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It’s time for women to show their capability: Humaira Azam, DMD, Bank Asia

It’s time for women to show their capability: Humaira Azam, DMD, Bank Asia

Women still prefer to keep themselves in their own boundary, but now is the time for women to show their capability to compete with men, said Humaira Azam, deputy managing director of Bank Asia.

“I did not face difficulties in reaching this position as I was a hard worker,” said Humaira, suggesting women should work hard and develop their communication skills to be successful in their career.

“We should not treat ourselves as women only. We are just another player in the market. We will be judged by our capability, intelligence and responsibility,” she said. “If I can perform equally and even better than men, then I can secure a higher post.”

She said qualities such as hard work, communication skills and confidence can help women reach a top position.

“We have a lot of opportunities, but women are not preparing themselves properly to enjoy those.”

Bank Asia always promotes women employees. “We employed a significant number of female officers in corporate banking. We also encourage female employees to be in higher positions,” she said, adding that women lead the bank’s card division, trading division and many of its branches.

“We provide transport services to all female employees,” she said.

“There is no wage inequality in our organisation rather I enjoy several benefits and advantages.”

Prior to joining the bank, Humaira was managing director and chief executive officer of IPDC of Bangladesh.

She earned her master’s degree in social science and started her career as a management trainee at ANZ Grindlays Bank. She also worked for HSBC and Standard Chartered in Dhaka in different significant capacities.

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