Meta launches #SheMeansBusiness to empower Bangladeshi women entrepreneurs
Meta, formerly known as the Facebook company, yesterday launched its global #SheMeansBusiness programme in Bangladesh to provide women entrepreneurs with the skills, connections and technology required to build and grow their businesses online.
The programme was launched in partnership with the ICT Division's Aspire to Innovate (a2i) programme, the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) and LightCastle Partners.
#SheMeansBusiness is now active in 38 countries around the world. Meta and its network of partners have trained more than one million women globally. Now, Bangladeshi women are joining the community.
"Every day, we see women entrepreneurs overcoming odds and coming online to build their businesses. This not only transforms their lives and communities but also has an overwhelmingly positive impact on the economy," said Beth Ann Lim, director of policy programs and government outreach for Asia Pacific and global head of #SheMeansBusiness at Meta.
"We are excited to bring our #SheMeansBusiness program to Bangladesh as part of Meta's commitment to support women-owned businesses and help propel the country towards a more resilient, inclusive and digital future."
According to Meta's analysis, more than 70 per cent of female-led businesses on Facebook in Bangladesh were set up during the pandemic.
Since 2021, women have created 40 per cent of the country's entrepreneurship-focused Facebook groups.