Source: Southeast Asian Women website

The South East Asia Women initiative is calling for more women experts across the region to showcase their expertise on its platform, www.southeastasiawomen.org.

The website which was founded in 2018 aims to promote the diverse female talent in the region and at the same time, cultivate a culture of cross-border collaboration between women in Southeast Asia.

It also aspires to improve the accessibility to women leaders and experts in various fields and reducing obstacles to improve female representation as speakers, collaborators and mentors.

Women from a range of professions are featured on the platform ranging from Arts & Lifestyle, Healthcare, Children & Youth, Human Rights, Disadvantaged Communities and Agriculture and Ecosystem Builder.

Currently, 48 women are registered on the website from all 10 ASEAN countries plus Timor-Leste.

Image: Courtesy of SEA Women

According to the project’s co-lead who is also 2018 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Women Board Member and former YSEALI Brunei Country Lead and YSEALI Women Head of Digital, Aimi Ramlee, four Bruneians have signed up for the initiative including her.

Three other members are Director and Principal Architect and Legislative Council Member YB Siti Rozaimeriyanty DSLJ Hj Abd Rahman; ABAC Member, APEC Business, Advisory Council member and Legislative Council Member, YB Hafimi Abdul Hadii and Consultant Ophthalmologist of the Ministry of Health, Noor Affizan.

The second cohort of applications will open from January 2 until February 1 2020, for women of all ages with clear examples of achievements in their respective professions.

Candidates are required to be open to speaking, mentoring and opportunities for collaboration.

The applications will be assessed by the 2020 YSEALI Women Board in February and successful entries will be announced on March 8, 2020.

The SEA Women project is co-lead by Aimi with Lim Chooi Yen, a former YSEALI Malaysia Country Lead.

The two women brought together their backgrounds in technology and social entrepreneurship, with the help of Tyne Solutions, to establish a platform that would enable women across the region to be better represented in industry events and regional projects.

For more information, interested applicants can visit www.southeastasiawomen.org.

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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