Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, the first female Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh, gave her much-awaited TEDx Talk at TEDxGulsion 2023.
Drawing from her extensive experience as a woman in the public sector, Dr Chaudhary shared her insights on the challenges faced by many women, especially after marriage when family responsibilities outweigh career, a press release said. Can become a hindrance in development.
In her TEDx talk, she spoke about the important role of family support in her journey, particularly her father-in-law’s pride in her pursuing her PhD, a feat that none of his sons had achieved.
Despite facing many challenges, which included long hours in chambers and court, returning home late at night and returning home alone to see his family and children sleeping, Dr. Choudhary remained determined to pursue his legal profession. Remained firm.
He also shared his remarkable journey from becoming a junior lawyer to becoming a Member of Parliament at the age of 40. Subsequently, she took on the role of Minister of State for Women and Children’s Affairs, allowing her to work at the grassroots level in Bangladesh and implement important policies such as the National Women Development Policy.