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by The Bold Woman Fund


Application Deadline: 17:00, Sunday, 11th July, 2021 

Bold in Africa is an award-winning Ugandan-based retail store. Founded in 2012, by Bold Women, we carry a powerful collection of clothing, accessories and home decor pieces, designed and made in Africa. 


The Bold Woman Fellowship is the flagship program of The Bold Woman Fund - our organisation's commitment to the future of the fashion and home decor industry. We are supporting African designers in scaling their businesses and expanding retail avenues for their collections.

This is a call for young women designers and artisans based in Uganda, with a keen interest in fashion and home decor to apply to our inaugural Bold Woman Fellowship. The training program offers a relevant, progressive and forward thinking growth map in line with the needs of the fashion and retail industry. The first cohort will enrol five (5) women and will run over a period of eight weeks, at the Bold in Africa studio in Kisementi.


Saturday, July 31 – Saturday, September 18, 2021

9:00 - 12:00, Saturdays only


  • Business Strategy

  • Brand Development

  • Marketing

  • Sales

  • Operations and Management

  • Financial Systems

  • Scaling your Business





  • Applicants must be between 18 and 35 years old.

  • Looking to move your business to the next level, especially on the retail front.

  • At least one year of practical experience in fashion or home decor production and retailing (taking products to market).

  • Talented and highly skilled in your industry.

  • Produce products that are made in Africa and meet the standard of quality at Bold in Africa.

  • An existing portfolio showcasing your work that includes pictures and physical samples.

  • Able to commit to attending the training in person, 3-5 hours a week, over an eight week period. Sessions will be held every Saturday.




Applications should be submitted here along with a copy of your portfolio by 17:00, Sunday, 11th July, 2021.

Applicants are not required to have a registered business. 

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