World Bank Group nominates Selima ‘Leadership Champion’

Ms. Selima Ahmad MP, President and Founder of Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) and the Vice Chair person of Nitol-Niloy Group  has been nominated as a “Leadership Champion” by the WORLD BANK GROUP for the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) for the period June 2020 – May 2022 for her lifelong mission to empower women and extra ordinary contribution to promoting women’s economic empowerment in Bangladesh. This news has been officially declared by the Head of Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative Secretariat, Washington D.C, on June 30, 2020. From Bangladesh Ms. Selima Ahmad MP has achieved this prestigious position. Other Honorable “Leadership Champions” are from Japan, Netherlands, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, USA, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Representative of Senior Management of WORLD BANK GROUP.

The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) is a groundbreaking partnership by WORLD BANK GROUP that aims to unlock financing for women-led/owned businesses (WSMEs) in developing countries. We-Fi’s partners include 14 governments, six multilateral development banks as implementing partners, and numerous other stakeholders in the public and private sector around the world. The key objectives of the Leadership Champions will be to mobilize global support for women entrepreneurs through a set of high-level advocacy initiatives, including through highlighting projects supported through We-Fi by the WORLD BANK GROUP.

Oslo Business for Peace Honouree Selima Ahmad is working for private sector development for the last 30 years. She focused on developing entrepreneurial talent, organizing financial and marketing resources to enable women get over hurdles and flourish. She is working very hard as an Honourable Member of Parliament (MP) for the development of her constituency (Cumilla-2). Her new prestigious position will create an immense opportunity for the economic development of Bangladesh through women entrepreneurs.


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