Three women entrepreneurs, including Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Green Delta Insurance Company Farzana Chowdhury, have been awarded for their contributions to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 that relates to gender equality and women empowerment.
Among the best 19 nominees from the world's top women business entrepreneurs, the three entrepreneurs have received this year’s award.
The Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), the only global network exclusively for entrepreneurs, conferred the award styled “She Rockers My EO Women SDG Award 2019” at the closing session of a daylong women summit, organized by the EO Bangladesh Chapter at a city hotel on Sunday night.
Two other awardees are Monique Maissan of EO Shanghai Chapters of China, NehaTulsian of EO Gurgaon chapter of India.
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid along with Global Chairperson of EO Bubu Andres handed over the awards to the women entrepreneurs.
President of Bangladesh Federation of Women Entrepreneurs (BFWE) Rokia Afzal Rahman spoke as the special guest while President of EO Bangladesh Chapter Farzana Chowdhury gave welcome speech.
The State Minister said the present government is committed to attain SDG of gender equality and empowering women as well as implementing the connection of the elimination of all forms of discrimination, said a press release on Monday.
“Bangladesh has been working relentlessly to ensure women’s overall development by ensuring their equal participation in the socio-economic activities and removing the various impediments to their empowerment,” he said.
Farzana who is also President of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Bangladesh Chapter said, “She Rockers” is an initiative for honoring and inspiring entrepreneurship of women. “I salute the women who have participated here and also women who are not present here but are working hard to chase their dreams and making a better society,” she said.
The EO is a Global business network of more than 13,000 leading entrepreneurs in 58 countries that enables business owners to learn from each other. In 2016, EO Bangladesh chapter started its journey here with the country’s leading entrepreneurs.