International Women’s Day – BWIT IT Show 2016

International Women’s Day – BWIT IT Show 2016



Bangladesh Women in Technology and Microsoft Bangladesh are celebrated International Women’s Day on Sunday 6 March 2016.   “BWIT IT Show 2016”, an event representing women led tech companies on the occasion International Women’s Day 2016. The “BWIT IT Show 2016”, was held primarily to  showcase women entrepreneurs in tech.  Our Prime Minister visualized Digital Bangladesh. It is a magnificent opportunity for us. Innovation and energy is finding expression and taking us forward.  Women are playing a significant role in bridging the digital divide.   It is an opportunity to see Bangladesh women in tech, an event representative of current technology trends.  It was an event where you could see Applications, Software, Apps, and Startups.  

The Special Guests are HE Ms. Yasoja Gunasekera, High Commissioner, High Commission of Sri Lanka, Ms. Rokia Rahman, President BFWE, Former Advisor, Caretaker Government, Former President MCCI, Ms. Christine Hunter, Country Representative UN Women. Ms. Sara L. Taylor, Deputy Country Representative, The Asia Foundation, Mr. Ahmedul Haque, President BACCO.   Luna Shamsuddoha. President BWIT spoke on behalf of the organization.   It is being presided over by Ms. Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director, Microsoft Bangladesh, Vice President, BWIT   

Ms. Christine Hunter said, the 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. The United Nations observance on 8 March will reflect on how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals. It will equally focus on new commitments under UN 

Women’s Step It Up initiative, and other existing commitments on gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s human rights. 

The Sri Lankan High Commissioner said that no country can develop without the participation for women and Sri Lanka has a reputation for being a trailblazer when it comes to women and human development.   She mentioned that said Sri Lanka had the first women elected President Sirimavo Bandaranaike in 1960.

Mrs. Rokia Rahman stressed on working together, said  that each women should strive to create at least ten women entrepreneurs.  She was particularly happy to see women in tech industry showcasing their product and services. 

Our lives are becoming increasingly connected to our devices, other people and a variety of things. Smart machines get smarter, and a new IT reality must evolve with technology architectures and platforms to support the advancement of a digitally connected world.

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