Women Entrepreneurs Network for Development Association (WEND), a new women’s trade body, has started their journey with a mission to empower female investors while focusing on their development.
The women entrepreneurs’ network made the annoucement on Thursday at a press conference held at its’ headquarters in Dhaka.
“Team building is necessary for overall development of the women entrepreneurs and the network will support and promote all female entrepreneurs across the country,” said WEND President Dr Nadia Binte Amin.
She further said, “The organization would provide theoretical and technological support and assistance in getting trade licence, E-TIN (taxpayers’ identification number) and Value Added Tax (VAT) registration.” She also said that they will provide assistance with production and networking in local and international markets.
The organisation has obtained permission from the government on September 17, 2017 and also has a membership of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI).
With 100 members across the country, the WEND has started its activities in all eight divisions of the country.
Women entrepreneurs are monitoring help centres called “One Stop Crisis Centre;” one each in each division, where they provide councelling and suport to local women.
The press conference was attended by WEND Vice-president Shamima Sharmin Laizu, General Secretary Jishan Akter Chowdhury and Treasurer Anwara Siddique among others.