INSPIRED project and in partnership with ILO, WEAB have attended a five-day training programme on " Entrepreneurship Development & Business Management", “Start Your Business”, developed by ILO which is specifically organized for those entrepreneurs who have recently established their businesses or those who would want to establish their own businesses. This five-day training programme scheduled from Saturday, 23rd to Wednesday, 27th July 2016. The training programme will take place at the premises of Bangladesh bank Training Academy (BBTA), in Mirpur.
WEAB Executive and General Body members gathered in a meeting to celebrate after Eid festive.
WEAB arranged a press conference at Sheuti to disclose the demand of Women entrepreneurs in the upcoming budget FY-2016 on May 28, 2016
WEAB arranged on April 10, 2016 a 3-days fair for Boishakhi mela at Sheuti with a vision to promote products of SME women Entrepreneur and from very rural zilla and upazilla lots of entrepreneurs came and did a profitable business.
Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) demands Realistic National Budget (2012-2013)
On June 19, 2012, the women entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) held a meeting to discuss on National Budget (2012-13) in Kawran Bazar (Dhaka). This meeting was presided over by the President of WEAB, Mrs. Nasreen Awal Mintoo who reviewed the National Budget (2012-2013) presented in the national Parliament. She has praised the Honorable Finance Minister for allocation of Tk. 100 crore to women entrepreneur and homeless women but demanded of equitable distribution of funds for the Welfare of Women Communities irrespective of their classes. According to WEAB, most of the Women Entrepreneur at the grass root fails to comply with the traditional rules and regulations of Ministry of Commerce, and facing access problems either to business Chambers or Association.

Was invited as a panel speaker for the FCEM world Committee meeting organized by Armenian Young Women’s Association (AYWA), Women Entrepreneurs Network in Armenia (WENA) and World Association of Women Entrepreneurs (FCEM) in Yerevan, Armenia held from 25th to 28th April, 2019. The meeting was launched by the Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Nikol Pashinyan. Also present in the meeting was the Minister of Economy Development and Investment, Mr. Tigran Khachatryan, and Maria Christine Oghly, FCEM World President. The topic was Environmental and Social Business for women entrepreneurs and we discussed on what are the new opportunities for women entrepreneurs in this field, challenges and how it can be overcome.


Boishakhi Mela 1426 fair at Sheuti organized by Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) from 8th to 10th April 2019


The launching ceremony of the 2nd Phase of the WeConnect International Project named by "Corporate Connect: Strengthening Market Access for Business Owners" which was held on 27th March, 2019 at Dhaka, Bangladesh.

This ceremony was inaugurated by Ms. Nasreen Fatema Awal, Founder President, Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB).


BIRAC Event: Collaboration meeting between South Asian Women Development Forum (SAWDF) and its associates to establish a green industrial park for women entrepreneurs which was held in New Delhi, India (17th-20th March, 2019)


Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) celebrates the International Women's day 2019 at Sheuti Training Institute on 15 March 2019 (Friday).

"Strengthened Women, Strengthened Bangladesh" it's the slogan what WEAB believe and according to this WEAB will initiate many activities on major sectors to improve women empowerment and entrepreneurship. Respectively in the IT sector and to export products in different countries, WEAB has planned major activities. WEAB considers Women are the strength of a Nation, value them means value to Future. Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) wishes a cherish and joyful women’s day to all women around the globe.

This program is presided by Ms. Shahruk Rahman, President, WEAB. The program starts with the opening and welcome speech by Nasreen Fatema Awal, Founder President & Adviser, WEAB. Then all senior members according to rank provided their inspiring speech.

The main attraction was the Pink WEAB logo cap and recognized with an award to 5 (Five) successful women entrepreneur from WEAB for their outstanding achievements in recent years. Respectively, Ruby Ali Damal, Tauhida Haider, Shaheen Akhter, Salma Masud, Sakina Miraly. Then the program was finished with closing speech and cutting of the cake.


As we are aware this is the month of International Women’s Day which is celebrated across the world to pay honor to the great women of the society. Empowering women is very necessary for bringing gender equality. Those societies flourish well where women are given equal respect and are not taken for granted. Women today have got equal potential provided they are being trusted and valued. Today’s women realize their strengths and abilities and step out in order to contribute to the society and the world consequently.

Since childhood, I had a dream to work for women empowerment and entrepreneurship in Bangladesh, and after being inspired by my mother, spouse and my children, Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) was established, whose goal was to provide a platform for women entrepreneurs in rural and grass-root level to develop themselves in different fields.

WEAB provides skill development and professional trainings to the women entrepreneur, provides counselling and advocacy services to underprivileged women entrepreneur, and send women entrepreneur to different exposure visits to make them more confident and capable

To help the SME women sell and market their products without the involvement of any middle men, we launched SHEUTI (Sales and Display center) in Mirpur, Bangladesh. Various handmade products made by SME women are displayed for sell in SHEUTI.

In conclusion, I feel that woman should be respected not just because they are women, but also because they are individuals with their own identity. They contribute equally to the betterment of the society. If I can be little biased then I would say, if there is no woman on the earth then mankind would cease to exist because it’s a woman who brings life to this earth. Every woman is special whether she is working at home or office or doing both. She plays an important role in the upbringing of children and managing their home efficiently.

Women power is incredible and cannot be expressed through few words.

Thank you!

Nasreen Fatema Awal
Founder President & Adviser

WEAB organized a Pitha Utsav Festival on 12th January, 2019 to celebrate the New Year. Mr. Gowher Rizvi, Adviser to the Honorable Prime Minister, International Affairs, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
WEAB held its Annual General Meeting on 10th January at the residence of Ms. Shahnaz Matin Shupti house.
A press conference was organized by Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh for the Exposure Visit to Kunming, China, 6 -10 and 13-17 November, 2018.
The Ministry Of Development, Department of Kunming, China under Municipal Women’s Federation invited one hundred WEAB members to a familiarization trip and for the WEAB members to explore opportunities to conduct bilateral Entrepreneurships. First group of 50 women Entrepreneurs visited Kunming from 6 -10 November, 2018 and the second group visited from 13-17 November, 2018.
On the last day of the trip, 9th November, 2018, to Kunming, China the delegation visited the Kunming Women’s Entrepreneurship and innovation demonstration center. Wang Xueyan, member of the Kunming Women's Federation Party Committee, Vice Chairman, the head of the Development Department of the Women's Federation of the City and the person in charge of the Women's Federation of Jinning District accompanied the visit. The delegation also visited the Kunming Women's Entrepreneurship Innovation Demonstration Center. Zhang Mei, director of the demonstration center, introduced the basic situation of the center and the women's entrepreneurial innovation work such as resource integration, entrepreneurship guidance, corporate finance, and brand promotion. The delegation also visited the embroidery and ethnic handicrafts displayed at the demonstration center. The women entrepreneurs loved the vivid embroidery products and the unique ethnic handicrafts.
Nasreen Fatema Awal, President of the Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh, expressed gratitude to the City Women’s Federation for their hospitality and introduced the work of the association to promote the development of women in Bangladesh. At the same time, she hopes that the cooperation between the two sides will be will be helpful for Bangladeshi women to enter the Kunming domestic industry. She also hopes that the Women's Federation will help introduce embroidery skills to Bangladesh to help women enhance their skills.
The delegation of WEAB to Kunming, China also visited Kunming International Flower Auction Center (KIFA) today, 8th of November, 2018. Ms. Gao, President, KIFA welcomed the delegations and presented a video that showed the activities of the center. Ms. Gao assured the team that they will give full assistance for any WEAB members who wishes to import flowers to Bangladesh. She also informed that KIFA is the central flower auction center in Yunnan province. Seventy percent of the flowers from the auction center are sold to China and thirty percent to other countries. Ms. Nasreen Fatema Awal stated that WEAB members are interested in flower business. After the meeting the delegation was shown the flower auction activities.
Kunming, China visiting delegation team of Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) lead by Ms. Nasreen Fatema Awal, President, WEAB. Today, 8th November, 2018 is the 3rd day of the visit.
Today, 8th November, 2018, the delegations visited, Yunnan Juli Electric (Group) Co. litd. Mr. Zhou, President of the group had shown their activity, networking and Electrical material, i.e. Light and Heavy Voltage Electrical wise & Electrical substation manufacturing activities. Yunnan Juli Electric (Group) Co. Ltd is the largest manufacturing company of Yunnan province and they are exporting their products around the world. Ms. Nasreen Fatema Awal wishes to do business with them and Mr. Zhou also assured to assist women entrepreneur to expand their market in Bangladesh.
On second day, 7th November, 2018 the delegation from WEAB went to Yunnan MEIYI Ethnic Handicrafts Processing Zone, where Local Communist Party Leader, MR. Liu Qunlong was present as special guest. The head of the Processing Zone, Ms. Cao Caimei showed a video presentation on their products and factory activities. Mr. Xiao Deshun, General Manager, Processing Zone delivered his wish to export their product to Bangladesh. They also offered to send their products sample at cheaper cost. Mrs. Nasreen Fatema Awal expressed her views to export Women Entrepreneur products from Bangladesh to China. She also requested Chinese investors to invest in Bangladesh. She explained that Bangladesh has low cost of labor and huge number of women workers so Bangladesh has good opportunity to make quality products at low production cost.
A delegation of 48 women from Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) headed by Ms. Nasreen Fatema Awal, President, WEAB was invited to Kunming, China from 6th November till 10th November, 2018 for Economic and Socio-Cultural Exposure visit.
On the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, 2018, WEAB in partnership with Roche Pharmaceutical organized an awareness event on "Breast Cancer: ACT Early to give time" on 13th October, 2018 at Roche Pharmaceuticals Office, Level 4, Monem Tower. There will be another awareness event on the 20th October, 2018 at the same above location.
Nasreen Fatema Awal, President of Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB), speaks at the bi-lateral meeting between Kunming Municipal and WEAB in the capital recently. Yang Lianzhi, chairperson of Chenggong District Women’s Federation of Kunming Municipality, was present at the progamme along with others.

Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) and Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) in partnership with the “European Union Funded PRISM Programme – Technical Assistance to BSCIC”, under the supervision of the “Ministry of Industries” organized a high level seminar “Women Entrepreneurs – Breaking the Barriers” on Thursday 5th April, 2018 at Lakeshore Hotel


Ms Nasreen Fatema Awal, President, Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh was awarded as one of the Top 20 Global Women of Excellence by Congressman Danny K. Davis in Chicago, March 2018 on the occasion of International Women’s Day.


South Asian Women Development Forum (SAWDF) organized a two day, First International Summit, with the theme “Across Barriers-International Women Business Summit” scheduled on 11th-12th September in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The main goal of the Summit is to bring together women entrepreneurs from the SAARC and ASIAN regions, People’s Republic of China and women business leaders from the international community. The summit will be a platform for networking and connecting women SMEs, with public and private sector for exploring opportunities to identify joint business ventures.

South Asian Women Development Forum (SAWDF)
Consultative Meeting in Bhutan, Thimpu
July 20-21, 2017

Mr. Lyonpo Lekey Dorji, Minister for Economic Affairs, Bhutan; Ms. Nasreen Fatema Awal, Vice Chair, Bangladesh Chapter, SAWDF; Ms. Pramila Acharya Rijal, President, SAWDF and other SAARC Regions representatives attend in a Consultative Meeting of SAWDF in Thimpu, Bhutan which already held on July 20-21, 2017.

The Consultative Meeting topic was "Effective Policies for Women Entrepreneurship in SAARC Region" relevant to provide an overview of SMEs of each country with a focus on specific women SMEs policies to specifically mention the status of women entrepreneurs, Women SMEs policies important in each country and how effective has it been in the growth of women entrepreneurship in particular the women SMEs and the present way forward for individual country and regional cooperation.



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Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) along with SME Foundation, have organized a 5 daylong Training Program titled as "Cutting Master Training". The inauguration event of this program held on Sunday, 6th November, 2015 at 10 am in Sheuti Training Centre (67, Kalabagan, Mirpur Road, Dhaka-1205), inaugurated by Ms. Nasreen Fatema Awal, Founder President, WEAB. Ms. Shahruk Rahman, President, WEAB along with its Executive Members of WEAB who were also present to inspire the participants. Ms. Nasreen Fatema Awal, while inaugurating, welcomed all distinguished participants, guests and media persons. She emphasized the Importance of women's involvement in economic growth through Entrepreneurship & she also narrated in her speech how WEAB is working to achieve this goal. She encouraged participants to complete this training successfully so at the end to utilize the knowledge they gained from this training and to start new business by making various boutique products can be a great source of financial improvement. Among 35 participants, 5 ladies are victims of Rana Plaza & Tajreen Garments Tragedy, whom WEAB is sponsoring to receive this training program to build their shattered dreams after getting terribly injured by those tragic incidents and the Trauma through which they have undergone.
Training Information
Training on Cutting (Tailoring) Master from 6-10 December 2016- Dhaka
Training on Nakshikantha from 27-31 December 2015, Jamalpur
Training on Beautification from 20-24 January 2016-Dhaka
Training on Block-Batik from 26-30 January 2016- Joypurhat
Training on Wooden Decoration Pieces Making from 29 February-04 March 2016, Bandarban
Training on Nakshikantha from30 March-03 April 2016, Chapainawabganj
Training on Jute Products Making from 24-28 April 2016
Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) & Workplace Skills Development Academy New Zealand (WSDA) jointly arranged a whole day training program on personal development skills awareness conference “Tomorrow’s CEO”. The theme was- "Skilled Women Entrepreneur, Successful Business Mentor" on June 15, 2015 (Monday).
15th Annual General Meeting - 2015 of Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) was held on February 27, 2015 at 10.30 am in Sheuti Conference Room, 67, Kalabagan, Mirpur Road, Dhaka-1205.
Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) was established in year 2000, by a select group of business women. Their aim was to create a platform to help business women establish themselves in a competitive field, dominated by men.
Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) was established in year 2000, by a select group of business women. Their aim was to create a platform to help business women establish themselves in a competitive field, dominated by men.
In a very short time WEAB was not only firmly established in Dhaka, drawing large number of members, but rapidly branching out all over Bangladesh, including North Bengal.
The main object of WEAB was to develop a support system for women entrepreneur to not only improve the quality of their products, to meet the changing market demands, but also to impart training on technical know how, design development and to create marketing links for their products.  more
I always wanted to provide a platform for the creative, women of Bangladesh, to establish an organization which would represent them and help them with required support for their development and open a large domestic and international market for them.
To fulfill this dream, the Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) was established in 2000, and , in the short time since its inception, the organization has gained international attention and made significant contributions to the careers of many women.
Many of our entrepreneur have developed some exotic products that have a unique blend of the cultural heritage of Bangladesh mixed with the tastes and likings of customers from various parts of the world. As we expand our market, we invite suggestions for additional products, or variations or existing products, to meet the worldwide market demand.
Our goal is to make these products available to everyone, everywhere for the benefit of these otherwise unknown artisans
Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) celebrated its successful 12 years.
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