Bangladesh Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BMCCI) has organized international women’s day celebration program, “Empowered Wanita- Celebration for Women in Lead” at its office premises on 10th March, 2020. The celebration included the presence of women leaders from different professions.
Madam Nordiana Bin Zawawi, spouse of H. E. Amir Farid Dato’ Abu Hasan graced the occasion as the Guest of Honor. She said, international Women’s Day is a time to celebrate and reflect on progress made and also to recommit addressing persistent barriers to gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Welcoming the guests present the BMCCI president Raquib Mohammad Fakhrul (Rocky) said, together we want to mobilize to end gender-based violence; we are calling for economic justice and rights for all; we want technology and innovation for gender equality; and feminist leadership. He mentioned that women should be equipped with higher education & training to get more formal jobs and becoming entrepreneurs. He also emphasized that the female RMG workers should be up skilled and reskilled for the overall development of the country.
H.E. the acting High Commissioner made a very lively speech on the theme of this year’s celebration. He briefly illustrated the progress of empowerment of women in Bangladesh, Malaysia and around the globe. He emphasized on the Gender Equality campaigns which are bringing together people of every gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion and country, to drive actions and those will create the gender-equal world that we all deserve.
Among others Syed Nurul Islam, Past President, BMCCI, Farzana Chowdhury, Director, BMCCI, Lipi Khondokar, Director, Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ayesha Iqbal Dada, Managing Director, Haji Ahmad Brothers Securities Ltd. and Nordiana Bin Zawawi spoke on the occasion.
Beside the participation of leading women entrepreneurs, BMCCI past presidents, directors, members, business leaders, media personalities, and journalists took part in the occasion. The program was followed by a melodious musical performance by K. M. Mijanur Rahman, Director of BMCCI.