Grameenphone has organized a session titled ‘Mentoring Future Leaders’ on July 08, 2021, to shed light on how proper guidance and mentorship can help young female professionals improve their skills to become tomorrow’s leaders.
This webinar was a part of Grameenphone’s initiative ‘Platform SHE’ and held virtually. Platform SHE is a mentorship program by Grameenphone for female students. After completing its first season, Grameenphone has kicked off Season 2.0 with a 6-month mentorship program, 1-to-1 mentorship with 15 mentors, across various fields of study from all divisions of Grameenphone. The program will tag every mentee with a competent female mentor to empower her, unleash her full potential based on her strengths, and prepare for future challenges through goal driven mentor-led sessions, soft skills development and networking. The platform aims to grow successful conversion from female students to female professionals, bridging the gap between academia and industry readiness. It will help to build a stronger and balanced tomorrow for Bangladesh.
Selina Lomholdt, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Learning and Development, Telenor; Mohammad Sajjad Hasib, Chief Marketing Officer, Grameenphone; and Syed Tanvir Husain, Chief Human Resources Officer, Grameenphone and Nadia Kader, Head of HR Strategy & Talent Management, Grameenphone took part in the discussion.
Selina Lomholdt, SVP Head of Global Learning and Development, Telenor, said at the webinar, “Telenor believes in gender diverse and inclusive society and has been exemplary in creating a stellar working environment for women.”
“However, there is no denying that guidance in life and career can help shape the development better. Especially when you are at the early stage of your professional life, a platform like this is critical to equip with skills that are a prerequisite to shine in your field, “she added.
“Times have changed, and so has the job market. Earlier, women in our country were lagging behind in the corporate sector. But now they are revitalizing the job market. To understand the changing job scenario and grasp future critical competencies, female professionals need to be aware of market trends. Proper mentoring may help women to deal with dilemma at work, building confidence, benefit from diverse workplace knowledge, and develop effective professional skills” said Mohammad Sajjad Hasib, Chief Marketing Officer, Grameenphone.
Syed Tanvir Husain, Chief Human Resources Officer, Grameenphone, opined, “We need to further foster an inclusive culture that is conducive to the development of female talent. While policies and culture will enable women to grow, a focus area here is to equip females to take on more challenging roles. To do that, relevant upskilling and empowerment need to be ensured in the workplace. This is inspired by the fact that embracing Gender Diversity is not only the right thing to do but also a need for business in staying inclusive and relevant”