TIAW Announces SELIMA AHMAD as the 2014-2015 World of Difference Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) is delighted to announce Selima Ahmad as the 2014-2015 TIAW World of Difference Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. This prestigious honor is bestowed each year upon a woman of great achievement, whose actions have truly made a difference globally in the economic empowerment of women. Ms. Ahmad's contributions are greatly admired and recognized internationally: as a role model for women in business through her work at the Nitol-Niloy Group, as a member of the board of directors of the Sonali Bank Limited and as a tireless champion of women entrepreneurs through her work as the founder of the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She has enabled women to aspire to a brighter future, to engage as entrepreneurs and to also move beyond micro businesses into more ambitious ventures, all within a society that faces significant hurdles for women in the norms of tradition and culture. Indeed, when we look at the TIAW motto "Connecting to Make All the Difference in the World" Ms. Ahmad completely embodies that notion through all the work she's done and the impact it's had internationally. Ms. Ahmad is truly an inspiration! Recognizing our TIAW World of Difference Award recipients is a highlight of our year when we hold a gathering of women from around the world to participate in our Global Forum that informs and inspires a broad base of influential local and international participants. This year's Global Forum event will be held October 21 - 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. As always the highlight of this event will be the TIAW World of Difference Awards Dinner/Gala on October 22nd, 2015 when we will honor the TIAW World of Difference Lifetime Achievement Award recipient; TIAW Mandy Goetze Award winner as well as announce recipients of the TIAW World of Difference 100 Awards. Ms. Ahmad was a World of Difference 100 award recipient in 2010. TIAW includes women's networks representing thousands of women around the world who are part of our organization and our mission to promote the economic empowerment and advancement of women, so on behalf of every one of them, we congratulate Selima Ahmad for the outstanding impact she has made throughout the world! -Margaret (Peg) Weir, President, TIAW
The International Alliance for Women is organized as a 501(c)3 foundation in the USA. We are a global community of economically empowered women across 6 continents that welcome you to our members’ cities and countries, connecting you with their networks of business and community professionals.
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The International Alliance for Women connects leading women’s organizations worldwide to leverage their reach and resources, creating a global community of economically empowered women.
Through our Global Programs we seek to make a difference in the world for those women who are not empowered economically.
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