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Empowering ideas for an inclusive world

3969 1388 Shaveena Anam

It has been a year since I have been working at BYLC, and it has been a remarkable experience watching and learning how leadership…

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Being a Leader

1920 1255 Zehra Nawreen Khan

This article was originally published in Star Weekend, The Daily Star. ”What makes a leader?” This question was asked the lead instructor, Khaled Saifullah,…

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Heading towards a Common Platform

1920 1255 Zannatul Ferdous Miftah

This article was originally published in Star Weekend, The Daily Star.  “What is the main purpose of your life?” was the most frequently asked…

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Readying the Future Today

1920 1255 Tasnim Jara

This article was originally published in Star Weekend, The Daily Star. Can leadership be taught in a classroom? We are confronted with this question…

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Connecting, Collaborating and Co-creating

1920 1255 Iqra L. Qamari

This article was originally published in Shout, The Daily Star.  As the countdown begun on the enormous screen, the massive crowd joined in, echoing…

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Breaking Stereotypes

2167 1417 Noshin Noorjahan

Where in Dhaka do you ever see girls from English medium schools casually socialize with boys from Madrassas as equals? I was suddenly struck…

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Speaking in public: The double edged sword

2592 1728 Rafaeal Hossain

“Words have incredible power. They can make people’s hearts soar, or they can make people’s hearts sore.”- Dr. Mardy Grothe

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Changing your story

2736 1824 Jahedul Islam

My leadership journey began when I was a first year Alim student. The Sajeda Foundation encouraged me to apply to the Building Bridges through…

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The Elevator Pitch, Part 1

2736 1824 Jo Lovatt

Everyone should have an “elevator pitch” ready to go at all times, whether it is about you or about your project. If someone says,…

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The Abiding Tyranny of the Male Leadership Model — A Manifesto

1600 1000 Barbara Kellerman

I’m sick of hearing how far we’ve come. I’m sick of hearing how much better situated we are now than before. I’m sick of…

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Take Charge of Your Life

2736 1824 Tasnim Mustaque

Life after graduation is a thought that torments every graduate. Of course, there is excitement about being unshackled from early morning classes, night-long cramming,…

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Reversing the Brain Drain

960 445 Zayan Waziha Faiyad

When was the last time you felt exasperated about the state of affairs in the country, perhaps letting out an audible expression of annoyance?…