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Ugandan appointed global ambassador for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organisation.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organisation has appointed Damali Ssali as its Uganda Ambassador to spearhead Women Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation.

The Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organisation (WEDO) Ambassadors work globally to spread the WEDO grassroots mission and message to empower women and girls to become active participants in the economy by igniting a network of women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion and advance communities around the world.

In order to achieve this ambitious goal, WEDO builds and catalyzes the vital networks of like-minded individuals and organizations that women business leaders need to realize their full potential and change the world.

 “Historically, women worldwide have been underpaid, undervalued, underrepresented, underfunded and underestimated. We are dedicated, determined and driven to change this global imbalance”, said Wendy Diamond, Founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. 

The WEDO Ambassadors have grown to be celebrated in 144 countries and 110 universities. We convene Business Leaders, Government Officials and Civil society to collaborate and find solutions in critical areas of entrepreneurship ecosystems, education and policy creation to empower women in business.  The objective of our WEDO Ambassadors is to strategically scale and deepen our impact globally.

Minus Damali Ssali, other global business leaders that have joined WEDO recently include; Anna Sui (International Fashion Designer), Her Royal Highness Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, Shanu Hinduja (Chairperson Hinduja Foundation U.S., Co-Chair Hinduja Global Solutions), Kathleen King (Founder Tate’s Bake Shop Sold to OREO giant Mondelez International for a yummy $500 million!), Eileen Murray (Co-CEO Bridgewater Associates, The world’s largest hedge fund), and Her Excellency Inga Rhonda King (Seventy-Fourth President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) United Nations).

Building on the successes of WEDO, the WEDO Ambassadors across the globe will initiate programs, campaigns, and mentorship programs with regions adopting entrepreneurial support programs that showcase new business ventures in technology, food production, fashion, retail, environmental and educational enterprises being launched. 

About Damali Ssali

Damali Ssali is a Ugandan Afro-optimist, an Author and the Founder of the Ideation Corner. She established the Ideation Corner, a social impact investment fund, that seeks a Uganda where every innovative entrepreneur has access to capital to scale their business. Damali’s range of expertise includes financial services, trade policy, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

She is an Alumna of Harvard Business School where she specialized in Executive Leadership. Also, she holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Grenoble Graduate School of Business in France, with a specialization in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Management.  Damali is an accountant by training and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and an affiliate of the Institute of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).

She started off her career in the financial services industry, in the City of London, working with one of the largest hedge funds in the world. Damali later transitioned her career into trade development and facilitation when she relocated back to Uganda in 2013 with dreams of setting up a venture capital fund to support innovative young Ugandans with seed funding.

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