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Back in the day she wanted to become a pilot because flying planes looked cool. In time, she fell in love with engineering. Not one to be easily intimidated, Eng. Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo has excelled in a profession, and indeed a world, dominated by men.
At the defunct Uganda Electricity Board (UEB) where she worked before joining Uganda Communications Commission, men who challenged her to climb up electricity poles thinking she would hide were left in awe when she took up the challenge. That is part of the journey that prepared her for the top, where she ascended on 10th February 2020.
Ms Kaggwa Sewankambo attributes her success story to God, who has blessed her with a solid support network, not to mention the hard work, determination and perseverance.
“Being a woman you need to work even harder,” she admits, but as her example demonstrates, with hard work and determination, you can make it.
The Top Management Team at UCC has nine (9) directors of which six (6) are women. Meet the women in leadership at UCC
Susan Wegoye, Commissioner Secretary/Director Legal Affairs says,’ do not come to the table with the stereotype of I am just a woman
Joyce Kasirye Director Human Resources and Administration says, “Have passion whatever you set out to do.”
Alice Nyangoma, Director Internal Audit emphasizes respect for one’s self and for the others and the power of praying.
Christine Mugimba, Director ICT and Research says, “start where you are with what you have, your tow fish and five loaves’