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Desk Report: Celebrated s International Women’s Day 2022 with Women’s in Apparel on 8th March at Six Season hotel in the capital. More than 70 women’s professionals, some man were present at this event.
Sharmeen Hassan (Tithi), Director Giant group of industries were present as a Chief guest, where Special guest were present, Tania A. Munshi Director of Sepal Group Shagufhta Newaz Chairman N2N Sourcing Ltd Mst. Israt Jahan, Managing Director, Apparel Resource BD ; Rehnuma Chowdhary, Managing Director, Fifth alliance Global Trading Ltd; Suriya Iqbal, Director, Patriot Group Kyaw Sein Thay Dolly, Managing Director, Cloths ‘’R’’ Us Ltd. Jhumana Shiddiqa, Managing Director Infinity Solutions Co Ltd.
In this event Speakers said, Bangladesh RMG sector is the highest employer of women in Bangladesh. The RMG sector of Bangladesh employs around 4.5 million people. It has been said that more than 80% of them are women. Now is the time for women to show their capability to compete with men ”Women are increasingly participating in the national development process. They are making the nation proud by their outstanding performances almost every sector including medical science, social service, engineering, etc.
Participants talking about many challenges in job market on RMG sector. They addressing to guest need an active platform for strong bonding of women and support to both of them . Speakers also said, Qualities such as hard work, communication skills and confidence can help women reach a top position. Women need support to fill top chairs in apparel sector.
According to the Survey of Manufacturing Industries 2019 by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the managerial and administrative posts of the total 7,750 garment factories have 1.31 lakh staff members. Only 15,259 of these positions are held by women, registering an around 11% white collar job share compared to men.
This event was sponsored by N2N Sourcing Ltd; Apparel Resource BD; Anjuman Group. This event hosted by Saheli Aziz Mou and Sarah Farhana. This event is ended by light music and dinner.