Our Logo: The Blue Lotus of LeadWomen
It is the symbol of the victory of the spirit over the senses, of intelligence and wisdom, of knowledge. It is generally represented as a partially opened bud, whose center is unseen, the embodiment of the “perfection of wisdom”. The Blue Lotus of the Nile was the most sacred of plants, prized above all others. The plant was associated with the sun god Ra as the bringer of light.
LeadWomen Sdn Bhd was established in 2011 with a mission to increase women representation in senior leadership and on the boards of corporate Malaysia. We are aligned to the UN Sustainable goal 5.5, which is to ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.
Our work continues through advocacy, training and development, sourcing and placement of board ready women. To sustain the achievements, we realised the need to build the women leadership pipeline across organisations. This required shifting our focus to inclusion strategies in the workplace to ensure retention and progression of women talent.
The full value of diversity can only be harnessed when there is an equitable and inclusive workplace culture, which can only be inculcated when leaders lead inclusively. Today our work is centered around equalizing workplaces and boardrooms for women to be recognized, respected and thrive. We will have achieved our purpose when gender equality is no longer measured by a number!
We were appointed as the Malaysian partner for the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles Activator Programme in 2020. For our Board programmes and services we work in partnership with the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia, Deloitte Malaysia, Boardroom, Women on Boards Kenya, IOD Kenya and the 30% Club Malaysia