StanChart launches online learning platform for women entrepreneurs
Standard Chartered Bangladesh has launched an "Online learning platform" to support aspiring women entrepreneurs in developing their business skillset.
Through introducing the platform, Standard Chartered is establishing essential networking opportunities, a comprehensive curriculum, and growth pathways for Bangladesh's women entrepreneurs.
Education Minister Dipu Moni virtually launched the platform as chief guest recently, Standard Chartered said in a press release today.
The platform currently features several modules, including content on business law, fundraising, branding, and digital marketing, according to the press release.
At present, the platform features content from the following business leaders: Rupali Chowdhury, managing director of Berger Paints Bangladesh Ltd; Geeteara Safiya Choudhury, chairperson of ADCOMM Ltd; Anita Ghazi Rahman, founder and managing partner of the Legal Circle; Yasir Azman, chief executive officer of Grameenphone; and Zaved Akhtar, chief executive officer and managing director of Unilever Bangladesh.
Naser Ezaz Bijoy, chief executive officer of Standard Chartered Bangladesh; Abdul Karim, executive director of UCEP Bangladesh; Zahida Ispahani, chairman of Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS), and top officials of the bank were also present at the event.
Addressing the event, Naser Ezaz Bijoy said Standard Chartered's Online Learning Platform for Entrepreneurs will champion the use of technology and digital education – empowering women nationwide to rise above and fuel their dreams.
"The best thing about our learning platform, is that our learners can learn at their own pace from the comfort of their homes, whenever they want. Making it possible for them to build their business, life, and future with more freedom."
Bijoy said: "I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all the corporate leaders and academicians featured on our platform for sharing their knowledge and supporting this initiative."
Dipu Moni said: In the coming years, Bangladesh will have to cope with rapid transformational shifts in education, communication, and in the way we work."
"With resources like Standard Chartered's Online Learning Platform for Entrepreneurs, we can set standards for virtual education, promote innovation, and prepare women across Bangladesh to make the most of new opportunities."