City Bank recently hosted a Grand Certification Distribution Ceremony for the first batch of its women-exclusive City Alo Certification Programme. A total of 28 women entrepreneurs from different walks of life have participated in the programme which has been developed in collaboration with North South University and the International Financial Corporation’s advisory services. Professor Atique Islam, vice chancellor and professor Gias U Ahsan, pro vice chancellor of North South University, Mashrur Arefin, managing director and CEO of City Bank, Mariam Javed Juhi, head of City Alo Women Banking, were present at the ceremony held at City Alo Flagship Branch in Gulshan.
The 10-week certification programme, first of its kind in the industry, has been designed to enhance the financial literacy of women in Bangladesh and will be conducted quarterly at North South University. The programme is open to women of all occupations including entrepreneurs, businesswomen, professionals, salaried employees and housewives.