Women achievers from Malaysia felicitated at inaugural Women Icons Summit & Awards

KUALA LUMPUR, JANUARY 30, 2018 – Women Achievers from Malaysia representing a diverse category of professions & sectors were recognised at the inaugural Women Icons Malaysia Summit & Awards today at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel. Conceptualised & hosted by Singapore-headquartered Business Excellence & Research Group Pte Ltd (BERG), the event is part of a continuing initiative following the success of the Asian Women Icons Summit & Awards in Singapore in 2017.

Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir was the Guest of Honour & Keynote Speaker on the occasion. She called upon women achievers to step and become role models for the younger generation. The speakers at the panel discussion on the topic, “Building a Gender Sensitive Environment to Nuture Achievers” included Ami Moris, COO, Maybank Kim Eng Group; Marianne Clark-Hattingh, UNICEF representative to Malaysia; Shanthi Thiruchelvam, Executive Director & Principal Consultant, Perception Management Sdn Bhd and Mr Anwar Jumabhoy, Author, Coach & Facilitator. The session was moderated by Vishwesh Iyer, Managing Partner & Director, BERG.

Women Icons aims to celebrate and acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of women trailblazers in Malaysia who have excelled in different spheres of life- they take on multiple roles in society, boardrooms or at home that make a significant difference. Winners of the award came from a broad spectrum of areas such as Education, Banking & Finance, Healthcare & Wellness and Personal Grooming to name just a few.

The recipients this year were: Dr Agnes Heng, Director, Agnes Heng Dermatology; Dr Alice Prethima Michael, Managing Medical Physician & Founder, Dr Alice Medical Centres; Charmaine Pang, Founder, Modentis Sdn Bhd; Daphnie Wong, Principal, Achievers Brain Cognitive Development; Elmarie Potgieter, Managing Director, RITE Education Consultancy; Fathiiah Hamzah, Project Coordinator, Rumah Solehah; Datin Dr Hasnorliza Abu Hassan, Founder ADLA Group Sdn Bhd; Dr Jeyanthi Ramasamy, Independent Non-Exec Director, Rohas Tecnic Bhd; Jayne Kennedy, COO & Co-Founder, EPIC Collective; Prof Datin Sri Dato’ Dr K H Wang, Founder, Smart Reader Worldwide; Datin Kalavalli Sethu, Founder & MD, Compass Insights Sdn Bhd; Kamini Manikam, Producer-Choreographer-International Danseuse; Dato’ Nor’ashikin Binti Taib, Founder, Medimesra Care Management Sdn Bhd; Nurfarini Daing, Co-Founder & CEO, myHarapan; Datuk Ar. Tan Pei Ing, Founder, PI Architect; Raja Teh Maimunah, CEO, AmInvestment Bank Berhad & MD (Wholesale Banking), AmBank Group; Dato’Satinah Syed Saleh, MD, Alpha Alsagoff Edu Resources Sdn Bhd; Dr Shirley Tan Sie Ling, Founder & CEO, Universal Business Academy Sdn Bhd & Dr Wendy Liew, Founder & Director, The Image Creator Sdn Bhd.

The Women Icons Summit

The Women Icons Summit is a thought leadership, networking and recognition platform that celebrates and honours the accomplishments & contributions of women who have excelled in different spheres of life. It is important that success stories of Women Icons should be publicly recognized, so that such women not only become role models for future generations but also help change societal mind-sets. Aside to recognising women achievers resident in Malaysia, it aims to engage people, organizations, and governments in the celebration of women’s accomplishments. For more information, kindly visit (www.womenicons.com).