We Summit 2021, organized by Wee (Women and E-Commerce Forum), a popular organization of women entrepreneurs in the country, pledged to spread the success story of women's self-reliance.
At the closing ceremony on Saturday (October 23rd) at the Hall of Fame at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center in the capital, with more than a thousand Wei entrepreneurs from across the country participating, guests at various sessions of the summit expressed hope for more marginal work to make women self-reliant as part of women's empowerment.
Fifty to 50 successful women entrepreneurs in different categories were honored with 'Joyi' awards.
Foreign Minister Dr. Junaid Ahmed Palak was the chief guest at the closing ceremony. AK Abdul Momen. Also present as guests were Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque and Deputy Education Minister Mahibul Hasan Chowdhury Nawfel.
Also present as guests were MP Meher Afroz Chumki, Ariful Hasan Apu, Founder of Bangladesh Innovation Forum, Khwaja Shahriar, Managing Director of LankaBangla Finance Limited, Soumya Basu, President and CEO of SilkCok Global, Managing Director of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited. Monirul Islam, Nasima Akter Nisha, Founder and President of Wei.
Also present on the occasion were Syed Alamgir, MD & CEO, Akij Ventures Ltd., NM Ziaul Alam PAA, Senior Secretary, ICT Division, Tamanna Nusrat Bubli MP.
Foreign Minister in the speech of the chief guest. AK Abdul Momen said, “We set a unique example of empowerment of women in today's Bangladesh. I am amazed at the success of our marginalized women, our government will be more supportive of you.
State Minister for Information Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak MP said, "We, the ICT Division, have always been supportive of WI's path. I am very happy to have you at such a big summit." All the cooperation of our government will always be there for you.
Deputy Minister of Education Mahibul Hasan Chowdhury Nawfel said, "I came to know about this wonderful initiative. We are always with this initiative of our women." Wei may also start various activities with the Ministry of Education.
Khwaja Shahriar, MD of Lankabangla Finance Limited said, “We are happy to have the opportunity to be by your side through this event. We will have full support for women entrepreneurs.
Among the other guests of the day were Nusrat Lopa, Founder of Hur Nusrat, Shahidul Munir, President of Bangladesh Computer Society, and Senior Assistant Vice President of LankaBangla Finance Limited. Nurul Islam.
Also present at various workshops were Parveen Zaman Kalpana, Member of Central Committee of Bangladesh Awami League, Tania Haque, Chairman of Lijan Group, Nazmul Haque CA, MD of Lijan Group, Munir Hasan, Head of Prothom Alo Youth Program, Tasnuva Ahmed, Director & COO of Astha IT Limited, Suryamukhi Limited and Adarsh MD and CEO Fida Haque, Lankabangla Finance Limited Senior Vice President Md. Kamruzzaman Khan,
Rezwanul Haque Jami, Head of E-Commerce, A2I; Dr. Abdul Mannan, Executive Director, BCC; Hanium Maria Chowdhury, First Assistant Vice President, Lankabangla Finance Ltd.
The main partner of the organization was Lankabangla Finance Limited, Shikha. Paperfly as Gold Partner, Islami Bank Bangladesh as Silver Partner, H2 & Beauty & Fitness Studio. Global Partner SilkCal Global, Security Partner Elite Force, Bangladesh Innovation Forum in Overall Cooperation, Creative Partner Fifotech. Strategic Partner ICT Division, Idea Project.
Wei President Nasima Akhtar greeted everyone involved in the Nisha event and said, "I don't know if I deserve this love." These entrepreneurs of ours have come here to learn something.