Awareness Raising Workshop on Gender Based Violence at the Workplace

Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) with the support of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) organized an event titled “Awareness Raising Workshop on Gender Based Violence at the Workplace” on 19 March 2024 at the Lakeshore Heights, Gulshan-1, Dhaka.  The workshop was presided by Ms. Selima Ahmad, President-BWCCI. Ms. Barbara Langley, Director-CIPE was the Chief Guest of the workshop. Ms. Sangita Ahmed, Senior Vice President-BWCCI, Ms. Sabina Alam, Vice President- BWCCI and   Ms. Ridma Khan, Director-BWCCI were the discussants of the program. Ms. Shaila Parvin Pia, Advocate-Bangladesh Supreme Court was present as a resource person. Many board members and General members were also present.

A brief presentation on Gender Based Violence at the Workplace was given and an open discussion was followed that. There was a short question and answer session in the workshop where the women entrepreneurs participated eagerly.

Women Institute for Entrepreneurial and Leadership Development (WIELD)

It was a 20 Year long dream of Selima Ahmad founder president of Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry to establish a Training Center whereby women from all over the country could come and stay in a beautiful and safe environment during trainings on entrepreneurship and skill based learning. This dream was relayed to BWCCI family. Finally, in 2022, with much needed help from the Finance Ministry, SEIP Project and ADB- the 8 storied building with training rooms conference room, canteen and smart hostel rooms with full air conditioning and generator back up, to house more than  50 participants at a time, was completed .

The first two Training Courses on Beautification and Fashion Design, with 50 female participants from all corners of Bangladesh, were completed on 27 December 2023! What a proud moment!

Here are some pictures of the facilities and certificate giving ceremony our first batches of trainees and their triumphs.

The facilities are open for organizations who are interested to book for workshops and training purposes.


Women Institute for Entrepreneurial and Leadership Development (WIELD),

Islampur, Shahpara, Thana: Bason, Gazipur Sadar, Gazipur.

For bookings contact BWCCI:

+88017 1249 3992 or +880 17 5559 3592

“Alor Eid Mela -2023”

Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) and City Alo- City Bank Ltd jointly organized 03 days long fair “Alor Eid Mela -2023” with the diversified products of Bangladeshi women entrepreneurs at Bangladesh Mohila Somity, Belly Road, Dhaka from 06 April to 08 April 2023. The fair was jointly inaugurated by Md. Safiul Amin, Head of  Branches, City Bank Limited and Ms. Sangita Ahmed, Senior Vice President, BWCCI. Ms. Nasrin Akter, Head of City Alo, Ms. Selina Quader, Director of BWCCI, Ms. Shahana Jefreen, Director of  BWCCI, and Ms. Lipi Khandker, Director of  BWCCI were present in the inaugural program.

There were 32 stalls at the fair with attractive products of women entrepreneurs of Dhaka, Thakurgaon, and Chittogram areas. The women entrepreneurs with traditional nakshi katha, Jamdani saree, salwar kameez, panjabi, baby dress, household items, home décor items, different food items, traditional & handmade ornaments, herbal products, riksha paint, etc. participated in the fair. It is to be noted that Ms. Farkhunda Jabeen Khan, Treasurer of BWCCI, Ms. Priti Chakraborty, Director of BWCCI, and Afroza Parveen, Director of BWCCI visited the fair on the 2nd day.

On the third day of the fair Selima Ahmad MP, Honorable President of BWCCI visited the fair to inspire the women entrepreneurs. All the women entrepreneurs enjoyed the fair a lot and they were very happy with their sales.