Check out the list of famous Bangladeshi women. Some of the notable Bangladeshi women who have made their mark are Sheikh Hasina, Khaleda Zia, Dipu Moni, Shaheen Akhtar and Taslima Nasrin.
Once the eastern wing of Pakistan, Bangladesh has come a long way, since its independence, to become a middle power and a major developing nation of the world. And just like the country, the status of women in Bangladesh has improved remarkably. Once given a minority status, Bangladeshi women and their prominence and role play in the society have increased commendably. Today, Bangladeshi women are better educated, have improved job prospects and increased rights. They have witnessed political empowerment and brought an end to the practice of gender inequality. This can be proved from the fact that as of 2013 the most coveted offices in government of Bangladesh including Prime Minister of Bangladesh, the Speaker of Parliament, the Leader of the Opposition and the Foreign minister of the country are being held by women.