Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, awarded the most excellent woman in ICT in Uganda at the 5th Annual MTN Woman in Business Awards, on Friday 17th March at the Kampala Serena Hotel.
The awards with the theme “Survival of the Fittest: Partnering for Success”, were launched in February this year to help equip business communities in Uganda with the relevant ICT tools and expertise to not only start up new business ventures but also to grow and enhance their current business to ensure optimum output, increased efficiency and improved profitability. This program has over the last four years extended to Women in Business (WiB) in particular, in an effort to accelerate the role of women in driving enterprise development and job creation.
Eugenie Nsubuga Windt of Carlson Wagonlit Travel who emerged winner in Excellence in ICT Award category was awarded with a Huawei Mate 9 Phone, a weekend for two at Kampala Serena Hotel, Gold Motor Comprehensive Insurance policy cover of up to UGX 50,000,000, Fuel of the year of up to UGX 500,000 and learning trip to South Africa to meet successful SMEs among others. Eugenie lived abroad for a while and came back to Uganda in 1990 where she was employed and later opened up her own business.
“I was in employment for three years and when my contract expired I started Swanair Travel and Safaris (U) LTD, a travel management company that offers air ticketing, hotel reservations, holiday bookings and team building services. I believe that to succeed, you must love what you do, do it with passion, believe in yourself and be persistent”, said Eugenie Nsubuga Windt of Wagonlit travel in one of her interviews with MTN.
Huawei awarded a total of five Mate 9 phones to other winners of the day and financial support to the event organised by MTN Uganda.