“female entrepreneurs need policy support and more budgetary allocation”

On 30th March, 2019, Women Entrepreneurs’ Association, the oldest platform of women for business in Bangladesh, celebrated its silver jubilee at Gulshan Club, Dhaka. Chief guest, Mr. Atiqul Islam, Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation emphasized on the fact that women contributed a lot in the sector of apparel exports of Bangladesh but people are still unaware of their contribution. Atiur Rahman, former governor of Bangladesh Bank said that the absence of good financial support structure is a big impediment for women to be entrepreneurs. However, he believes that the situation is improving.

Rokia Afzal Rahman, founder president of the WEA and vice president of the International Chamber of Commerce, Bangladesh, said

“Now time has come to reach entrepreneurs in remote corners, focus on humanity and stand beside physically challenged women,”

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