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JCI Bangladesh awards nine women leaders of country

FE Online Desk | Published: March 10, 2020 14:05:23 | Updated: March 11, 2020 17:27:24


JCI Bangladesh awards nine women leaders

The JCI Bangladesh has recently presented nine women with the 'Woman of Inspiration Award 2020' on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

Gender equality was the theme of this year's International Women’s Day - celebrated globally on Sunday. Based on the theme, the Bangladesh chapter of JCI -- a global nonprofit -- conceptualised the programme and recognised women’s achievement through providing the award to nine female leaders of the country.

Friday's event was organised to honour the extraordinary women who lead by example, live on purpose and inspire others to be more and do more, who have been valiant warriors of smashing stereotypes, generating positive impact, establishing equality, according to a press release received on Tuesday.

The categories of the awards were: academia, technology, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, financial sector, art, culture and heritage, fashion and public sector, etc.

This year the awards recognised Bibi Russell, Dr Carmen Z Lamagna, Humaira Azam, Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Mantasha Ahmed, Nadia Samdani, Rubaba Dowla, Sheepa Hafiza and Dr Tanzima Hashem for their magnificent display of finesse and irrefutable success in their respective fields.

Honourable MP Mr Asaduzzaman Noor graced the event as chief guest while Sidsen Bleken, Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh was present as the guest of honor.

The programme was hosted by Sarah Kamal, 2020 National President of JCI Bangladesh. Ismat Jahan Lissa, National Secretary General, JCI Bangladesh, Shaheen Ismail Mona, National Director, JCI Bangladesh, other members, distinguished business leaders, diplomats, government officials, among others, were present at the event.

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