Count Her In: Invest in Women, Accelerate Progress

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Time: 09:30 am - 01:00 pmJC 3, Level 1, Sunway UniversitySunway Business School
Count Her In: Invest in Women, Accelerate Progress


Join us for International Women's Day (IWD) 2024! 

This Women's Day, we're rallying together under the theme of "Count Her In: Invest in Her, Accelerate Progress" to champion the advancement and empowerment of women everywhere. Join us for a dynamic event that igniting momentum for positive change.

In collaboration with Women in Artificial Intelligence (WAI), Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI), Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad and Startup Malaysia.

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Opening Speech (9.30am MYT – 10.00am MYT)

Ms Ng Beng Lean, Group Registrar, Sunway Education Group
Associate Professor Dr Sharifah Sakinah Syed Ahmad , Vice President, WAI Malaysia

Keynote Address (10.00am MYT – 11.00am MYT)

Professor Dr. Saras D. Sarasvathy, Paul M. Hammaker Professor in Business Admin, Darden Business School, Virginia University, US
Professor Dr Saras Sarasvathy the originator/founder of the Theory of Effectuation will be giving her keynote address on the Theory of Effectuation which is the result of 30 years research under the supervision of Herbert Simon, a social scientist and Nobel Laureate on how expert entrepreneurs make decisions and create enduring ventures/companies. Professor Saras is a proponent of teaching entrepreneurship to everyone as we teach science and mathematics to all. Not a big believer in Unicorns and the funding mindset, Dr Saras’ method teaches ordinary people how to start ventures with their means and affordable loss.

Panel Discussion and Networking (11.30am MYT – 12.30pm MYT)

Engaging conversations on how effectuation entrepreneurship can drive progress and equity for women in Malaysia's tech sector
Panel Discussion: Jun Faredda Jabar (Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad), Dr Kenny Teoh (Senior Teaching Fellow, Sunway University), Dash Dakshinamoorthy (Startup Ecosystem Veteran,Entrepreneurship Coach/Mentor), Dr Geetha Nadarajan (Lecturer, Sunway University/Vice President, WAI Malaysia)
Moderator: Danial Rahman (CEO, ASLI)

Closing Ceremony (1.00pm MYT)

Assoc Prof Dr Izian Idris, Head of Department, Department of Marketing Strategy and Innovation, Sunway Business School, Sunway University

About the Organizers

Women in Artificial Intelligence
Women in Artificial Intelligence or WAI is a nonprofit do-tank working towards gender-inclusive AI that benefits global society. Our mission is to increase female representation and participation in AI. We are a community-driven initiative bringing empowerment, knowledge, and active collaboration via education, research, events, and blogging. We believe in the power of community based on mutual support, caring, and sharing to bring awareness, inspire and educate the next generations.

What to Expect

  • Keynote Address: Gain insights from influential women leaders
  • Panel Discussions: Engage in thought-provoking conversations on how we can collectively invest in women's economic empowerment and leadership development to accelerate progress globally.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with inspiring individuals who are passionate about driving change and creating a more inclusive world.

Let's come together to celebrate and amplify women equity and contribution to nation building. Join us for an inspiring and delightful time! Together, let's count her in and invest in a future where everyone has equal opportunity to thrive! 

*Light foods and drinks will be provided during the event
*Strictly NO SHOWS to prevent food wastage. However, tickets are transferrable.
*Donations will be used to fund more onsite events in the future and to support the cause of Women in AI.

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