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OUR MISSION

We are here to unite our philanthropic organizations, universities, industry and civic leaders, students, youth ambassadors, emerging leaders, future social entrepreneurs and funders with our communities.  A4E believes in the full participation of girls, women and youth through economic and social empowerment.  We believe in equal access for all. We believe that together we are stronger.  And we believe that together, we create impact.  Help us build better lives and a better tomorrow.  Join our movement.  We have ignited the flame.  Help us carry the torch, bringing light where there is darkness, hope where there is despair, and equality where there is injustice.

OUR FOUNDER

 

Chair | Co-Founder

Naila Chowdhury is a leading management professional from Bangladesh. She has served in a UN agency as well as several multinationals, locally and globally (Norway, Thailand, Ukraine, Malaysia, and Pakistan). She has worked closely with Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus for more than 15 years. Her core focus now is women’s health and economic empowerment through modern information and communications technologies. She is also an advisor for the Ashoka Support Network Members, and a technical advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She is an active mentor for Youth and Women in constructive entrepreneurship, information communication technology (ICT), global networking and the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). She is presently one of the Founding Women Members of F4D in New York, USA and Board Director of Athgo International, USA. She holds a Master Degree in Marketing from Dhaka University, and a Senior Executive Business Management Diploma from Singapore National University, as well as an Executive MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden. Presently, she is the Chair of TeleConsult Group, US and Bangladesh. TeleConsult Group where Women come first, is an organization focused to ensure, competence and skill development, job opportunity for the under-privileged populations, and domestic violence and acid survivors.