Samia has over ten years of experience in the corporate and non-profit sector in Bangladesh. Currently she is working as Manager – Knowledge Management, Innovations and Communications under the Urban Development Programme. Samia also has previous experience working with BRAC as Communications lead under the Ultra Poor Graduation Programme. On the education front, she has studied in Mozambique and Bangladesh and carries a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a Masters in Development Studies.
Shayera Begum defied all odds to become a leader in the male-dominated field of construction in her community. It was a fifteen-year long, treacherours and, oftentimes, lonely journey to the destination. Read more to learn how Shayera banked on her resolve to overcome her circumstances.