(The Malay Mail)
In many parts of the world, female leaders still struggle to gain equal footing with their male counterparts despite their merits.
Realising the need for allies and support to help achieve a level playing field, the “Rise: Future Female Leaders Forum” virtual event will host informative sessions with prominent leaders and activists — both local and international — who will share personal experiences and discuss possible solutions to the issue.
According to Izzana Salleh, president and chief executive officer of Girls for Girls International that is organising the event, the forum will broach a dozen distinct topics.
“These are centred around conversations which are really important in gender equality and, of course, sexual harassment is one of them. Rise, as an entity and also the NGO behind it, we are not looking at changing policy directly; our goal is really about shifting the mindset of the people.