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THE BOLD WOMAN FELLOWSHIP

About us/merch /our story

She who teaches learns.

 

The Bold Woman Fellowship, under The Bold Woman Fund is an initiative by @boldinafrica to create opportunities for young African entrepreneurs in the fashion and home décor industry. It is a carefully curated curriculum with a specific focus on the business side of things, led by the @boldinafrica team and other experts in the various topics covered, designed to equip its fellows to scale their businesses.

 

In January of 2019, BIA released a range of merchandise inspired by The Bold Woman Campaign from which 20% of the profit goes towards @the.boldwomanfund - Today, these profits are funding the first of many cohorts. The program is free of charge, fellows are selected through an application process. 

 

If you have ever purchased from the #BoldWoman range, we thank you for your contribution. If you would like to, these pieces are still available at @boldinafrica

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Cohort 1

Bios:

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Linda Akullu, founder of Akullu, a fashion and accessories brand inspired by the rich and natural resources, unique heritage and talent found on the African continent. Founded in 2020, the brand produces African inspired items made from leather, bark cloth, ankara and other exotic materials. All their products are designed innovatively, crafted slowly, and stitched articulately. 

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Priscillar Alinda, creator of Rebel Afrika, a clothing brand founded on the principles of inclusivity and diversity. It blends a fashion forward aesthetic with a fit-first philosophy. Rebel is not just about fashion and trends, its about creating something that helps empower women to feel their best and breakdown barriers. Founded in 2019. Priscillar is a wife, a mother of two amazing kids and a believer in Jesus Christ.

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Priscilla Busingye, founder of PriscieB, an adventurous fashion brand for women and children, also makers of jewelery. Founded in 2019. She graduated from Makerere University with a Bachelors Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She also has a Diploma in Fashion and Design, from Tesi Fashion School.

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Ahereza Migisha, owner and Creative Director of Chouchou and co., a ready-to-wear clothing brand that focuses on the modern woman. Founded in 2017. A mother to three beautiful girls, Ahereza has been working at home for the last four years..

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Sheila Shadia Lukwanzi, Creative Director of Lukwanzi, a prêt à porter brand, founded in 2017.

Sheila is an alumni of the International Fashion Academy (IFA Paris). Sheila is the winner of Cohort 1 of 2021.

Trainers

Bios:

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​​Irene Ikomu

Session: Operational Management.

 

A lawyer, strategist and consultant based in Kampala, Uganda. She is the CEO of @muyigroup - a management consulting boutique that specialises in strategic advisory, communication, and operational management.

 

She has co-founded diverse social start-ups and has hands-on experience building teams and operations for early-stage processes.

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Samantha Tinkamanyire

Session: Customer Service.

 

Director at D&I Business Solutions Ltd., a management consultant who believes strongly in the importance of corporate governance. She provides strategic operational advice, aid in project management, improvements in business performance and creates future value.

 

She is an accomplished and results-driven business development professional with 10+ years of operational and leadership experience, specifically in the service industry. She creates structure with a strong background in managing operations, teams, and processes.

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Yvonne Kaitesi

Session: Financial Systems

 

A corporate finance and investment professional. She has experience in business and investment consulting for SME’s in Uganda with Asigma Capital, a local investment and finance consulting firm.

 

She currently works with XSML capital, an impact investment fund manager that provides financing to SME’s in Uganda and DRC.

 

Yvonne is a Level II candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst Program and holds a Bsc in Economics and Finance from the University of Leeds.

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Janet Mugume

Session: Marketing

 

One of the three @boldinafrica founders, she has a diploma in Marketing and Advertising from Red and Yellow school in Cape Town and over 4 years experience working with top advertising firms, Ogilvy and TBWA\Uganda.

 

Despite her formal employment in the Investments (Real Estate) department at NSSF, Janet has a passion for building brands through marketing and advertising.

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Nunu Mugyenyi 

Session: Brand Development


 

The co-founder and Managing Director at @boldinafrica, an entrepreneur with over ten years of experience in the fashion and home décor industry.

Nunu has a Masters in Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management from the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (LIM) in New York, and training in Interior Décor from BHC School of Design in Cape Town.

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Miriam Namubiru

Session: Scaling opportunities through global opportunities.

 

A passionate communicator who specializes in strategy, digital marketing & social media management. She has experience producing content for communication campaigns including some in the philanthropy and commercial spaces.

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Kim Kasule 

Session: Brand Strategy

 

The current  Head of Strategy & IT at African Queen, a fast-moving consumer goods distributor in Uganda. 

 

He previously worked as a management consultant at Innosight starting at the firms’ HQ in Boston and then as part of the founding team of their Europe office in Lausanne, Switzerland. Here he focussed on developing business growth strategy, M&A and building new innovation growth engines within the C-Suites across the automobile, chemicals, telecom & healthcare sectors

 

Kim has a First Class Honours from the University of Edinburgh in International Business (MA)