In the conservative society of Bangladesh, women face discrimination right from childhood. It’s not easy being a woman and still be very successful, where the society is particularly male-dominated. Yet some women have courageously chased their dreams and achieved them. Here are 10 entrepreneurs who made their mark in a usually male-dominated arena.
Top 10 woman entrepreneurs in Bangladesh
Bibi Russell, a former catwalk queen and a queen of khadi is the founder of bibi productions which is worldly renowned fashion house working with craftspeople across the country. Being born in Chittagong and completing her graduation from the London college of fashion, she worked as a model for a few years.
The former catwalk queen founded her productions from the belief of playing important role in society. Having understood the potentiality of crafts, she has been working diligently to save them. Having recognized and receiving
Ivy Haq Russell
Ivy Huq Russell, former investment banker, Founded Maya with a vision to empower women
Taslima Miji, founder and CEO of Techmania based on hardware and hardware related services, i.e. computer, computer assembly, networking and computer related peripheral items and
After having an unfortunate end in journalism career she established Techmania courageously having encouraged by her friends in order to start fresh. Being an young women and running tech business on her own is exceptional. There were times she faced obstacles and discrimination but her rebellious attitude and go-getter attitude helped her go through. She is now a feminist and a complete dedicatory to her business which gives other women hope to be on her own.
Selima Ahmad is president and founder of the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI), which represents the interests and supports the initiatives of women entrepreneurs. As a successful
The major problem she faced during running her business is the absence of training facilities in necessary skills and raw materials in Bangladesh. Despite the struggles, her company, which started with only two workers, has tasted success over time as the demand for the glasses increased. She received DHL – Daily Star Bangladesh Business Awards ‘Outstanding Woman in Business Award-2008’.
Nadia Binte Amin
Nadia Binte Amin, along with her friends, founded Research and Computing Services in the year 1993. The company has been conducting research works with UNICEF, UNDP, foreign NGOs and various national and multinational companies in areas such as sanitation and hygiene, education, child protection etc.
Being passionate about helping people, she works in different social organizations, helping women and children. With her education, expertise and relentless service, she hopes to change the socio-economic conditions of people in Bangladesh.
Samira Zuberi Himika
Samira Zuberi Himika is the founder & Managing Director of ‘team engine’. She believes that for an entrepreneur, it is necessary to know everything that is needed to run a business, never to show the arrogance of passing off
Rubaba Dowla, founder of ‘Pulse Healthcare Service ‘, established in 2017. Rubaba Dowla is an exceedingly experienced pioneer with
Ms. Dowla thinks accomplishing things on time is vital when working. In the corporate world, things need to get done right at that moment.
Contributor: Sanzida Ferdous; Studying at Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University.