Fostering an inclusive culture, improving skills essential for the empowerment of women: Grameenphone – Tech Observer

Dhaka – Grameenphone hosted a session titled “Mentoring Future Leaders” to shed light on how proper orientation and mentoring can help young professional women improve their skills to become the leaders of tomorrow.

The webinar was held as part of the “Platform SHE”, a mentoring program for female students. Following the end of her first season, the Telecommunications Major began Season 2.0 with a 6 month mentoring program, one-on-one mentoring with 15 mentors from all divisions of Grameenphone.

According to the company, the program will match each mentee with a competent mentor to help them realize their full potential based on their strengths and prepare for future challenges through mentor-led sessions focused on goals, development. soft skills and networking.

The goal of the platform is to increase the number of successful conversions from female students to professional women, bridging the gap between academia and industry readiness. This will help make Bangladesh’s future stronger and more balanced, the company said.

Selina Lomholdt, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Learning and Development at Telenor, Mohammad Sajjad Hasib, Chief Marketing Officer at Grameenphone, Syed Tanvir Husain, Chief Human Resources Officer at Grameenphone, and Nadia Kader, Head of HR Strategy & Talent Management at Grameenphone all took part in the conversation.

“Telenor believes in a diverse and inclusive society and has been exemplary in creating an exceptional work environment for women,” said Selina Lomholdt, SVP Head of Global Learning and Development at Telenor.

“However, there is no denying that life and career guidance can help shape development better. “Especially when you’re at the start of your professional life, a platform like this is essential to equip yourself with the skills necessary to shine in your field,” she added.

“Times have changed and the job market has changed with them. Previously, women in our country were lagging behind in the corporate sector. However, they are now reviving the labor market.

“In order to grasp future critical skills and understand the changing work scenario, professional women need to be aware of market trends. “According to Mohammad Sajjad Hasib, Marketing Director at Grameenphone,” Appropriate mentoring can help women face dilemmas at work, build self-confidence, benefit from a variety of workplace knowledge and develop skills. effective professionals ”.

“We need to further foster an inclusive culture conducive to the development of female talent,” said Syed Tanvir Husain, director of human resources at Grameenphone, adding that while policies and culture will help women grow up, one of the areas of interest here is to prepare women for more difficult roles.

“For this to happen, relevant skills enhancement and empowerment must be provided in the workplace. This is driven by the fact that embracing gender diversity is not only the right thing to do, but also a requirement for companies to remain inclusive and relevant. said Husain.

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