International Women’s Day -Women Leaders, entrepreneurs’ and Professionals Opinion by Textile Focus:-
Textile Focus Women entrepreneurs’ representative is very low in Bangladesh’s trade organizations, but now its increasing, as you a Women Why are you joined country’s apex trade body BGMEA and who was your inspiration behind? How are you working with BGMEA for women empowerment?
Barrister. Shehrin Salam Oishee,Director ,BGMEA and Envoy Group:
Over the years, the working culture in Bangladesh has evolved greatly. Now several big business houses, private and public offices have women holding major positions. I myself, feel empowered representing BGMEA as the youngest Director. I walk on the footsteps on none other than my idol, my father, a former successful president of BGMEA, Abdus Salam Murshedy, MP. To my immense pride, my father’s term, 2009-2011 was the first time a female director was elected in BGMEA. He not only believed that the sector, which has over 65% female working in here, must have female representation in the Board, but he worked for its realization as well.
Representing a sector which played a major role in shaping the lives of the general women in this country, I wish to ensure and further enhance the working condition, state of being and feeling of empowerment amongst them. Improved training, comprehensive knowledge and collective cooperation are major goals, realizing which shall enable this sector to house more female, not just as ground level workers, but in mid-level officers and higher officials as well. The women in this sector are our brightest hope for a greater future of this nation by means of this sector.