Forum for African Women Educationalists - Uganda Chapter

"21 Years of Enhancing Girls' and Women's Education for Development" FAWE Uganda 1997-2018

Girl takes over Stanbic Bank as CEO of the Day

The International Day of the Girl commemorated every year on the 11th of October, increases awareness of issues faced by girls around the world.

Ahead of  these celebrations, Plan International Uganda, FAWEU and  partners, are supporting girls to symbolically takeover leadership positions in government, schools, civil society and the private sector under the theme” Girls takeover”.

In facilitating such takeovers, we aim to change perceptions about what is possible for girls, and to transform power relations in a way that will ensure all girls learn, lead, decide and thrive in society.

On 5th 0ctober 2017, ten year old Stacia Nampijja was honored to takeover the CEO of Stanbic Bank Uganda; Patrick Mweheire. 

Participation of women and girls in the work industry, dominated by the private sector sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication, inclusive economic growth and sustainable development.  However, girls continuously face a wall of resistance in their struggle to progress. Some of these challenges include discrimination in many ways, sexual exploitation, and lack of meaningful decent employment. Only a few girls get to positions of leadership.

Speaking to and audience of Stanbic bank staff, Plan International Uganda, and  the media, Stacia called upon Mr. Mweheire , to take  lead on behalf of private sector in addressing the issues of discrimination at the workplace, consider giving more public information on opportunities that exist in the bank.


“Please consider developing relevant services that will allow girls to learn, lead, decide and thrive.” The 10-year old CEO asked.


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