Women take the limelight

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BY NAZIFA TABASSUM

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, five high profile women share their success.

KUALA LUMPUR: THE US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur in collaboration with the University
of Malaya, held an International Women’s Day Forum – dedicated solely to women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics).

Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir, the US Ambassador to Malaysia, in her opening speech highlighted
the importance of the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day: “To fight for progress regardless of gender, as success is for everyone”.

The panelists kicked off the forum by sharing their aspirations and what drove them
towards their respective careers, and the challenges they faced along the way.

Strategy management consultant and scientist, Sangeeta Matu was the moderator.