The US-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (USBCCI) hosted a spectacular Women’s Entrepreneur Summit and Women’s Entrepreneur Awards 2023 at the New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott on Sunday, November 19, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM. The event, aimed at recognizing and honoring outstanding women entrepreneurs, witnessed the presence of esteemed guests, including Ms. Jenifer Rajkumar, Assembly Member, New York State, SM Nazmul Hasan, Deputy Consul General, The Consulate General of Bangladesh in New York
The event was inaugurated with a warm welcome speech by Mr. Md. Liton Ahmed, the Founder President & CEO of USBCCI. The keynote speech was delivered by Lisa Sorin, President of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce. The occasion also featured insightful speeches by notable personalities, including Ms. Shahera Choudhury (COO & Founder of SJ Innovation, Chairperson, and Founder of the Center for NRB), Mr. M S Shekil Chowdhury.
The highlight of the evening was the Women Entrepreneurs Award 2023, which was presented to a remarkable group of women who have made significant contributions to the business landscape. The awardees included:

  1. Evana Akter (Owner of Beauty By Evana)
  2. Roza Ahmed (Owner of Roja’s Bridal Makeover)
  3. Dr. Fatema Rahman (Chairman of Banga Fashion Limited)
  4. Tasnima Mannan-Sunya (Director of Sunman Global Express Corp)
  5. Nazmun Nur Esha (CEO, Jat United Corp)
  6. Trinia Hasan (Individual Music Artist)
  7. Shamima Huq (CEO, Fayrooz Cafe and Lounge)
  8. Tasmiah A. Chowdhury (Licensed Real Estate Agent, Mega Homes Realty Inc)
  9. Sanjana Ahmad (President, BUFFALO TEA CHAT INC.)
  10. Sayera Haque, MD (Internist, Haque Medical Office, PC)
  11. Junnatul Ruma, Esq (Juris Doctor and Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Ruma Junnatul PLLC)
  12. Sadia Afrin (President & CEO, ERA CONSULTING SERVICES USA LLC)
  13. Sultana Rahman (NYS Licensed Realtor, Exit Realty Prime)

The USBCCI Women’s Entrepreneur Summit and Awards 2023 had a clear mission – to inspire women entrepreneurs to transcend boundaries and excel in their endeavors. The program aimed to provide leadership and strengthen ties between Bangladesh and American businesses by implementing advocacy, business development, cultural awareness, networking events, and direct services to members, stimulating economic growth and enhancing the quality of life in the USA.

The event successfully showcased the diverse talents and remarkable achievements of women entrepreneurs, fostering a spirit of empowerment and collaboration. USBCCI remains committed to supporting and promoting women in business, contributing to the growth and development of both nations.


Access the session’s resources below, encompassing the Event Video, Highlights, and Gallery.

USBCCI Women’s Entrepreneur Summit and Women’s Entrepreneur Awards 2023 – YouTube

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