@yevonnchew & I were interviewed recently as part of a feature on investing in Malaysia for TIME magazine. The experience was extraordinary; we discussed the progress of logistics in Malaysia, the role of SMEs, Malaysia’s part in ASEAN, and the future direction of our company, Metroport. In truth, they wanted to interview our company’s founder, my dad, but he asked us to go in his stead & all parties agreed. Thanks Tony, Shanta, & Pablo, for reaching out to us!
Wrapping up the interview, we touched on what it’s like to be future leaders as young females. I believe that we are growing in number; that many of us share a dream for a better future. One where our thoughts and opinions are worth the same weight as men’s; one where we have the same say in what happens to our mind, body, career & country. I am lucky that my dad has rarely gone easy on me, simply because I am a girl.
That is why in conjunction with this post, I applaud this year’s joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, #MalalaYousafzai, for her fight for girls’ education and rights. Malala, her father, & my father have shown me that gender shouldn’t hold us back; that men complement our fight for equal standing. Thank you, to all the strong men out there who support their women.
❤️ It’s been a wonderful week.