Guest blogger Naila Chowdhury has worked on women's empowerment and gender equality for over 20 years and explains her current work in support of sustainable livelihoods.
Chair & Founder, Women4Empowerment
Naila Chowdhury is a leading management professional, motivational speaker and philanthropist, peacebuilder from Bangladesh. Her core focus is creating self-sustaining programs that economically empower girls, youth and women through Social Credit to underprivileged women in groups and individuals. Chowdhury is a technology advisor via the Technology Partner Network to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She is also founding member of Fashion4Development, New York, as well as board director to Athgo International, Better World Wireless and Advanced Development for Africa. She is founder and chair, TeleConsult Group, Women4Empowerment & Alliance4Empowerment.