JBBCI observes Int’l Women’s Day

Published : 20 Mar 2023 09:47 PM

Japan Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JBCCI) and Japanese Commerce and Industry Association in Dhaka (JCIAD) jointly organised a seminar titled ‘Creating and Embracing Equity in Workplace’ in celebration of “International Women’s Day 2023 at a city hotel  Sunday. 

Charge d’Affaires of Embassy of Japan Tatsuya Machida attended the program as Chief Guest and Trust Bank Ltd MD and CEO Humaira Azam was the Guest Speaker in the program. The Board of Directors of JBCCI, JCIAD, distinguished panelists along the members of both JBCCI and JCIAD were present there. 

Hikari Kawai, President delivered the Welcome speech and explained about the Women’s contribution to the economy of Bangladesh. 

Abdul Haque, Past President of JBCCI shared the brief story of JBCCI’s inception and its continuous support to promote bilateral trade and investment between Japan and Bangladesh in his remarks. Humaira Azam, MD and CEO of Trust Bank Ltd. explained that in today’s era, women are doing very well in their respective areas and they are doing it very well and contributing a lot in the country’s economy. 

Maria Howlader and Saori Fujimoto, directors of JBCCI moderated two Panel discussion sessions. The distinguished panelists shared their personal work-relatedexperiences and how women are evolving from their perspectives. They shared the facts that there are a number of Women Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh, who are doing very well. Women are equally contributing along with Men. To ensure the “Smart Bangladesh”, the contribution of Women is also very important and people should embrace the equity of women in the workplace.

Tatsuya Machida, Charge d’affaires, Embassy of Japan appreciated and thanked JBCCI and JCIAD for organizing this important session. He mentioned that the panel discussion sessions were very insightful and useful. He also shared his views on Women’s presence in the workplace is very important to ensure sustainable growth of the economy. In Bangladesh women’s participation and contribution are gradually increasing. very much high and he hopes that it will grow more in the coming days.

In Closing remarks, Myung-Ho Lee, President of JCIAD thanked everyone for attending the program and appreciated all the discussants for their valuable insights and success stories which will inspire others too. He also acknowledged that Women’s presence in the workplace is important for a growing economy like Bangladesh.