3 women entrepreneurs awarded for contribution to achieving SDGs


11 March, 2019 17:47 PM

3 women entrepreneurs awarded for contribution to achieving SDGs

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Three women entrepreneurs, one from Bangladesh, have been awarded for their contribution to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) five that relates to gender equality and women empowerment.

The Entrepreneur Organization (EO), one of the world’s largest global network of entrepreneurs conferred the award styled “She Rockers MyEO Women SDG Award 2019” at the closing session of a daylong women summit, organised by the EO Bangladesh Chapter at a city hotel here on Sunday night, a press release said today.

Among the best 19 nominees of women business entrepreneurs across the world, three – Monique Maissan of EO Shanghai chapter of China, Neha Tulsian of EO Gurgaon chapter of India and Farzana Chowdhury President of EO Bangladesh chapter received this year’s award.

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid, MP, as the chief guest, along with Global Chairperson of EO Bubu Andres handed over the awards to the women entrepreneurs at a colorful ceremony.

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 the welcome speech.

In his 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.

“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.

The EO that got a partnership with the UN in line with achieving SDG five 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.