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WIL honours female professionals

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  • 10 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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WIL honours female professionals

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The Women in Leadership has honoured 24 most inspiring female professionals in the country at the sixth edition of Inspiring Women Award.

A total of 24 winners and 18 honourable mentions were given the award at a ceremony that took place recently at Ikebana Hall, Lakeshore Hotel in the capital, a press release said on Saturday.

The Inspiring Women Award is the flagship accolade of WIL, recognising outstanding women leaders in various frontiers.

This year marks the sixth iteration of the award that recognised the leaders of tomorrow, inspiring female professionals, and changemakers of Bangladesh.

At the ceremony, WIL President Nazia Andaleeb Preema said, “Inspiring Women Award helps women in the fight of leadership - both inside and outside the professional world. It is not easy to be a woman, but it is easy to be an inspiring one.”

In his welcoming speech, Bangladesh Brand Forum founder and Managing Director Shariful Islam said, “As men no matter how much we try to understand a woman’s journey, it is really difficult to comprehend, especially in Bangladesh, as one of the most underutilized resources in Bangladesh is indeed women’s participation.”

After a long break due to the global pandemic, the in-person ceremony truly rejuvenated everyone's spirits. A total of 24 winners and 18 honorable mentions were awarded this year on the esteemed accolade’s 6th iteration.

This year, the esteemed accolade received an overwhelming number of nominations from across the country. A total of 350+ entries were received from 125+ organizations under 21 categories.

Three jury panels, consisting of experts and renowned professionals selected the winners and awarded them in two levels – Honorable Mentions and Winners.

For the last 5 years, WIL has been encouraging professional women to pursue leadership in their careers.

6th Inspiring Women Award is an initiative of Women in Leadership (WIL) in partnership with Joya Sanitary Napkin. The event was organised by Bangladesh Brand Forum.