In their role as mother, daughter, sister, wife or leader, there is no doubt that women play a pivotal role in shaping our society.
This is why International Women’s Day is an important event to celebrate year after year. Our country would not have achieved its glory without the likes of Professor Emerita Dato' Seri Dr Mazlan Othman, Dr Nur Amalina Che Bakri, and Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin who are among the many inspiring ladies who placed our beloved Jalur Gemilang on the global map. Not only have they impacted their communities in a positive light, they have also paved the way for every woman in Malaysia to strive for excellence.
With information and technology becoming more easily accessible, the need for us to constantly educate ourselves on existing issues of injustice and gender inequality becomes a crucial priority. This year’s International Women’s Day theme of “Choose to Challenge” calls upon women and their allies to call out discriminatory behaviours and celebrate the achievements of women all around the world.
In conjunction with this year’s International Women’s Day, we gathered several women leaders from different backgrounds to share their advice, in the hope of motivating and encouraging others to take a chance, and be the best versions of themselves.
The first to be featured is the exceptional leader making waves in our nation’s telecommunication industry, Dr Sharlene Thiagarajah. As the Chief Executive Officer of Telekom Research & Development Sdn Bhd (TM R&D), Dr Sharlene focuses her efforts on uplifting and improving the country’s innovation ecosystem. In this special feature, she is accompanied by another prominent figure, Khairulbariah Dzun Nurin, Head of Design Thinking & UX Research at TM Business Innovation.
Jiran also spoke exclusively to a number of successful professionals including singer-content creator Charis Ow, civil litigation lawyer Nur Sabihah Shukri, business analyst Farah Diya Zulkarnain, and Lizzie Zany, leader of Kekabumi, an all-women art collective.
Watch the video below to hear their stories:
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