The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia is celebrating International Women’s Day this year with its ‘Wonder Women’ centre stage.
The Centre’s female employees across all departments and levels, proudly clad in pink, got together for a Zoom photo call to celebrate each other in persevering through new challenges this past year.
The Centre’s HR director, Muhammad Vickneswaran said: “On behalf of the Centre’s team, I would like to wish all women Happy International Women’s Day. We believe an inclusive and diverse workplace environment is essential to our success and this is why we have great gender balance in our organisation. Currently, 55% of the Centre’s leadership and executive positions are held by females though they only make up about 40% of our total workforce.”
“Women remain underrepresented in business leadership roles worldwide, even in female-dominant industries like events. Personally, I strive to ensure that the women in my company do not feel underrepresented during decision-making processes and that they are involved in shaping the direction of the company. They are empowered to carry out end-to-end projects and event implementation through various training, support systems, resources and guidance,” said Nur Christine Danker Abdullah, director – group business, memories.
The Centre’s director of global business development and marketing, Angeline van den Broecke added that, “It is very important for women in our industry to have visible role models that they can emulate. Actively demonstrating an increase in diversity and inclusivity in the workforce has a powerful impact on transforming organisational culture and advancing women into deserved leadership roles.”