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Sarawak Energy Celebrates International Women’s Day 2019
KUCHING, 5 APRIL 2019, FRIDAY: Sarawak Energy today reaffirmed its commitment towards women empowerment at its International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019 celebration, recognising the importance of diversity and inclusion in the organisation.
Datu Sharbini Suhaili, Group Chief Executive Officer, said in his speech that as Sarawak Energy aimed to be a top quartile energy company and energy powerhouse of the ASEAN region, having a balanced workforce was imperative to achieving this vision.
“Our people underpin the delivery of this ambition and we need a balanced workforce that reflects the communities we operate in and the customers we service. This also ensures the decisions we make are well grounded and include different perspectives for greater value creation.
“Human Resource policies are helping to acquire, develop and deploy our female top talents. Our professional networking group, the Sarawak Energy Leading Women Network or SELWN complements this effort through its focus on developing and empowering these talents so they can take up leadership roles. This is in line with the nation’s aim of increasing representation of women at the board and senior management level.”
Also present were Lu Yew Hung, Sarawak Energy Group Chief Operating Officer, Aisah Eden, Executive Vice President for Corporate Services and the senior management team of Sarawak Energy.
The event featured a sape performance by Warisan Sape Telang Usan. There was also a sharing session by Dr. Wan Wardatul Amani Wan Salim, former principal investigator to NASA Small Satellite Project.
Aisah, who is also SELWN Executive Champion, said this year’s 2019 IWD celebration theme is “Innovate for Women”- Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change. She explained it focuses on innovative ways in which gender equality and empowerment of women can be advanced.
“SELWN is aligning its objectives to the National 30 per cent target of women representation in Boards and senior management team. Early this year we hosted the 30% Club Malaysia Chapter’s roundtable discussion- the first to be held in Sarawak- to engage with related groups from Sabah and Sarawak to build the strong pipeline of women for leadership positions.
“In addition, we have also rolled out our mentor-mentee programme through which our women colleagues with potential receive one-to-one coaching and mentoring from senior management. Our initiatives are also aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal No 5 on gender equality and women empowerment and we plan on doing more.”
Sarawak Energy’s talent belting out a song at the International Women’s Day celebration at Menara Sarawak Energy.
Sarawak Energy Group CEO Datu Sharbini Suhaili delivers his speech at the event.
Sarawak Energy Executive Vice President for Corporate Services and SELWN Executive Champion Aisah Eden speaking at the event.
Sarawak Energy Group CEO Datu Sharbini Suhaili and his wife Datin Norasmah Kassim along with Sarawak Energy Executive Vice President for Corporate Services and SELWN Executive Champion Aisah Eden presents Dr. Wan Wardatul Amani Wan Salim (second left) with an authentic woven bag crafted by the Penan artisans from Murum.
Dr. Wan Wardatul Amani Wan Salim, former principal investigator to NASA Small Satellite Project was the invited speaker at the event.