Women entrepreneurs set to be celebrated

PETALING JAYA: To promote and enhance women leadership in business, the Malaysia Chinese Women Entrepreneurs Association (MCWEA) is organising the Asian Women Entrepreneurs Forum next month.

Slated to be held on Nov 12 and 13 at the Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa in Kuala Lumpur, the forum will also hold the Asian Women Entrepreneur Leadership Awards ceremony on the first day of the event to recognise successful women entrepreneurs.

MCWEA said under the guidance of its president Datin Seri Jessie Wong, they seek to encourage, enhance and empower businesswomen in contributing towards the development of community, industries and the building of national economy.

“The forum is to promote and enhance women leadership in business regionally by working together collectively with the international women associations in the Asian region to unite and to celebrate the legendary achievements of women.

“The key objective of the awards ceremony is to recognise and accolade businesswomen as role models for their excellent achievements and contributions towards the industry and nation-building, ” it said a statement.

There are 10 categories of the awards, apart from the overall Asian Leadership Awards. The categories are for lifetime achievement, businesswomen of the year, small and medium enterprises, finance/ financial technology as well as science and technology.

Awards will also be given to outstanding entrepreneurs in information technology, international/regional awards, trade association leadership, social entrepreneurship, media/communications will also be given.

The submission deadline for the awards is before 3pm on Oct 21.

For inquiries, contact the secretariat at 011-3350 5038, email mcweaassociation@gmail.com, or visit MCWEA website at http://mcwea.org.my/