000,000 customers to support them.
To enable the empowerment and development of women entrepreneurs in Africa by providing cross-cutting e-solutions and technology to provide affordable market accessibility and capacity building.
Creativity & Diversity: discovering and nurturing new ideas and innovations and consistently soliciting diverse perspectives.
Commitment to community & Ubuntu: recognizing that everyone has a responsibility for the welfare of others.
Legacy: building lasting value.
OUR FOCUS AREAS
Zimba Women provides tools and technology platforms, business training, mentor-ship and networks to improve the livelihoods for women in sub-Saharan Africa.
Access to larger markets is a huge motivating factor for self employment and entrepreneurship for women in Africa. The Zimba Women technology platform improves market access by improving customer support, information acquisition, and sales pipelines.
Additionally, our business development training enables better production efficiency, wider networking opportunities and stronger business leadership and team development. Therefore Our work is structured around four areas;
Sherifah is the CEO of Zimba women.
She is a fiery entrepreneur and independent thinker. Sherifah is in charge of developing a business strategy for the company She is a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow and the regional winner(Africa and Europe) for the Commonwealth Youth Award 2018.
Peace is the Co-Founder of Zimba Women. She has worked on technical IT projects for international organizations like U.S Mission Uganda, World Bank and United Nations for over 10 years.
A Computer Engineer passionate about integration of cyber security and digitization’s effect on Innovations in business, she is a member of the Africa List, International Consortium of Minority Cyber security Professionals, 2019 Paris Global Women in Tech Awards winner ,2018 Uganda Women4Women Awards and 2017 Young Achievers Awards Uganda Winner; her goal is Inspiring more women to pursue STEM and Entrepreneurial careers.
Melisa is the Operations Manager at Zimba Women. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology from Uganda Christian University. Her professional interests focus on education, technology, and socioeconomic empowerment.
Joan is the Head of Technology at Zimba Women.
She is in charge of web and application development. She provides leadership for continued development of innovative, robust and secure information technology environment for the organisation and its clients.
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs
Female-led SMEs contribute a large percentage to the Ugandan economy, but very few of them grow into larger businesses. These entrepreneurs are critical to Uganda's economic growth and we are here to support them.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Zimba women is where I learned to pay attention to the need for online outreach to hone my civic leadership aspiration
With Zimba women in Uganda and Africa as a whole, I found hope that dreams are still valid and can be pursued. It brought a positive mindset shift in terms of better execution in my business. Great Job Zimba Women!
It's the future of the African Women. Something that we can all count on