I’m Namubiru Cathy Muwumuza, a financial analyst and a healthcare administrator with an eye for innovation. Passionate about healthcare. Very proud to be a Ugandan. Lover of quiet environments. I’m a big sister to one brother and two sisters. Reading is my most sensible hobby and white chocolate cheers me up.
If this means job, I’m working at Ray of Hope Medical Centers, Ntinda, and a branch in Kakiri. I’m the Managing Director.
Current computer(s)? Why this one?
HP 15…. It was a birthday present
Current mobile device(s)? Why this one?
Samsung 6 & Iphone 5s…. Need both IOS and Android
One word that best describes how you work?
How did you end up at your current gig?
I first volunteered.
Are there any career decisions/life choices/failures that were fundamental in making you the person you are now, doing what you are doing now?
I took a leadership course with the Institute for National Transformation (INT Uganda chapter). This course taught me to be a no excuse leader, not to just complain about what is going wrong but to get up and do something.
Is your start-up (or whatever applies here) able to fully support you or do you have side gigs to sustain you as it grows?
My work takes up most of my time. It fully supports me.
Any stories of some of the struggles/sacrifices you’ve had to make to see this dream come to life?
I volunteered at this current job for over a year without pay. I had a degree that could have landed me a job in a financial company, but my passion for healthcare kept me locked at the medical centre.
How do you hope to leverage winning the Vodafone #iCreateTomorrow competition to take your projects to the next level?
One can’t make progress with no support. Vodafone has provided me with connections to people that are knowledgeable in my field and willing to help me navigate my path. I intend to use these connections to achieve the tomorrow I want to see in Uganda’s health sector.
What apps/software/tools can’t you live without?
Email and twitter… though I think I can live without them.
What’s your workspace like?
What’s your best time-saving trick/life hack?
Planning/ To Do List
What’s your favorite to-do list manager?
What gadget can’t you live without and why?
What everyday thing are you better at than most?
I have no routine for my days, they are all different.
How do you recharge?
Alone time/Quiet time
What do you listen to while you work?
I rarely get a chance to listen to music at work… But if I do, it’s worship music.
What are you currently reading? What usually leads you to buy a book? Books you’ve read recently that have impacted on you deeply? What kind of impact did they have?
‘How the Might have Fallen’ by Dr Charles Crabtree
What I read depends on the topic I’m interested in at the time. Sometimes, I get recommendations from people about certain books.
I loved the book ‘From Third World to First’. It’s about the former Singapore leader, Lee Kuan Yew. It was very interesting for me to read about how he managed to transform an entire nation.
Any mentors/role models that you are working with/have inspired you and what lessons have you managed to learn from them?
My mother and her best friend Terri are my biggest mentors and supporters. Keeping my head up no matter what, is the biggest lesson I’ve got from them.
Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
Very much Introvert
What’s your sleep routine like?
Depends on any projects I have, but most times I keep a normal 7 hours of sleep.
How do you strike a balance between work, family, friends and other social obligations?
I plan, prioritize and embrace the fact that I can’t do everything at once.
Who else would you love to see answer these same questions?
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
“Keep your head to the top of the mountain but look at your feet one step at a time.” From Ronald. HR Director Vodafone Global
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