Empowering & Building a Network of Leaders

Join us for an engaging and transformative event that will highlight the progress, challenges, and opportunities for women’s empowerment in Malaysia. But that’s not all – delegates will also immerse themselves in a variety of stimulating experiential and practical workshops throughout the two-days conference. Malaysia has made significant strides towards women’s empowerment, particularly in education and employment. Women in Malaysia have equal access to education and are increasingly represented in various fields of employment, including politics, business, and the public sector. The Malaysian government has implemented various policies and initiatives to support women’s empowerment, including the National Policy on Women and the Malaysian National Plan of Action for the Advancement of Women.

Our conference will provide a platform to discuss and explore the key issues related to women’s empowerment in Malaysia, and facilitate building a network of leaders. From gender-based violence to gender stereotypes and traditional cultural attitudes towards gender roles, we will examine the challenges that women in Malaysia continue to face. We will also explore strategies to overcome these challenges and ensure that women in Malaysia have equal opportunities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

What you will learn
  • Strengthen your network and build relationships with peers across different industries and fields to form a supportive community.
  • Learn and gain insights into different leadership styles and approaches through real-world scenarios and case studies.
  • Build confidence and self-belief through positive self-talk and reframing negative thoughts.
  • Seek out mentorship and support to overcome self-doubt and imposter syndrome.
  • Identify and address biases and systemic barriers to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Collaborate with others to create a more significant impact and drive meaningful change.

Melati Nungsari is an applied microeconomist specializing in industrial organization, public economics, market design, and economic education. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on two-sided matching platforms with search, and how firms use pricing to correct for negative externalities on the platform. She also studies public policy issues such as the labor market integration of refugees, policy design for retirement markets in Chile and Malaysia, and labor market discrimination. While at UNC-Chapel Hill, Dr. Melati was a Chancellor’s Fellow with the Royster Society. She has won multiple teaching awards throughout her career, and is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She is an active Op-Ed writer and her pieces have appeared in The Edge Malaysia Weekly and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Prior to joining ASB, Dr. Melati was a professor of economics at Davidson College at Butler University.

Melati Nungsari

Associate Professor of Economics and Research Affiliate at MIT

  • Women in leadership roles within diverse government departments, ministries, and private sector organizations, including directors, managers, and supervisors.
  • Women interested in advancing their careers within government and private sectors and pursuing leadership roles.
  • Women looking to connect with and learn from other women leaders from a variety of backgrounds and fields.
  • Professionals who are responsible for women’s talent development and leadership training within both government and private sector organizations.

October 10 – 11

3 nights 2 days mini seminar

Program Fee

RM 7,000

For more information, contact us at lily@asb.edu.my