WOMEN’S DESK TEAM

Rahat Sohail Ananna, Advisor- Women’s Desk

Ms. Rahat Sohail Ananna joined us as Advisor- Women’s Desk, an initiative of Talent Forum.

With more than 18 years of experience, she is a seasoned marketing professional with USPs in brand building, strategic marketing planning, and communication. She has crafted a variety of award-winning campaigns for many brands in various industries. 

As Director of MBA, a SBU of Asiatic3Sixty and a part of the global media investment organization GroupM; she has been leading the company’s P&L since 2017. She has notable success working with top-tier companies in the FMCG, telecommunications, FI, construction, and agricultural industries. 

In her role as Women’s Desk Advisor, she will oversee a group of professional women who will provide more than just advisory services to facilitate corporate women surmounting obstacles related to equal employment opportunity (EEO), workplace culture, diversity and inclusion, and career advancement. This is an external role that falls under the purview of the Women’s Desk policy.

This initiative carries a social contribution perspective rather than a commercial one. This initiative is opposed to thinking that in high-stakes scenarios, we at Talent Forum are the only ones responsible for it. 

She is passionate about programs that promote women’s empowerment and development in the corporate & social sectors. And wants to create an impact in the knowledge-based economy by encouraging ground-breaking research and initiative  that promotes women’s talent across industry, generation, and region. 

And she embraces a high level of values and ethics in her profession.

Kaniz Sultana, Program Advisor- Women’s Desk

Ms. Kaniz Sultana joined us as Program Advisor- Women’s Desk, an initiative of Talent Forum.

She holds a project controller position at an INGO. Her previous role at Unilever Bangladesh was Finance Business Partner, CD/Sales. She achieved notable feats at Unilever Bangladesh that contributed to the growth and topline of the company. She was a finance controller – NRS in Bata, Bangladesh, before that. She worked as the finance lead for ACI Limited and KPMG. She collaborates with academic institutions to train accounting experts.

She upholds high achievement in business finance and passionately delivers results through experience, competencies, and intellect. She trusts in perpetual innovation in business finance partnering and its restructuring.

In her role as Program Advisor, she will oversee a group of professional women who will provide more than just advisory services to facilitate corporate women to surmount obstacles related to equal employment opportunity (EEO), workplace culture, diversity and inclusion, and career advancement. This is an external role that falls under the purview of the Women’s Desk policy.

She is passionate about programs that promote women’s empowerment and development in the corporate and social sectors. And wants to create an impact in the knowledge-based economy by encouraging ground-breaking research and initiative  that promotes women’s talent across industry, generation, and region. 

She is a qualified chartered accountant and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. And she embraces a high level of values and ethics in her profession.

Dr. Nasir Uddin Ahmed, Mental Health Advisor- Women’s Desk

Mr. Dr. Nasir Uddin Ahmed joined us as Mental Health Advisor- Women’s Desk, an initiative of Talent Forum.

He completed his Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Psychiatry from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and his MBBS from Dhaka Medical College (DMC).

He works as a mental health consultant in the private sector, focusing on corporates.

He is a member of the Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists (BAP), the BCS Doctor’s Forum, the Bangladesh Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (BACAMH), the Association of Therapeutic Counselors of Bangladesh (ATCB), and the Bangladesh Medical Association.

He routinely contributes articles on various mental health-related themes to health journals. He is passionate about programs that promote mental health development for individuals in the corporate and social sectors. 

He embraces a high level of values and ethics in his profession.

Nafisa Sharmin, Women Engagement & Outreach Manager– Women’s Desk

Ms. Nafisa Sharmin joined us as Women Engagement & Outreach Manager- Women’s Desk, an initiative of Talent Forum.

She brought experiences from the apex media companies in Bangladesh, i.e., Prothom Alo & bdnews24.com.

She manages the communication, engagement, and outreach functions of the Women’s Desk.

She is passionate about programs that promote women’s empowerment and development in the corporate & social sectors. And wants to create an impact in the knowledge-based economy by encouraging ground-breaking research and initiative  that promotes women’s talent across industry, generation, and region. 

She is a certified new business creator and the winner of a German entrepreneurial project competition. Her academic training from the University of Dhaka, BUET, and HMKW enables her to see business solutions in a range of applications.

She is a specialist in neuromarketing. She went through her master’s degree in international marketing and media management at the HMKW – University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication, and Management in Frankfurt, Germany.

She manages her work globally from Frankfurt, Germany, in Europe.

Fairoze Samiha, Program Analyst– Women’s Desk

Ms. Fairoze Samiha joined us as Program Analyst- Women’s Desk, an initiative of Talent Forum.

She was a Young Professional (YP) in the Bangladeshi government’s Aspire to Innovate (a2i) program. Here, she managed the national mass community’s digital involvement program. She is one of the primary marketers of the largest e-commerce initiative of the Bangladeshi government, called “ekshop.”

Fairoze is highly engaged in groundbreaking global surveys and research, and she cultivates a professional talent sourcing network around the belief that full utilization of the critical talent pool is at the heart of business success.

Fairoze has successfully completed a number of global surveys, research projects, and talent sourcing projects for MNCs.

Following her BRAC University BBA program and University of Dhaka MBA program, she received good talent sourcing exposure from a HR consulting organization and continued to serve in talent sourcing capacities at one of the well-known companies based in Germany.

She is passionate about programs that promote women’s empowerment and development in the corporate & social sectors. And wants to create an impact in the knowledge-based economy by encouraging ground-breaking research and initiative  that promotes women’s talent across industry, generation, and region. 

She manages her work globally from Berlin, Germany, in Europe.

Maliha Kabir, Policy Advocacy AnalystWomen’s Desk

Ms. Maliha Kabir joined us as Policy Advocacy Analyst- Women’s Desk, an initiative of Talent Forum.

She worked as an entry-level researcher, marketer, and HR analyst in the US market, with USPs of innovation and potentiality.

Maliha is highly engaged in groundbreaking global surveys and research, and she cultivates a professional talent sourcing network around the belief that full utilization of the critical talent pool is at the heart of business success.

Maliha has successfully completed a number of global surveys, research projects, and talent sourcing projects for MNCs.

Following her North South University, Dhaka BBA program, she holds her master’s in human resources from the University of South Florida, United States, with distinction.  

She did a certification course on HR Recruiting Communication Strategies to Attract and Retain Top Talent and Human Resources: Understanding HR Systems Features and Benefits.

She is passionate about programs that promote women’s empowerment and development in the corporate and social sectors. And wants to create an impact in the knowledge-based economy by encouraging ground-breaking research and initiative  that promotes women’s talent across industry, generation, and region. 

She manages her work globally, from Florida, United States, North America.

Sumaia Binta A, Creative Solution AnalystWomen’s Desk

Ms. Sumaia Binta A. joined us as Creative Solution Analyst- Women’s Desk, an initiative of Talent Forum.

Sumaia is highly engaged  in groundbreaking local and global surveys & research, and she cultivates a professional talent sourcing network around the belief that full utilization of the critical talent pool is at the heart of business success.

Sumaia has successfully completed a number of  local and global surveys, research projects, and talent sourcing projects for MNCs  and large local companies.

Following her East West University, Dhaka MBA program in HRM, she started her career with Talent Forum as a management trainee.

She is passionate about programs that promote women’s empowerment and development in the corporate and social sectors. And wants to create an impact in the knowledge-based economy by encouraging ground-breaking research and initiative  that promotes women’s talent across industry, generation, and region.