Women in Global Leadership

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Global Chamber Dhaka in collaboration with Movementum Consultancy and Facilitation Group (MCFG), ICE Business Times, Global Chamber Chittagong and Global Chamber Barisal virtually organized a globinar titled ‘Women in Global Leadership’ to celebrate a global audience of Bangladeshi and international women leaders who have made remarkable contributions in their respective fields.

Global Chamber is a growing and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and leaders in 525 metro regions around the world connecting member businesses to new opportunities and advancing growth and success. It’s the only chamber of commerce in the world operating in hundreds of locations that helps exporting, importing and investing members to connect through warm introductions to clients, partners, projects and resources.

This event was held within a month of the International Women’s Day 2021, honoring the slogan of the aforementioned occasion with the ‘choose to challenge’ tag. This Globinar held a special significance for those women leaders who ‘choose to challenge’ the norms of their respective working environments and demonstrate exemplary leadership, professionalism and dynamism. These women leaders have challenged what was possible and have broken boundaries every day in the workplace and beyond.

The “Women in Global Leadership” signature events began 5 years ago in the early days of Global Chamber. The objective of the program was to hear from leaders who have been fostering diverse working environments in order to achieve success in their respective professional fields.

Viewers and participants were treated to an insightful look into the hurdles and prospects these successful female professionals overcame and the opportunities they have created. Young professionls can these insights to make more progress in their careers, organizations and circle of influence. The 6 prominent domestic and global speaking panelist at the virtual event included Barrister Tania Amir, Zara Mahbub, Katie Keith, La Juana ( LJ ) Chambers Lawson, Rudmeela Nawsheen and Barrister Nawmi Naz.

 

Barrister Tania Amir

Currently a senior advocate of the Supreme Court, Bangladesh and a partner of AMIR & AMIR LAW ASSOCIATES. Tania Amir discussed human dignity in the globinar and mentioned, “There is not enough discourse about human dignity.” Amir shared friendly words of wisdom for the younger generation, “If you have passion for what you are doing, success will arrive.” Responding to a question about how she gained success in her career she suggested, “Stay focused and do the best you can. It is important to keep inner strength”

 

 

 

Zara Mahbub

The Country Director & CEO, Kazi IT Center Ltd. With more than 25 years of experience in diversified fields that include Banking, RMG, Software Development, IT Consulting, Contract Manufacturing and even Fashion Modelling, Zara Mahbub is an icon to aspiring women from every walk of life. The dynamic CEO gave inspiring talk about the role of confidence as a female intrapreneur saying, “Get out there, and grab the bull by the horns. Work those hours and get your family on boards because when you earn more, they get a better life.” Sharing anecdotes from her own life Mahbub mentioned, “Be honest, do the best and have fun in what you are doing.”

 

 

 

La Juana (LJ) Chambers Lawson

The Owner, CIO & Principal Consultant at Tacit Growth Strategies & Best Selling Author. La Juana Chambers Lawson, also known as LJ for short, is a certified project management professional and lean six sigma green belt who has been recently seen in O, The Oprah Magazine, Entrepreneur, Forbes, SA Monthly and VoyageDallas She spoke about the importance of diversity and providing opportunities to women, especially people of color. She commented, “You want to open doors for other people who look like you.” Lawson also discussed creating new pathways continuously to help others to grow and become successful. She elaborated, “We have to leave the door open to let other people in, who will do ten times more.”

 

 

Katie Keith

The Executive Director, Global Chamber London. As a Thought Leader with plus 20 years’ experience leading within the Institutional and Retail Banking space, Katie has extensive exposure to corporate leadership, business growth and change management strategies within the finance sector. Katie Keith responded to questions regarding progressing in one’s career. She suggested, “Trust your gut and go with what you got.” Regarding women’s right as we move forward Keith said, “It’s take time to reflect in thought and question”

 

 

Rudmeela Nausheen

The Founder and CEO at ConfigVR & ConfigRbot. Rudmeela and her team are on the cutting edge of their industry. She is an electrical engineer and hardware/software developer. She started ConfigVR (AR/VR Company) in 2016 with an eye on leveraging her experience for market share and growing the overall market. The tech entrepreneur spoke about needing more women in the STEM field, saying “We need more women in tech. Women need to gear up and compete with men, they need to be more tech savvy. If you really want there is nothing that you cannot do.” She also elaborated about her future objectives and mentioned,“Solving real life problems is my goal. I want to build Robots manufactured in Bangladesh and sell them globally.”

 

 

Barrister Nawmi Naz Chowdhury

The Programme Manager at ARROW (Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women). Nawmi Naz Chowdhury is a lawyer by training working on human rights issues since 2014 with advocacy experiences at the national, regional, and international level. Barrister Nawmi Naz Chowdhury explained about working as a human rights activist and helping those in need. She mentioned in her presentation that, “Knowledge is power and when you have the knowledge you are more likely to act and bring the positive change in policy.” She further explained the role of communities by stating that, “Communities are the biggest support of a society.” .

 

 

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