In an interview with VOA, Selima Ahmad speaks about the joint venture taken by Bangladesh Women’s Chamber of Commerce and USAID to train women entrepreneurs of Bangladesh with the purpose of tackling corruption and harassment in the workplace.
On Wednesday the national conference on “Anti-Corruption Reform Efforts for Women Entrepreneurs” opened in Dhaka. The conference took place at the conclusion of an eight month program of training and advocacy activities implemented by the Bangladesh Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) and supported by USAID.Under this initiative, PROGATI brought together 300 women entrepreneurs in Chittagong, Sylhet and Khulna to promote anti-corruption activities.
Selima Ahmad believes that the women trained will greatly benefit in their business ventures due to this initiative. They were encouraged by the comments from James F Moriarty, the US Ambassador to Bangladesh and Lt. Col (ret’d) Muhammad Faruk Khan, Minister for Commerce, who inaugurated the conference together.
Selima Ahmad is a businesswoman and President of the Bangladesh Women’s Chamber of Commerce.