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WEAB and Standard Chartered steps up to finance women entrepreneurs


WEAB and Standard Chartered steps up to finance women entrepreneurs

Standard Chartered and Women Entrepreneurs Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) has announced a partnership on Tuesday (Dec 28) to jointly facilitate access to financial services for women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Salma Masud, President, WEAB and Sabbir Ahmed, Head, Consumer, Private and Business Banking, Standard Chartered Bangladesh to mark the collaboration.

Under the partnership, WEAB and Standard Chartered will collaborate to ensure WEAB members get better access to finance. The partnership will also extend to knowledge exchange on financial services, consultation support and organizing training sessions for women entrepreneurs.

Salma Masud, President WEAB said, “WEAB has been a key contributor of women entrepreneurship development in Bangladesh for more than 20 years, and we are delighted to partner with Standard Chartered to empower our members with better access to finance.”

Sabbir Ahmed, Head, Consumer, Private and Business Banking, Standard Chartered Bangladesh said, “We are proud to partner with WEAB for improving access to finance for women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh.” He added, “WEABs experience and network with women entrepreneurs will significantly complement Standard Chartered’s global strategy for increasing participation in Women Entrepreneur financing”.

Bitopi Das Chowdhury, Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, Standard Chartered Bangladesh said, “We hope this partnership will gradually expand further, complementing our key global strategy for lifting participation in our key markets by unleashing the full potential of women entrepreneurs”.

Sabbir Ahmed, Head, Consumer, Private and Business Banking and Bitopi Das Chowdhury, Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, representing Standard Chartered Bangladesh and Ms. Salma Masud, President, WEAB, along with other high officials from both organisations were present on the occasion.

– Press release

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