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- MCL recently entered into a partnership with NMB Bank to unveil Rising Woman Online, which is regarded as a game changer in women’s leadership and empowerment.
Dar es Salaam. Mwananchi Communications Limited’s (MCL) member of the Board of Directors, Mr John Ulanga, has mobilised women to seek visibility through the recently launched Rising Woman Online platform.
MCL recently entered into a partnership with NMB Bank to unveil Rising Woman Online, which is regarded as a game changer in women’s leadership and empowerment.
It aims to develop The Citizen Rising Woman Initiative (RWI) beyond an annual event by creating an all-year-round interactive digital platform.
The new project is designed to empower and uplift women of all levels, with the dynamic digital platform poised to reshape the landscape for female entrepreneurs and professionals across Tanzania and beyond.
Speaking during the Rising Woman cocktail party on Friday, Mr Ulanga said that through the online platform, many women would obtain chances they couldn’t obtain in the past.
“We have decided to go online after receiving feedback from customers that RWI is an event that takes place for two months each year, which is not enough for the majority of Tanzanian women to have the opportunity to explain what they can do,” he said.
“Also, in today’s world of digitalization, we have opted to use opportunities available in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) development to ensure women are given the opportunity to be visible throughout the year,” he said.
Speaking during the event, MCL managing director Bakari Machumu said the Rising Woman online platform provides opportunities to all women across the world.
“We are launching the Rising Woman online platform, aiming at bringing together women from Tanzania, Africa, and other parts of the world to share experiences in doing different things,” he said.
He said women who grab the opportunity will benefit from this platform through the NMB ‘Brave Woman’ category.
The event, which gathered over 200 people, was a follow-up event after the two institutions launched the Rising Woman Online platform last Wednesday.
Speaking to The Citizen, a veteran journalist, Ms Eda Sanga, said the platform will significantly transform women’s mindsets in the country.
“This platform is very important for the gathering of women, specifically the youth. This is because it provides room for them to digitally share their experience,” she said.
Jackline Karega from Stanbic Business Incubator said that the initiative provides room for Tanzanian women to participate in economic growth.
“MCL has made a big step in ensuring more women are empowered in the country. Stanbic Bank cooperates with MCL in providing business education to women, especially small and medium-sized entrepreneurs,” she said.
“So, through this platform, we are going to create Tanzanian women with economic independence,” she added.
The Rising Woman Online platform is poised to reshape the landscape of female entrepreneurs and professionals across Tanzania and beyond.
The platform targets a group of women aged between 18 and 65 from diverse educational backgrounds, encompassing career starters, mid-level professionals, experienced veterans, entrepreneurs, and self-employed individuals.