Standard Chartered Bangladesh has recently launched Online Learning Platform for Entrepreneurs to support aspiring women entrepreneurs in developing the skillset and business acumen required to succeed. The portal seamlessly connects those looking to learn and grow with the nation’s eminent scholars and corporate personalities. Via the learning platform, Standard Chartered is establishing essential networking opportunities, a comprehensive curriculum, and growth pathways for Bangladesh’s women entrepreneurs.
By empowering women with the education and skills needed to revolutionise the entrepreneurial and corporate space, Standard Chartered is helping women to unlock their full potential. Standard Chartered’s online learning platform for Entrepreneurs currently features several modules – including content on business law, fundraising, branding, and digital marketing. The platform will have more courses to offer going forward.
Standard Chartered’s online learning platform for entrepreneurs can be accessed at: http://stanchartentrepreneurship.com
Dr. Dipu Moni, MP and Minister of Education of Bangladesh, virtually launched the platform as the chief guest. Naser Ezaz Bijoy, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bangladesh; Sabbir Ahmed, Managing Director and Head of Consumer, Private and Business Banking, Standard Chartered Bangladesh; and Bitopi Das Chowdhury, Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, Standard Chartered Bangladesh; were present to inaugurate the platform. Dr. Md Abdul Karim, Executive Director, UCEP Bangladesh, and Zahida Ispahani, Chairman, Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS), also attended the event. At present, the platform features content from the following business leaders: Rupali Chowdhury, Managing Director, Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited; Geeteara Safiya Choudhury, Chairperson, ADCOMM Limited; Anita Ghazi Rahman, Founder and Managing Partner, The Legal Circle; Yasir Azman, Chief Executive Officer, Grameenphone Limited; and Zaved Akhtar, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Unilever Bangladesh.
Naser Ezaz Bijoy, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bangladesh, said, “Standard Chartered’s Online Learning Platform for Entrepreneurs will champion the use of technology and digital education – empowering women nationwide to rise above and fuel their dreams. The best thing about our learning platform, is that our learners can learn at their own pace from the comfort of their homes, whenever they want. Making it possible for them to build their business, life, and future with more freedom. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all the corporate leaders and academicians featured on our platform for sharing their knowledge and supporting this initiative.”
Bitopi Das Chowdhury, Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, Standard Chartered Bangladesh, said, “This platform will lift participation across communities – and will enable our entrepreneurs of tomorrow to become more agile, flexible, and confident. Standard Chartered’s Online Learning Platform for Entrepreneurs is linked to the Bank’s Futuremakers programme and to our long-standing commitment to bridging the digital divide and providing opportunities to marginalised communities to prosper.
Dr. Dipu Moni, MP and Minister of Education of Bangladesh, said, “In the coming years, Bangladesh will have to cope with rapid transformational shifts in education, communication, and in the way we work. With resources like Standard Chartered’s Online Learning Platform for Entrepreneurs, we can set standards for virtual education, promote innovation, and prepare women across Bangladesh to make the most of new opportunities.”
Standard Chartered Bangladesh is the only multinational universal bank in Bangladesh. The Bank’s commitment to promoting economic and social development in Bangladesh is centred around principles of sustainability and equity. The Bank’s flagship community engagement program, Futuremakers by Standard Chartered, is dedicated to helping the next generation earn, learn, and grow. For current and future entrepreneurs, projects under the entrepreneurship pathway provide everything from financial education to mentoring and funding, to nurture tomorrow’s business leaders.
– Press release