It is essential to make easy the policies for increasing the access of technology to women entrepreneurs and bringing policy changes to make women in business even more competitive to empower them to realize their true potentials, observed speakers at a seminar.
"We hope to remove the gender gaps and propose policies for ease of doing business in our SME Development Working Committee especially by women-owned enterprises" said Asif Ibrahim, Adviser and Founder Chairman of the Business Initiative Leading Development (BUILD), at the seminar on Sunday, said a release on Monday.
BUILD organised the seminar on "Access to Technology for Women SME Entrepreneurs" at Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) auditorium in the city. Women leaders, entrepreneurs, Government Officials, ICT development professionals, researchers, policy makers and business communities attended the seminar to show the current scenario of access to technology for the women entrepreneurs and policy options to increase access to technology for women entrepreneurs. Ferdaus Ara Begum, CEO of BUILD, said despite the government's emphasis on manufactured-based industrialization and vision of engaging the private sector to create a favorable environment in the Seventh Five Year Plan (SFYP), the access to technology for women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh is not at all up to the mark and technology is an absolute need they cannot escape from.
In a bid to expanding e-commerce of women entrepreneurs, Luna Shamsuddoha, President of Bangladesh Women in Technology (BWIT), suggested for gender segregated data to know the real statistics of women's contribution.
She also put emphasis on more dedicated delivery channel for extending e-commerce and authentication security to popularize e-commerce.