Empowering women may look like a female CEO breaking the glass ceiling and earning a coveted spot among the top 50 Fortune 500 CEOs. It could also mean encouraging young girls to pursue studies and careers in previously male-dominated industries such as technology and engineering. For me, on September 13, it meant taking a day off from parenting and domestic duties to attend the Women’s Empowerment Council (WEC)’s 2023 Women’s Empowerment (WE) Conference and Awards.
It was a small but bold step for me to tell myself that my interest in this issue was worth breaking our normal workday routine and asking my colleague and husband to step up for me. It goes without saying that I’m not typically empathetic, but for many of us who juggle work and family life, we often let go of something that doesn’t fall under either of those things. , claiming that it is not important enough.
But for the community of more than 300 female supporters, the goal of “leveling the playing field to achieve equality for all” was more important. So we came together for an afternoon to examine the findings of Merck Healthcare and WEC’s joint “Healthy Women, Healthy Economies” white paper. We discussed “Proven Solutions: How Employers Are Taking Action to Help Women Succeed in Work and Life!” In a panel discussion with key players from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) and United Family Healthcare (UFH). We were introduced to the growing need for FemTech – women-centric technology-driven solutions such as Flora Liao’s entrepreneurial CareAMS app. It was an afternoon of learning and sharing insights to better empower ourselves.
At the evening, the 2023 WE Awards gathered nominees in six categories: Community Women Advocate of the Year, Best Civic Organization for the Advancement of Women, Women Entrepreneur of the Year, Best SME for the Advancement of Women, Corporate Women Leader of the Year and Women Best MNC for the advancement of. While all nominees were equally honored for their contributions, perhaps the sweetest display of camaraderie was the entire table of faculty and students from the Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB), who came together to support their teacher, Dr. Sajid Khrushid. Who had taken the house. Male Associate of the Year Award.
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