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Kazi Nasrin Siddiqa

2023 Fellow

VV Visionaries

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Focus Areas

Gender Equality & Women's Rights
STEM & Innovation

Nasrin Siddiqa has been working for 22 years as an educationist, researcher, and development practitioner to promote gender equity and access to quality education for millions of girls in Bangladesh. Nasrin is the Founder and Executive Director of the NGO ECS – Education & Cultural Society.

Nasrin introduced the Community Service Business concept in underserved communities to support illiterate, neo-literate, jobless, and job-lost young women by providing them with skill training and encouraging them to establish their own start-ups. For her work in girls’ STEM education, Nasrin was awarded the “Award of Exceptional Leader of Excellence 2021” by the Women’s Economic Forum (WEF). Nasrin holds Master’s degrees in Japanese Studies and Botany from the University of Dhaka.

“As a visionary leader, I wish to enlighten millions of girls and encourage them to become mavericks, thus contributing towards creating an equitable and just world.”