Addressing a virtual program on ‘Women Power: the Force Multiplier,’ Rubana Huq, President, BGMEA, said BGMEA aims to reskill female workers to help them contribute to business. At the seminar organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham), Huq urged different agencies to disseminate education for skilling the enormous number of female workers
Uzma Chowdhury, Chief Finance Officer and Director, PRAN-RFL Group, said, though the scenario of women entrepreneurship in Bangladesh has been progressing in the right direction, some women entrepreneurs have been facing difficulties in accessing finance due to the fallouts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 80 per cent enterprises owned by females have been affected as part of the fallouts of the pandemic as most of those are cottage, micro, small and medium ones, added Syed Ershad Ahmed, President, AmCham.
Till date, many female entrepreneurs have not been able to avail loans from the government-sponsored stimulus packages, he said.