Over the last ten years, we have evolved as a vibrant platform for women in business and industries. Instilling women entrepreneurship development led ethos all over the business community, Bangladesh women chamber of commerce and industry is going strong in providing support to its members to help them grow in business. As a continuation of its journey towards ‘progressive women, prosperous Bangladesh’, this year BWCCI has honored women entrepreneurs for their contribution in the field of business. The award was launched this year to commemorate 100 years of International Women’s Day. It was aimed to recognize the women entrepreneurs of BWCCI who have achieved significant success in the business arena and six successful women entrepreneurs from six divisions have received this prestigious award.
This year's winners are- Bilkis Ahmed from Barisal, Dilara Amzad from Rajsahi, Gazi Laily Akhter Shapna from Sylhet, Yeasmin Morshed Chowdhury from Chittagong, Shayla Sultan from Dhaka and Lutfun Haque Pia from Khulna. Recognizing the important role that the media has played in its journey, BWCCI also awarded two representatives from print and electronic media who have made noteworthy contributions to the development of women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh. They are- Sanaul Haq, special correspondent of ATN Bangla News in electronic media category and Munima Sultana, senior reporter of the Financial Express in print media category.
Award Winners with Commerce Minister and BWCCI President
The award ceremony was held on May 24, 2011 at the Multipurpose Hall of the Institution of Diploma Engineers, Dhaka with Mr. Muhammad Faruk Khan, MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Commerce of the Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh as the Chief Guest. The inaugural award ceremony took place with around 300 women entrepreneurs, diplomats, bank personnel, media representatives, and members of civil society from across the country in attendance.
We hope to continue this initiative each year as a flagship program. As Abraham Lincoln said “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well”, we believe that more and more women entrepreneurs will be encouraged through this endeavor to flourish their businesses and contribute to the country’s development.