Theopista Ntale Sekitto
A fervent social innovator and advocate for an economically independent and socially empowered African woman, Theopista Sekitto Ntale is the Africa Ambassador for the Financial Alliance for Women. Theopista worked in the formal banking sector for over 15 years and she is currently working with Ministry of Finance to set up the first Citizens Financial Reference Bureau in Africa, focusing on protection of consumers of financial services and products.
Theopista is the Country Director – New Faces New Voices Uganda Chapter, an initiative by the Graca Machel Trust, focused on women empowerment through financial inclusion.
She is a member of Kampala District Land Board/ charged with managing Government land, the Advisor Smart Campaign National Advisory Council and Board Member Hospice Africa.
Theopista is the Africa Ambassador Financial Alliance for Women charged with working with financial institutions across Africa to design products that suit women needs. She was Head of Business-Spark TV and NTV for 5 years
Theopista is a well-grounded banker having designed and managed Women in Business Program aimed at sharpening women entrepreneurs’ business management skills.
She is a recipient of numerous awards, including: Global Village Award 2007 (from North America), “100 Top Women in the World Making A difference” 2013 a Global Award by The International Alliance for Women (TIAW), Washington D.C. At a national level, she wass a privileged recipient of the Presidential Gold Jubilee Medal in 2016. This was based on the work New Faces New Voices Uganda Chapter did in Lwengo and Gomba in line with FINISAVE models of social economic transformation.