In Bangladesh, the International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day was held in Dhaka on November 19, 2023, a global celebration of the achievements and contributions of women entrepreneurs. the event was organized by the Bangladesh Open Source Network, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department of Daffodil International University, Micro Industries Development and Services (MIDAS), the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), and the Bangladesh Skill Development Institute.
Among the guests at the event were Mr. Joseph Giblin, Chief of the Economic Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh; Mrs. Zahida Ispahani, Chairperson of MIDAS; Mohammad Nuruzzaman, CEO of Daffodil Family; K M Hasan Ripon, National Host of Global Entrepreneurship Week, were among the distinguished Special Guests. Mr. Kamruzzaman Didar, Executive Director of the Bangladesh Skill Development Institute, Iqbal Bahar Zahid, President of the Nijer Bolar Moto Ekta Golpo present. And The program was efficiently chaired by Munir Hasan, General Secretary of BdOSN.
Mrs. Ispahani, in her speech, called for greater recognition of the contributions of women entrepreneurs. She said that women entrepreneurs are often overlooked, but they are making a significant impact on the economy. She also called for more opportunities for women entrepreneurs to network and learn from each other.
The event was a success in bringing together women entrepreneurs from across Bangladesh. It was a celebration of their achievements and a call for increased support for women entrepreneurs in the future.
Here are some of the key takeaways from the event:
Women entrepreneurs are playing a vital role in the economic development of Bangladesh.
There is a need for increased support for women entrepreneurs from the government and the private sector.
Women entrepreneurs need more opportunities to network and learn from each other.
The event was a positive step towards promoting women entrepreneurship in Bangladesh. It is hoped that such events will continue to be held in the future to celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs and to advocate for increased support for them.