A “HELP DESK” has been set up by the WEAB to include its members in the "Stimulus Grand Scheme" package announced by the government to help women entrepreneurs affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Those who want to avail of loan facilities or other business benefits can contact WEAB. WEAB members will be assisted in taking this incentive with various banks through the joint collaboration of WEAB and FBCCI.

WEAB members will be assisted in taking this incentive with various banks through the joint collaboration of WEAB and FBCCI.

COVID-19 Response:
 
1. WEAB is proceeding a baseline survey to highlight the Challenges/Crisis of mSME/SME Women Entrepreneur & Self Employment Business owners in the different districts of Bangladesh
 
2. WEAB is supporting the minorities (Hill Tracts - Small Business Owners and their families) by providing foods
 
3. WEAB is trying to incorporate Ministry of Industry of Bangladesh and Bangladesh Bank to incorporate affected women entrepreneur regarding the Grant Scheme (already declared by the Government of Bangladesh) to support mSME/SME/Cottage Women Entrepreneur
 
4. In the Post Pandemic response of COVID-19, WEAB will promote and sell the products of affected women from remote areas through SHEUTI with an objective to sustain their business
 
5. In the Post Pandemic response of COVID-19, WEAB is preparing an action plan to provide training/workshops on Health awareness issues and Skill Development with an objective to ensure a protective working environment and reduction of poverty.
 
6. WEAB is trying to incorporate affected Women Entrepreneur to sell their products in different Online Marketing Portal
November 26-30, 2019 (Training on Making of Diversified Jute Products & its Marketing in Sherpur
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony held on 23 May 2019 (Thursday) at 12 PM in Sheuti Training Institute between Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) & LINKUS. The signatory representatives were Ms. Nasreen Fatema Awal, Founder President, Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) and Mr. Ye Liang, Chairperson, LINKUS. The objective of this MOU is supporting women entrepreneur to access the local market by using digital platform, product promotion through live video, digital marketing & sales, networking, live covering of all events and access to global market. Women entrepreneur need to use the LINKUS App for all services.
Beneficiaries of this MOU are women entrepreneur from different districts and upozilla who can sell their products by using this LINKUS digital platform. They can show their products demo to the customers, display their products globally, and will encourage them to being business owners. It will help SME women to mitigate the middlemen interruption with proper revenue and will help to increase the number of entrepreneurs which will put impact on income generation and overall economy of the nation.
Shahruk Rahman, President, Salma Masud, Former 1st Vice President, and Nazma Akhter, Secretary along with nembers of the association were also seen on the occasion
Nasreen Fatema Awal, Founder President of Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) addresses a press conference titled “Proposal for national budget 2019-20” organized by WEAB in the capital on 16th May, 2019. Shahruk Rahman, President, Asfa Hossain, 1st Vice President, and Rehana Ashraf, 2nd Vice President along with nembers of the association were also seen on the occasion
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

Activities at a glance


Conference on 2nd National SME Women Entrepreneur Conference-2008 Empowering Women Entrepreneur Towards a Share Economic Growth" in Sonargaon Hotel organized by SME Foundation on 13th February 2008. Where WEAB President was present as Speaker.

WEAB President Ms Nasreen Awal Mintoo distributed fishing net, blanket and dry food among 600 SIDOR hit families of Baliatari Village in Borguna District on 29th Dec 2007. WEAB EC-members M/s. Kohinoor Chowdhury, Sultana Azad, Amatun Noor Shilpi, Technical Adviser Momtaz Faruqui Chowdhury, Barisal WEAB President Ms Shaheda Begum, Secretary Rabeka Sultana participated and also built 20 houses in same village.

WEAB President Ms. Nasreen Awal Mintoo, Vice President, Ms. Naaz Farhana Ahmed, SCWEC Secretary Coordinator, Ms. Shahruk Rahman Participated 2nd SAARC Business Leader Conclave at Mumbai, India organized by SCCI in collaboration wtih FPCCI & FICCI on 16th Feb 2007. Honorable Minister for External Affairs, Government if India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Conclave.
 

10th July 2006: Mrs. Nasreen Awal Mintoo (L2), President of Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh distributed the Certificate among the women Entrepreneur from Dhaka as well as from the district participated the workshop on vision Building and Capacity Development organized by WEAB. Mr. Quazi M. Ahmed, Founder and CEO of Future Leaders, Vice President of WEAB, Mrs. Naaz Farhana Ahmed (L) and SCWEC Secretary, Shahruk Rahman (R2) also seen in the picture.

9th to 13th May 2006: Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L2) visit the WEAB stall at D-8 Trade Exhibition held in Bali, Indonesia.

25th April, 2006: H.E. Abdul Gayoom, President of Maldives inaugurated the trade fair in Male organized by SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneur Council (Maldives Chapter) Vice Chairperson of SCWEC Maldives, Ms. Shaira Saleem, Former President of SCCI Macky Hashim, 1st Vice President of WEAB Ms. Naaz Farhana Ahmed, 2nd Vice President Sajeda Minhaj Mukul, Secretary of SAARC Chamber, Women Entrepreneur Council Shahruk Rahman and Loan Committee's Chairperson of WEAB Sharif Sene Shembil and Entrepreneur from other SAARC Countries were also seen in the picture.
 

18th April, 2006: Former Governor of Bangladesh Bank and Managing Director of PKSF (Palli Karma Sahayok Foundation) Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed, K. Mahmood Sattar, CEO and Managing Director of EBL and Nasreen Awal Mintoo, President of WEAB, Ali Reza Iftekhar, DMD of EBL, Kamal Talukder, Head of SME's , WEAB Vice President Naaz Farhana Ahmed and WEAB Member Nazma Islam at a Workshop of "Development of SME's and Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneur" Jointly Organized by Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) and Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) at Gulshan Club, Dhaka.

22nd March 2006: President of WEAB, Mrs. Nasreen Awal Mintoo attended a meeting of Indian business leaders in Tajmahal Hotel New Delhi, India as a female business delegate of honourable Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia to address Bangladeshi concerns in the growing trade gap between the neighboring countries.

14th March, 2006: The Gala Award Night held at Gulshan Club, Dhaka organized by Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh. The Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Barrister Moudud Ahmed as Chief Guest and Mir Shahabuddin Mohammad, Vice Chairman, EPB, Pioneer Educationist Rokeya Mannan were present as Special Guest. Among the discussants only, Nasreen Awal Mintoo, President of WEAB, Taleya Rahman, Shahruk Rahman, Naaz Farhana Ahmed and award winning women were also seen. Please Click for Award Winning Pictures
 

16th February 2006: Ali Naoaz Mahmud Khoiam, MP Rajbari- (l) inaugurating the WEAB Chapter in Rajbari. Nasreen Awal Mintoo, President of Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh and other Women Entrepreneur are also seen in the picture.

12th to 14th February 2006: Mrs. Nasreen Awal Mintoo, President of WEAB, ATM Alamgir, Chairman of Bangladesh Commerce Bank, Raja Javed Ali Bhatti, Azhar Sultan distributing relief goods among the earthquake victims in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

30th December 2005: Mr. Mizanur Rahman Minu, MP & Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation, Mrs. Nasreen Awal Mintoo, President of WEAB and Mr. Md. Luftar Rahman, President Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce & Industry inaugurating Women Handicraft Fair 2005.
 

27th November 2005: Members of WEAB and SWEC were greeting the newly elected Chairperson of 13th SAARC Summit, Begum Khaleda Zia (Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh).

10th to 15th October 2005: Alamgir Babar, High Cimmissioner of Pakistan to Bangladesh, Rubina Taufiq Shah, Commercial Secretary of Pakistan High Commission for Bangladesh, Majedur Rahman, Country Director of Bank Alfalah Limited and President of WEAB among others at the MOU Signing & Closing Ceremony of Second Asian Women Entrepreneur Eid Festival 2005 in Dhaka.

28th August 2005 : MOU Signing between Mrs. Mahvash Nikpour, Head of Business Women Council, Teheran Chamber of Commerce, Indurstries and Mines (TCCIM) and President of WEAB, Mrs. Nasreen Awal Mintoo.
 

12th February 2005 : Mrs. Shanti Chadha, President of Federation of Women Entrepreneur Association of Nepal (FWEAN) and President of WEAB at the MOU Signing for a better exchange of products within the SAARC Region
   
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