Name: Mabel Kiggundu
What she does: Founder and managing consultant of Empowad Ltd
Impact: Uses her expertise in business development and entrepreneurship to teach other Ugandan women how to develop their own businesses and gain access to much needed finance
Nominated by: Eniola Mafe
Mabel Kiggundu is a Human Resource Specialist by profession. She is the founder and managing consultant of Empowad Ltd, a management and training consultancy based in Kampala, Uganda. Empowad Ltd is involved in capacity building of MSMEs with a focus on women entrepreneurs. Mabel is a certified trainer, a trainer with Business Edge (training arm of IFC). She has a passion for sharing knowledge with other entrepreneurs and is also involved in mentoring women in business. She has been in business for over twenty years and her other entrepreneurial experience and interests include courier, transport, retail and farming.
Mabel is also the treasurer of Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Ltd (UWEAL) and a member of African Business Women Network (ABWN) Think Tank where she represents UWEAL. Mabel is also the National chairperson of Uganda Women’s Efforts to Save Orphans (UWESO), an organization that focuses on helping orphans and vulnerable children inUgandato live a decent life. She also belongs to several networks which includeEast Africawomen Entrepreneurs Exchange Network, Women Entrepreneurs Network, Association of Management consultants Uganda Ltd, Institute of Corporate Governance and Uganda Management Forum, among others.