Standard Chartered to observe International Women’s day has brought forth stories of iconic women of past and present
Standard Chartered Bangladesh at its head office recently organized a read-aloud for its employees and their children in a bid to celebrate the incredible stories of some Bangladeshi women who left their marks in their relevant fields. The program was also supported by the HerStory Foundation.
HerStory Foundation fellows during the story-telling event spelled out the contributions of Khana, a Bengali poet and astrologer of olden times, and a modern-day woman entrepreneur Rokia Afzal Rahman.
Khana authored rhymes on agricultural practices which are still popular in rural Bangladesh, while Rokia is a trailblazer for women empowerment, a former adviser of the caretaker government and the founding president of the Bangladesh Federation of Women Entrepreneurs.
The story-telling session was followed by a panel discussion led by Bitopi Das Chowdhury, the country head of corporate affairs, brand and marketing of the bank.
The audience also heard the success stories of four women: Aasha Mehreen Amin, deputy editor of The Daily Star; Shumana Sharmin, feature editor of the Prothom Alo; Nishat Mazumder, the first Bangladeshi woman to conquer the Everest, and Zareen Mahmud Hosein, founder of HerStory.