Brac Bank and SME Foundation organize entrepreneurship development program for rural women in Rangpur

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August 30, 2022, 1:45 p.m.

Last modification: August 30, 2022, 1:52 p.m.

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Brac Bank and SME Foundation jointly conducted a comprehensive entrepreneurship development training program for women entrepreneurs in Rangpur.

The three-day intensive training program is part of a series of entrepreneurship development training sessions to be held in six districts of Bangladesh. The program aims to help aspiring women entrepreneurs based in rural and semi-urban areas to hone their managerial and entrepreneurial skills, a press release said.

The Joint Entrepreneurship Promotion Initiative kicked off with the program in Rangpur on August 23, 2022. Md Abdul Hakim, Executive Director of Bangladesh Bank, was the chief guest at the certificate award ceremony on August 25, 2022.

Md Masudur Rahman, Deputy Managing Director, SME Foundation; Khadija Mariam, Head of the Women Entrepreneurs Unit; and Kayser Hasan, Senior Manager, Business Transformation and Product, Brac Bank; were also present.

The training program will be conducted in Barishal, Jashore, Bogura, Cumilla and Rangamati, with the participation of 30 promising women entrepreneurs in each region. Entrepreneurs do not have to pay a fee to participate in the training program.

Syed Abdul Momen, Deputy Managing Director and Head of SME, Brac Bank, said, “We thank the SME Foundation for making us a partner in this entrepreneur readiness program. Brac Bank has always been passionate about developing women’s SMEs in Bangladesh. This program aims to help local women entrepreneurs grow by growing their businesses. We want them to get the most out of this course to succeed in business. This will ensure their readiness by securing funding from the formal banking channel.

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