Strategic and Partnerships Lead

Bena O. Asiimwe

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
Bena O. Asiimwe


I am obsessed with trying out new things whenever I have the chance. Growing up, my dream was to become a nurse in order to help people. I gladly achieved that.

In 2021 however I embarked on a new career journey with my friend and super mentor Primera Muthoni. I still focused on my dream, but this time with a vision centered on helping people with a new set of skills and tools, which is helping their businesses to thrive.

I am happy when businesses are able to see their first birthday and more but it is more delightful when I see businesses working together, sharing both risks and rewards of the decisions they have worked for. Like the African proverb goes, If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

While doing this may seem effortless from the outside, being in this position has forced me to learn that Partnership is nothing less but Transparency. You only have to add a 360 degree feedback to it and see your business skyrocket to greater heights. Trust me the right business partnership will enhance the ethos of your firm.

I use my part time to mentor at project Girls for Girls Uganda. GIrls for girls is a Non Government Organization aimed at Empowering girls to lead.

I also sit on  a committee of African and Youth advisors (CAYA) for Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. We are a body of selected leaders who represent 11 countries. We work with EGPAF staff to develop programs that address the specific health needs of adolescents. Informed by youth, for youth, to better prevent, treat, retain and care for adolescents and young people around the world.

I love reading, watching movies, learning new recipes while cooking, and doing road trips. Recently I have also added walking and exercising to my list.

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