‘She can do things he cannot do, He can do things she cannot; Together they can do great things’. Following this line of belief, The Daily Star and JAAGO Foundation organized a Round Table Discussion named ‘Facing Challenges Together in Bangladesh Today’ on the 7th of March in The Daily Star Center. It was a room filled with inspirational and intellectual personalities of Bangladesh where they discussed about the challenges women face in their field of excellence and everyday lives. Both men and women actively participated in finding the solutions to the underlying obstacles women encounter as part of their lives.
Distinguished guest personalities were: Christine Hunter (County representative, UN Women), Rokia Afzal Rahman (Chairperson, Media World Limited) , Sonia Bashir Kabir ( CEO of Microsoft Bangladesh), Rumana Rahman ( Head of HR, BAT Bangladesh ) , Luna Shamsuddoha ( President Bangladesh Women in Technology) , Ivy Huq Russell ( Managing Director, Maya) , Tania Wahab ( Managing Partner, Karigar), Zara Jabeen Mahbub ( Head of Communication and Service Quality, BRAC Bank), Rubaba Dowla Matin ( Chief Service Officer, Airtel Bangladesh ) , Rafiath Rashid Mithila ( Renowned Actor ), Ahmadul Hoq ( President Bangladesh Association of Call Center and Outsourcing) , Naveed Mahmud ( Public Figure ), Ajeyo Rohitashwo Al Quazi ( Group Chief People Officer ,Aamra Companies ) Dr Shaikh Imtiaz Shimul ( Chairman , Department of Women And Gender Studies), Asif Ibrahim ( Former President DCCI and Chairman BUILD ), Nazia Andaleeb Preema (Managing Partner , Brand Forum). Together we are optimistic that we can build a better world for the women of today.