BRAC Bank Limited has introduced ‘TARA Awards 2019’ to recognize contribution of its women customers to society and economy.
The award is named after its comprehensive women’s banking solutions, TARA, which provides tailor-made financial solutions to women of every strata of the society.
Six TARA customers won the first TARA Awards in recognition of their outstanding contribution to development of society and country’s economy.
Forat Jahan Shathi of Dhanshiri Trade International received the award in Dynamic category, Jannatul Ferdoushi Rupa, Advocate of Bangladesh Supreme Court in Courageous category, Sharmin Hossain, Surgeon, Obstetrics and Gynecology in Visionary category, Shaheenoor Sheli of Sheli Colour & Fabrics in Inspirer category, Ukroyaungo Marma of System Restaurant in Explorer category, Tanjila Parvin of Priya Fashion in Creative category while Zaiba Tahyya of Female Empowerment Movement in Aspirer category. The Category ‘Aspirer’ was exclusively focused on the external youth leader in order to encourage the youth segment in their social contribution.
The winners were selected from 174 nominations through an extensive screening process by judge panel consisting of Ms. Farzanah Chowdhury, Managing Director & CEO, Green Delta Insurance Company Ltd., Ms. Shwapna Bhowmick, Country Manager, Marks and Spencer PLC. and Ms. Sutapa Bhattacharjee, Associate Professor IBA, Dhaka University.
Mr. Selim R. F. Hussain, Managing Director & CEO, Mr. Chowdhury Akhtar Asif, Deputy Managing Director & CRO, Mr. Nazmur Rahim, Head of Retail Banking, Mr. Syed Abdul Momen, Head of SME Banking, and Mehruba Reza, Senior Product Manager, Women Banking Segment TARA, Mr. Shajed Al Haque, Senior Manager, Business Transformation Emerging Corporate, were present at the ceremony on March 7, 2019 at the bank’s Head Office in Dhaka.
On the occasion, Selim R. F. Hossain, Managing Director and CEO, BRAC Bank, said “We believe TARA Awards will inspire more women to fulfill their dreams in life and achieve economic independence. TARA will continue to guide the women to plan their financing better in individual or business needs. TARA is not merely a product, it is a proposition to realize potential of every woman.”
On the sideline of the ceremony and on the eve of International Women’s Day, a panel discussion was also organized with this year’s theme - Balance for Better, where participants from renowned corporate organizations and BRAC bank discussed about initiatives to ensure a balanced environment for women empowerment in the society.