Women revitalising job market: GP

Staff Correspondent

11 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Women revitalising job market: GP

Though women are revitalising the job market, proper mentoring will help them to deal with dilemma at work, building confidence, benefit from diverse workplace knowledge, and develop effective professional skills, Grameenphone Chief Marketing Officer Mohammad Sajjad Hasib said.

He came up with this observation at a webinar on titled ‘Mentoring Future Leaders’ to shed light on how proper guidance and mentorship can help young female professionals improve their skills to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Earlier, women in our country were lagging behind in the corporate sector but changing time has modified the job market, he also stated.

He advised young woman to understand the changing job scenario and grasp future critical competencies and emphasised on creating awareness of market trends for female professionals.

This webinar was a part of Grameenphone’s initiative ‘Platform SHE’ which is a mentorship programme by Grameenphone for female students.

After completing its first season, Grameenphone has kicked off Season 2 with a 6-month mentorship program, 1-to-1 mentorship with 15 mentors, across various fields of study from all divisions of Grameenphone.

The program will tag every mentee with a competent female mentor to empower her, unleash her full potential based on her strengths, and prepare for future challenges through goal driven mentor-led sessions, soft skills development and networking.

The platform aims to grow successful conversion from female students to female professionals, bridging the gap between academia and industry readiness.  It will help to build a stronger and balanced tomorrow for Bangladesh.

Telenor Head of Global Learning and Development and Senior Vice President Selina Lomholdt, Grameenphone Chief Human Resources Officer Syed Tanvir Husain, and Grameenphone Head of HR Strategy & Talent Management Nadia Kader took part in the discussion.

Selina Lomholdt said, “Telenor believes in gender diverse and inclusive society and has been exemplary in creating a stellar working environment for women.”

Syed Tanvir Husain opined, "We need to further foster an inclusive culture that is conducive to the development of female talent. While policies and culture will enable women to grow, a focus area here is to equip females to take on more challenging roles. To do that, relevant upskilling and empowerment need to be ensured in the workplace. This is inspired by the fact that embracing Gender Diversity is not only the right thing to do but also a need for business in staying inclusive and relevant”.