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Preparing Women for Leadership and Board Positions
NEWSLETTER
 October 2018
LAST TWO PROGRAMMES FOR THE YEAR YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!
GLOBAL WOMEN ON BOARDS
29 Oct - 2nd Nov, 2018
Double Tree Hilton Hotel

The Malaysia Module of Global WOB is accepting applications from women who aspire for international boards. 


This unique programme combines experiential workshops, topical discussions and exposure to decision makers and influencers with global mentoring. View the programme details and register
HERE.
FINANCIAL REPORTING
MASTERCLASS

25 October, 2018
Connexion @Bangsar South, KL


Take the lead in financial discussions.  Know how to pose 'hard-ball' and 'pulse-point' questions to board and management for clarification.

Through the mentor's 36 years of finance experience and real case studies, this masterclass provides knowledge and tips to detect contentious financial issues and tackling reporting risks.  View the programme details and register HERE.

 

BOARD OPPORTUNITIES

We are seeking interested candidates for multiple Board of Director opportunities. If you would like to nominate yourself for the role, click the button below.  Note that priority is given to LeadWomen’s director members. 
Register Your Interest
Code No. DLMI - 0918

Company Industry: Fast Consumer Products
Industry Expertise: Manufacturing
Functional Expertise: Manufacturing, internal audit and risk assurance
Current/Last Held Position: Qualified Accountant or strong finance background as the director will also be appointed as Audit Chair
Age: 45 to 55
Board Experience:  At least 1 public-listed company directorship
Other Criteria:  N/A
International Exposure:  N/A
Closing Date:  When the right candidate is found
Code No. LCTHB - 0818

Company Industry: Chemical
Industry Expertise: Banking/FS, or Public Sector
Functional Expertise: Finance and others
Current/Last Held Position: Entrepreneur
Age: No Preference
Board Experience:  Yes
Other Criteria:  Not in competing industry
International Exposure:  Local or Global
Closing Date:  When the right candidate is found
Code No. AMB - 0818

Company Industry: Local Infrastructure and Investment Co.
Industry Expertise: Banking/FS, Technology or Public Sector
Functional Expertise: Audit, HR, Legal, Operations, Risk Mgt, Sales & Mktg,  or Strategy
Current/Last Held Position: Entrepreneur
Age: 51 to 65
Board Experience:  Yes
Other Criteria:  No in competing industry
International Exposure:  Regional
Closing Date:  When the right candidate is found
Code No. HLFG - 0618

Company Industry: Regional Bank
Industry Expertise: Banking/FS, Local public-listed/capital market
Functional Expertise: Business Strategy, IT Technology & Innovation
Current/Last Held Position: CEO/CFO
Age: Early 60s and below
Board Experience:  Yes
Other Criteria:  N/A
International Exposure:  N/A
Closing Date:  When the right candidate is found


BOARD APPOINTMENTS 2018

These are recent appointments to Board positions. Congratulations to the following women. If you are aware of recent appointments, feel free to update our team by dropping us an email.
 
Hazimah Zainuddin
 
Hazimah Zainuddin was appointed to as Chairman of the Board of PERBADANAN USAHAWAN NASIONAL BERHAD (PUNB) effective 29 September, 2018.

 
Dr Hasnita Hashim
 
Dr Hasnita Hashim was appointed as Chairman of the board of MAJLIS AMANAH RAKYAT (MARA)  effective 01 October, 2018.
Datin Joan Hoi
 
Datin Joan Hoi was appointed to the board of directors of FGV HOLDINGS BERHAD effective 06 September, 2018.  
Dato' Carol Chan Choy Lin
 
Dato' Chan was appointed to the board of directors of ANN JOO BERHAD effective 01 June, 2018, GHL SYSTEM BERHAD effective 25 June, 2018 and APM AUTOMOTIVE HOLDINGS BHD  effective 31 July, 2018.

FEATURE STORY


SPOTLIGHT ON... Sophia Ch'ng


Sophia has the distinction of being in charge of the risk management portfolio for the 16th Commonwealth Games which was held in Malaysia in 1998. She was also the first woman and first Malaysian to win the ASEAN Insurance Council’s Award for Young Managers in 2009. She has authored two books for the Malaysian Insurance Institute and contributed many articles to the Edge Malaysia, a leading business and financial publication.

Read More

UPCOMING NETWORKING EVENTS - MARK YOUR CALENDAR

OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
EXECUTIVE POWER LUNCH
11th October | 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Guest speaker:
Surresh Sidhu, CEO of Edotco Group
Topic:
Leadership & Talent in a VUCA World
To register, click HERE
DIRECTOR POWER LUNCH
19th November | 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Guest speaker & Topic:
TBC soon
Venue
Coca Restaurant, BSC
DECEMBER
WOMEN POWER NETWORK
05 December | 05:00 - 07:30 pm
Topic
Current Board Demands for Accountants
Post-Budget Talk and Outlook for 2019

Venue: ACCA Office

For more info on the above upcoming networking events, CONTACT US.

PAST EVENTS/PROGRAMMES

POWER LUNCH
13th September, 2018 | O'Galito, Kuala Lumpur

Our members were honored to have guest speaker, Dato' Azmi Mohd Ali, join them for lunch. 

Through casual conversation, Dato' Azmi shared pointers on the roles and responsibilities of a Board Director, importance of board composition and crisis management in the boardroom.


The next Director Power Lunch is scheduled for 19th November, 2018. 
ICAEW WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP
Final Review/Graduation

06 Sept | Connection@Bangsar South

A group photo of WIL delegates with their mentors, facilitators and coaches after the graduation.  Feedback on the overall programme has been positive.

We hope this cohort will continue their leadership journey to become great leaders.

Heartiest congratulations  to all and all the best for the future.


Applications for April 2019 intake is now open for enrolment.  Contact Programme Director for details.
COACHING SERVICES
LEADERSHIP COACHING often used as a tool to support the development of individuals. 

A coaching arrangement addresses a specific area of focus identified by the individual and or organization.  The coach then works together with the individual to help and support the achievement of the objective.

CONTACT US  if you would like to discuss individual or group  coaching for your team, department or organization.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

ARTICLE | LEADERSHIP INSIGHTS

Are you an unconscious or conscious leader? - by CL Connection, USA

How do you know whether you are a conscious leader or not?  This 1-pager sheds some light on the difference between these two leadership styles.  Download Article.

 

MEMBER RESOURCES

Unleash Hidden Potential:
Build Your Competitive Edge Through Diversity
and Inclusion
 
Research, tools and practical advice to implement a new approach to leveraging the hidden potential in your organization for higher profitability.
 
Source: DDI
 
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