Airtel Uganda commemorated Women’s day today with Breakfast for the #Airtee ladies and partners at Serena Hotel In Kampala. The celebration was made under this year’s theme DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality.
The breakfast was graced by some of the top ladies in Uganda’s digital space including Shakira Nagujja Manager at Makerere University Business School E-learning Centre and Mrs Flavia Namulindwa Lumala, the Acamedic Registrar of Uganda Institute of Information and Communication Technology.
The guests and the panelists discussed a wide range of topics in relation to this year’s theme to equip the #AirtelLadies with an understanding of how to thrive in the digital space.
Mr Manoj Murali, Airtel’s Managing director, while addressing the airtel ladies said that there are plenty of opportunities in the digital age as the distinction of roles is not defined by muscles but by intelligence.
“In the hunter-gatherer age, there was a clear distinction between labour because of the type of work needed. As we move forward women have more opportunities.” Manoj says
While talking to the Airtel Ladies about Digital Innovation and Technology for Gender equality, Shakira Nagujja encouraged women to leverage technology to their own advantage.
“I have automated my households. The importance of tools that help you as a working mother become efficient like washing machines and several conferencing tools help me study in South Africa while here in Uganda, can’t be emphasized enough.” Nagujja said.
While speaking to the Airtel Ladies, Flavia Namulindwa Lumala notes that women are faced with many stereotypes that hinder their work. However, she encourages them to leverage the stereotypes to their advantage.