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Grameenphone aims for stronger gender balance in workplace

  • Published at 10:14 pm March 11th, 2019
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Women employees of Grameenphone pose for a photograph in front of its headquarters in Dhaka on Friday on the occasion of International Women’s day Courtesy

Panelists highlighted how organizations could build better gender balance

Grameenphone Ltd is aiming to build gender balance in the workplace and strongly believes that balance can bring synergy and better results—both professionally and personally. 

Panel discussants reiterated this position while speaking at an International Women’s Day event held at GPHouse in Bashundhara, Dhaka. 

The panel discussion focused on #BalanceforBetter—this year’s theme for International Women’s Day, according to a press release. 

Deputy CEO and Chief Marketing Officer of Grameenphone Yasir Azman, media activist Tropa Majundar, former cricketer of the Bangladesh National Women’s Cricket Team Mishu Chowdhury, and GP's Director of Communications Sayed Talat Kamal, participated in the discussion as distinguished panelists.

The panelists highlighted how organizations could build better gender balance, particularly emphasizing on how families play a critical part in going beyond stereotypes—leading to greater development. Head of Internal Communications of Grameenphone Khairul Basher moderated the panel discussion.

Michael Foley, CEO of Grameenphone, presented a keynote speech in which he stressed on the shared responsibilities of both genders. Speaking about the gender balance in Telenor Business Units, he noted: “Gender balance must be driven from the top, and both my management team and I are committed to making this happen in Grameenphone as well.”

Michael Foley also pledged on behalf of Grameenphone and the management “to be an advocate for change and accelerate gender equality" for the organization and for Bangladesh.