By Bridget Nalubwama
My name is Bridget Nalubwama, a fresh graduate from Makerere University and a very ambitious young lady who loves attending women’s engagements and a very proud Zimba Woman.
I have been apart of Zimba women since 2017 after attending the Zimba Women Technology for Business Summit and since then, I have made it a point to attend any events or sessions that they host. I have enormously gained from being apart of Zimba Women but I wanted to share this particular story that changed my life.
On 24th August 2019, I attended the Zimba Women Speed dating mentorship session and found myself paired with one of my role models who I deeply admire and look up to but had never met. Her name is Mago Hasfa, and she is the founder of Exquisite Events Management, and Smart Toto publishing limited.
During the session, she shared with me a lot of things that I needed to hear as a fresh unemployed graduate looking for a carrier path to take, she also shared about the ups and downs in her business and organization. A session from which I learnt a lot and also renewed my hope that I would conquer anything that comes my way.
I shared with her that I was confused about which path to take and how I was depressed because of unemployment. Ms Hasfa patiently listened to me, gave me directions and guided me on what to do
At the end of the program she took my contact, and 3 months later, I received a call that that has been the start of everything good and a source of immense joy, Ms. Mago Hasfa offered me a job at her Events company.
A job that has completely changed my life, I have learnt a lot, met amazing people that are part of my growing network and she has constantly pushed and supported me ta the same time. She believes in me and I am forever grateful for that.
I credit Zimba Women for creating the opportunity for us to meet, because if it wasn’t for that Mentorship session, I wouldn’t have gotten to meet her and have her mentor me. Till this day, that’s one opportunity I’m so grateful for having been apart.
Thank you Zimba Women, if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be who I am today.