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Submission no: 03
Topic: WOMEN ARE THE ONE WHEEL OF THE CYCLE OF ECONOMY
Name: Sumaiya Sultana
Institution: Jahangirnagar University
The veritable outcome made by women on the economy is key to developing Bangladesh. Our honorable minister Sheikh Hasina is the extraordinary woman who leads our country successfully. Then why not women can take a leading position in the economy! Assuredly, our prime minister is a role model, inspiration for all of the women.
Women have the power to handle different situations, different types of work if they are determined. They have already proved that they are more attentive and conscientious. Many women have already become successful entrepreneurs in the world through their foresight and deftness. Bangladeshi women are not out of it. Today, more Bangladeshi women are proving skills than in the past, supporting their families and their country’s economy. Women entrepreneurship launched to increment from 1996 and was highest between 2000 to 2005. Many women entrepreneurs who have proven that women can be successful by overcoming hundreds of obstacles like Bibi Russell, Ivy Haq Russell, Taslima Miji, Sabila Enun, Selima Ahmed, Sabrina Islam, and so on. At present, there are 84,629,301 women out of a total population of 171,327,788 in Bangladesh, which is 49.4% of the total population. So, Women’s participation plays a significant role in advancing economic prosperity. A survey driven on 50 women entrepreneurs evolves that they are engaged in 72% handcraft,9% on the garment,8% on the parlor,3% on food,3% on agro-based,1% on printing,2%on ICT,2% on other sectors. Women entrepreneurship augmentation is a challenging phenomenon as women are lagged socially and economically compared to the man.
➢ I have some new business ideas with which women can be role models in the progress of the country. In 2019, I went to my village and noticed that my aunt was meeting the needs of the family by producing vegetables and fruits in front of the house. Maximum rural women spend most of their time at home. I observed that despite having space in nearby houses, many people do not use it. I asked my aunt why she was not using the remaining space to sell the extra vegetables and fruits. I got the answer that many of them have no idea about selling in the market. It seemed to me that if they could be motivated, an entrepreneur woman can achieve goals as well as contribute to economic development. In this case, appropriate advice, counseling should be given to persuade rural women. In the Bangladeshi context, it is easy for a woman entrepreneur to communicate directly with rural women. Appropriate business can be built by making them aware and working on getting them a fair market value. It is only possible to get the right price by taking the vegetables from them and delivering them directly to the consumer. This business can elaborate in online. we have to make conscious rural women if they are not interested in operating this, then the entrepreneur can manage people for work on the empty land and the owner of the place has to show a profit. The more easily It is shown, the more they will be excited. Bangladesh imports 1.589 million kilograms of fruits every day, and fruits are imported from 46 countries (Statistics of Bangladesh Bank). So, through this initiative, the land and space left behind in the country will be put good use and the nutritional needs of every family will also be met. Rural people will get economic prosperity and the consumers will also get vegetables and fruits at the right price. We can also use this idea in roof farming. the number of multi-story buildings in urban and rural areas is increasing day by day. Around 44670km roof area exists in Bangladesh which is 3.2%of the total land area of Bangladesh. We can use it to develop the environment and the economy. Women entrepreneurs can take such initiatives to build businesses based on contracts on the roofs of the houses.
➢ I have another business idea that is very much needed now that women entrepreneurs can work on. At present, there is a great improvement in the professional field of women. Domestic workers are needed to take care of children during office hours and to manage household chores. Lack of credibility often makes it difficult to find suitable domestic workers. So, a business organization can be built that will guarantee a reliable domestic worker. In this case, the job of the organization will be to find the domestic workers, collect and verify their family details. Domestic workers need to be paid fairly and on the other hand. reliable, skilled domestic workers must be ensured.
➢ Women can also work in many sectors such as safe transportation services for women, creating low-profit businesses to provide modern services to highly rural areas where electricity or internet services have not yet reached.
➢ Delivering health care items to women and children in rural areas.
➢ Women can play a positive role in the business world by work with tribes. Low-profit business organizations can be set up to improve the living standards of the tribes by providing them easy access to necessities where advanced services, materials can be provided in exchange for work. Through such social development business initiatives, women will be able to occupy a more dignified position in society.
Creatively, women always show patience. Their work ethic, concentration, consistency, creativity , imitation, alteration is important for business growth. The husband has divorced by neglecting the women, the women who are not yet 25 years old has become a widow, the women survived the torture at her husband’s house, abandoned to the family; I have seen them turn the wheel of their destiny by becoming successful entrepreneurs with strong will and courage. Leaving behind all the narrowness of society, she has shown her generosity. Thousands of the hardships, sadness left behind, I have seen that woman living with a smile as the single parenting of the child. From small grocery stores to big business women entrepreneurs, there are thousands of stories of struggle which faded into their bright smiles. Negligence arises from dependence. It is difficult to tie a woman who is not completely dependent on anyone to a chain of humiliation. They have made themselves the wealth of the society instead of the curse of society. It is necessary to provide an easy receipt of funds, sufficient information, and knowledge from the government and private sectors. The woman who is inspiring the child to become an entrepreneur is no less a woman as an entrepreneur. I have also seen women who try to make their identity by overcoming numerous family barriers, trying to help her father or husband, and improve her business by embracing her child. Even when cooking in the oven, the woman thinking of ensuring the interests of the consumer. Because of them, the country is uplifting today.
After failing a hundred times, who is dreaming of starting a new business, she is also a successful entrepreneur. Their efforts are taking the country forward in one way or another. Only when all the people of the country are aware of the subjugation of women then the women of this huge population be able to boost the economy’s wheel.