Chair, East African Women in Business Platform
In addition to 10 years of brand management experience in corporate America, Dorothy Tuma has over twelve years of experience as a Lead Consultant and Trainer in both the design and implementation of a variety of trade-related projects in East and Southern Africa. Recent projects include the development of TradeMark East Africa's Gender Mainstreaming Strategy and the training and certification of export management trainers in Namibia, Nicaragua and Zimbabwe for the International Trade Centre. She is well versed in matters of international trade, regional trade and gender and trade.
In her time at the helm of women’s entrepreneur associations, she has provided strategic direction, and represented women entrepreneurs’ views in several national, regional and international forums. Dorothy founded the Women’s Centre of Job Creation, which provides micro entrepreneurship development to rural women in Eastern Uganda. She is the current Chair of the East African Women in Business Platform, which represents over 3,000 women entrepreneurs, including cross border traders, in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, at a regional level.
She has a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, a Master of Business Administration from the Anderson School, University of California Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda.