Starter Kit is back for the 4th instalment of the series and this time around we are celebrating women! Happening this month in conjunction with the International Women’s Day and Women Empowerment Year 2018 the theme for this instalment is: ‘Redefining the Role of Women in the Digital Age’.
Get Inspired, get involved and get into the conversation!
Get upclose and personal with our inspiring speakers at the Pocket Talk. Take a peek into their journey from humble beginnings to digital mavens.
Want to give back to the community? Get to know our participating NGOs/Social Entrepreneurs and check out how you can support their effort. Oh, also we will have amazing shoes on sale too! #ChristyNgShoes
The highlight of the event. Join the dialogue as Daphne Iking and our remarkable line up of panelists discuss what it takes for women to ace it in the digital age.
Daphne Iking is an award-winning actress and TV personality who has lent her hosting chops to a range of programmes including Ringgit Sense, Explorace, The Breakfast Show and Bella. Today she produces her on show called DAPHNE on her own youtube channel. Daphne has given talks and workshops on Public Speaking and Grooming with multiple companies, and has been invited to deliver motivational talks to NGOs and students, TEDx, and many more.
Datuk Munirah bin Hj Abdul Hamid
Founder of Neuramatix Sdn Bhd & Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad
Datuk Munirah has 36 years of experience in various fields including publishing, broadcasting and software industry. In the late 70s, together with her husband, Robert Hercus, she set up the first independent software house in Kuala Lumpur. She is also the Co-Founder of Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad and Neuramatix group of companies and served as Managing Director of Synamatix Sdn Bhd at Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad until March 3, 2017. Despite her busy schedule, Datuk Munirah is an active social worker who has contributed significantly to society for close to 40 years for women and children in education. She is also the main coordinator of a Soup Kitchen project for the homeless in Kuala Lumpur.
Low Ngai Yuen
Exeutive Director of Global Entrepreneurship Movement (GEM)
Low Ngai Yuen is no stranger in the entertainment industry. She was the youngest executive director of Carrefour Malaysia and Singapore. She became a household name as one of the hosts of ‘3R’, a popular infotainment programme that aired locally. Today, she leads WOMEN: girls in bridging social gaps through art and empowering women to make bigger impacts in society. She sits on the Women’s Advisory and Consultative Council for the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, is a founding member of the Global Entrepreneurship Movement, and is the President of Kakiseni.
Founder & CEO of The Batik Boutique
Amy Blair’s journey started with a vision to provide sustainable skills training and jobs to women in Malaysia. This was why she founded Batik Boutique in 2013. Prior to starting Batik Boutique, Amy worked in tourism, serving as a consultant to several international businesses. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Texas A&M University.
Entrepreneur & Founder of ChristyNg.com
Christy Ng holds dearly the motto ‘with the right pair of heels, women can conquer the world’. Her journey started when she decided to follow her childhood dreams of designing shoes while working for a Swiss Pharmaceutical Company. The first thing that Christy did was simply uploading some designs on her FB page which quickly went viral where she then used her savings from her part time jobs as a waitress and her winnings from Nescafe Kickstart Season 5 as capital to create more new designs to put up for sale. Today, Christy is hailed as the ‘next Jimmy Choo’ and has sold hundreds of thousands shoes from her website christyng.com.
Hazel Abu Samah
Exective Director, Marketing & Communications of MaGIC
Hazel brings close to 20 years of experience in marketing communications to her role as the Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC). in this role, Hazel oversees the management of MaGIC's brand, including ecosystem insights, digital marketing, creative development and agency management, marketing effectiveness, social responsibility, public relations and media engagement. In her previous roles, Hazel has led and contributed to brand building and raising the profile for several organizations across different sectors such as Nokia, Citigroup, CIMB and Technology Park Malaysia.