JCI Dhaka Young conducted a panel discussion titled “White collared women: still shackled or breaking social barriers?” which had been held on 27th April 2019 at Six Season Hotel, Gulshan-2.
The panel consisted of inspiring women leaders of Bangladesh who are role models to many and brought a realistic view point of the current situation in the Bangladesh on the topic. These self-made women were representing different professions of our society; eg. doctors, lawyers, journalists, police & corporate women.
In this event JCI National President, Mr. Irfan Islam, National Secretary General, Erfan Haque and JCI West Secretary General, Fahimul Islam were also present.
The panel discussion was Moderated by Shaheen Ismail Mona, Local President of JCI Dhaka Young and the respected six panelist were Mahmuda Afroz Lucky, ADC, DB, DMP; Dr. Rizwana Sharmeen, Anowara Medical Services; Farah Sharmeen Aolad, Nestle Bangladesh Limited; Advocate Mushroofa Hossain, Supreme Court of Bangladesh; Lutfur Nahar Joya, Apex Footwear Ltd; Tasneem Tayeb, The Daily Star.
Some outcomes from this discussion included that many panelists still recognized the many discrimination present during hiring in Bangladesh.
It also suggested that house chores still need to be shared more equally between spouses. The importance of raising children with the mindset to respect women was also discussed. Women need to be persistent in pursuit of their career and they need to be more focused on developing their skills and persona to compete with men.
Government, by law, should enforce companies to adopt female friendly work policies, like flexible hours, maternity and paternity leave, working from home and toddler care allowances. Fresh graduates need to be dedicated to work hard and make their mark in the work place.
It is mentionable that JCI is a non-profit global organization of young active citizens from age 18-40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizends are individuals invested in the future of our world. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectorsof society. JCI Bangladesh currently has 14 Local chapters with around 800 members.