Prime Minister Award / Anugerah Perdana Menteri 2011


Prime Minister's Award for Women Entrepreneur and Social Activist 2011

The Prime Minister's Award for Women Entrepreneur and Social Activist 2011 gala dinner was held in KL Convention Center few weeks ago on 25th Sept.  

Why women? Well half the sky, half the population, half the labour force, why not. While we do not dispute that Foreign Direct Investment (FDIs) contribute to Malaysia’s economic growth but Women Direct Investments (WDIs) can actually further strengthen the nation's economy.

According to Dato’ Sri Sharizat “Malah pada hari ini di dalam sektor ekonomi penguasaan wanita di peringkat nasional dan global semakin menyerlah selari dengan peningkatan akses kepada pendidikan dan peningkatan kuasa beli wanita. Keadaan ini sering kali dilabelkan sebagai womenomics dan dikatakan bahawa women are now the most powerful engine of global growth.”

Welcome Speech by Dato' Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil

The Woman Award Entrepreneur recognises the participation as well as the contribution of women towards the country’s GDP growth. It acknowledges a successful business woman who has not only contributed to the success of her company but has also played an important role in the development and empowerment of women.

The Woman Award acknowledges a prominent woman activist who has been, or is currently and actively promoting a cause that is in line with the 13 sectors of the Women’s Development Action Plan. These sectors include: Women & Economy; Women in Poverty; Women & Law; Violence Against Women; Women & Health; Women in the field of Training & Education; Women in Science & Technology; Women & Media; Women & the Environment; Women & Sports; Women & Religion, Culture, Arts and Heritage; Women in the Decision Making Level and Politics; and The Mechanism, Machinery and Institution of Women’s Development.

Opening speech by Dato' Sri Najib 

Finalist for Women Entrepreneur 2011
Anu Sheela Themudu, Founder of Infovalley Group of Companies
Elyza Yong Kwai Fong, Founder Elyza’s Home
Hooi Lai Lin, Founder Ken-Rich Chemical Production
Datuk Dr. Maznah Abd Hamid, Founder Securiforce Group
Noraini Bt Soltan, Presiden Persatuan Vendor Perodua
Dr. Wang Kim Ha, Founder Smart Readers Worldwide

Finalist for Women Social Activist 2011
Prof. Dr. Adeba Kamarulzaman, Majlis AIDS Malaysia
Hjh Khatijah Sulaiman, Persident Chesire Home
Dato’ Ruby Khong, Founder Kechara Soup Kitchen
Sariah Bt Amirin,
Dr Selvamalar Ayadurai, Tech Outreach 

The Prime Minister's Award for the Entrepreneur 2011 Category 
won by Mdm Hooi Lai Lin of KEN-RICH (centre)

The Prime Minister's Award for the Social Activist 2011 Category 
won by Datin Paduka Hajah Khatijah Sulieman (center)

Me and Dato’ Ruby Khong
Founder Kechara Soup Kitchen

Prizes: Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat menyediakan wang tunai sebanyak RM100,000.00 kepada pemenang bagi kedua-dua anugerah. Rakan Perkongsian Pintar Kementerian menyumbang wang tunai RM20,000.00 bagi setiap finalis dan sebuah Trofi Kristal serta seutas jam tangan kepada semua pemenang dan finalis.

Selain itu pemenang Anugerah Perdana Menteri Usahawan Wanita menerima tajaan penyertaan dalam Program Pembangunan Pengeksport Wanita (Women Exporters Development Programme anjuran MATRADE) dan pemenang Anugerah Perdana Menteri Penggiat Sosial mendapat penajaan daripada Bantuan Khas Perbendaharaan selama dua tahun bagi menjalankan program atau aktiviti sosial.

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