Through midas mrs rahman has initiated several innovative programs for the growth of entrepreneurship development in bangladesh in 1994 the first women entrepreneurs association in bangladesh was formed with 150 members and rokia afzal rahman as founder president wea in 1996 mrs rahman formed women in small enterprises to further. Women entrepreneurship in the rural industries is a new arena for investigation in the socio-economic environment of bangladesh as the products manufactured were marketed by the males and the women did not have to tread outside the homestead women's participation in gainful labour is expected to reduce fertility. In the northeastern bangladesh city of sylhet, a group of women entrepreneurs have joined together to advocate for better access to loans for women through their efforts, more women are now finding the means to grow their own business and boost employment in their region.
The findings shows that women’s entrepreneurship of bangladesh is growing at accelerate rate and their contribution to socio- economic development is significant it is observed that 625% of the respondents took the sme loan to establish and run their business smoothly this study found some problems facing by women’s entrepreneur of bangladesh. That women entrepreneurship is not an easy task in bangladesh becoming an entrepreneur is an evolution of encountering, assessing, and reacting to a series of experiences, situations, and events.
Bibi russell is the founder of ‘bibi productions’-a world renowned fashion house working with crafts people in bangladesh bibi was born in chittagong, bangladesh she grew up in dhaka studying in kamrunnessa govt girls’ high school and home economics collage. A strong advocate of women’s economic empowerment, she dedicated herself in the development of women entrepreneurs and the overall conditions of women in bangladesh she established chittagong women entrepreneurs association in 1999, chittagong women chamber of commerce & industry in 2003 and women cooperative bank limited to provide necessary resources of women entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship development in bangladesh and finally, provides some strategy recommendations keywords: women entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurship, women empowerment sme entrepreneurs 1. In 1996 mrs rahman formed women in small enterprises to further upgrade and promote women into small enterprises and industries wise: wea and wise worked in all areas of bangladesh to bring about a change in the lives of women and bring empowerment through entrepreneurship development.
Women entrepreneurship in bangladesh introduction: contribution of women in the economy is very important for the growth of socio-economic environment of bangladesh without a meaningful and active participation of women , half of the total population, in regular economic activities, a dynamic and sustainable economy is impossible. Contribution of women in the economy is very important for the growth of socio-economic environment of bangladesh without a meaningful and active participation of women, half of the total population, in regular economic activities, a dynamic and sustainable economy is impossible.
Key words: women entrepreneurs , entrepreneurship , challenges , prospects , government policy support , financial intermediaries 12 introduction women entrepreneurs constitute less than 10% of the total business entrepreneurs in bangladesh whereas women in advanced market economies own more than 25% of all businesses. Women can play imperative role to economies of a country from any derivation of glassy bangladesh is a developing country, the women of bangladesh is deprived and discriminated for many reasons but it is an optimistic achievement is that they are now levitation their action to empower themselves by this study it is shown that general status of women entrepreneurship of bangladesh special. Government of the people’s republic of bangladesh, dhaka 1999 (page 144) women in bangladesh are employed in low category of jobs most of them are employed in agriculture, forestry and fishery sector, where the share of the women employees is 788% (table – 5) even in clerical job women are poorly represented. Women entrepreneurs of bangladesh since entrepreneurship is a critical driver of innovation and economic growth, fostering entrepreneurship is an important part of economic growth strategies.