Ugandans joined the rest of the world on Wednesday to celebrate the International Women’s Day under the theme, “Be bold for change.”
Beer giant Uganda Breweries on that day held a party for their female staff to not only celebrate their contribution at work but also acknowledge their importance at the workplace. The brewery also officially opened a mother’s comfort room, a space where mothers back from maternity leave can get away from the work madness and tender to their babies nursing needs.
According to Rhona Arinaitwe, the communications Manager, the party was meant to celebrate the extra ordinary role they all play in a male dominated industry. It was a tribute for all the hard work and tremendous jobs that make the female employees part of the team.
“At the heart of our value preposition is our deliberate effort towards pushing for diversity at Uganda Breweries. One of the interventions is place, is the spirited women programme that aims at bringing all UBL women together to discuss and tackle issues that affect them in their careers and personal life. The programme allows for Mentorships, counselling, spiritual and life coaching for the UBL women.” She said.
“We are proud that 30% of the management positions are filled by women and we continue to see growth in more females taking up leadership positions. “She added.
Including the men to the table to discuss issues that affect women, each female employee was urged to bring a male college as a date; who were tasked to share their experiences of women that have positively impacted them in the work place.
Clad in “spirited women” t-shirts, the UBL women along with their dates hit the UBL rooftop bar. The party was lit with lots of Nyama choma, music and a flow of cocktails mixed by Uganda’s top Female mixologist who raised the bar and left everyone astounded.
A number of activities and games were done during the event with lot of prizes given away and the night was crowned off with karaoke and a dance battle.