We often hear the saying that behind every successful man, there is a woman. I believe this has changed. Women now stand side-by-side with men at the forefront, together taking on the challenges of making Malaysia a better place.
In fact, women play a very important role in the well-being of family and national development. In recognising this, the Government has announced that 2018 as the Women Empowerment Year.
Among others, we have announced the requirement of at least 30% participation of women as board of directors in GLCs and GLICs as well as statutory bodies by end-2018 and the maternity leave for the private sector to be increased from 60 days to 90 days. This is not just mere tagline or gimmick, we have embedded the empowerment of women in Government’s policies.
We all have our parts to play. Let’s #PressForProgress.
Happy International Women’s Day!