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9 March 2017

Inspiring women in Bangladesh

BAT Bangladesh had extra reason to celebrate on International Women’s Day recently, with two female managers winning prestigious national awards.

At the Inspiring Women Awards, organised by the Bangladesh Brand Forum, Area Manager, Farhana Chowdhury was named as ‘Aspiring Women Leader’ with Adrita Datta, HR Business Partner – Marketing, recognised in the ‘Progressive Women Leader’ category.

Farhana spoke about what the awards mean for women at BAT Bangladesh, saying: “We are truly honoured to achieve this recognition as an appreciation of all the efforts we put in to transform our dreams into reality. This will definitely encourage the female force of every sector to drive their passion and step towards their ultimate goal, defying all odds.”

Rumana Rahman, Head of HR, added: “We are extremely proud and humbled to be recognised consistently. This is a testament of our commitment towards promoting gender diversity and a focused drive on female recruitment in every sector of the business.”

These two awards represent BAT Bangladesh’s seventh success at the Inspiring Women Awards in just three years. Last year, BAT Bangladesh was named the ‘Most Female-Friendly Organisation’ with Rumana Rahman, Head of HR, winning ‘Inspiring Women Leader’ and Sanjana Zerin, Territory Officer, receiving the ‘Aspiring Women Leader’ honour.