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Farzana Chowdhury receives award for contributions towards achieving SDG 5

Posted: 15 March 2019

Bangladesh, Impact,

Australia Awards alumna Farzana Chowdhury received an award at the ‘She Rockers MyEO Women Summit and SDG Awards 2019‘, for contributions towards the achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, which relates to gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Farzana Chowdhury, CEO of Green Delta Insurance, received the third prize at the Summit, presented by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Network – Bangladesh Chapter. EO is the only global network exclusively for entrepreneurs.

Other award winners were Monique Maissan (Shanghai; first prize) and Neha Tulsian (Gurgaon, India; second prize), while 19 women entrepreneurs were nominated for awards in recognition of their work on gender equality and women’s empowerment (SDG Number 5).

Farzana completed a Masters in Business Administration at Monash University in 2002 through an Australia Awards Scholarship. She was the first and youngest woman to ever become a Managing Director and CEO in Bangladesh’s financial sector.

Full details about the Summit’s awards are available here.