The UN Women 2021 Malaysia WEPs for Leadership Commitment

The UN Women 2021 Malaysia WEPs Awards revealed Malaysia's top private sector champions for gender equality, aligned with the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). 

The WEPs Awards recognize examplary innovations in the private sector that promote gender equity and women empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. Companies and business leaders are urged to take more visible steps to open the door for women in the workplace and inspire other businesses to do the same.

The full list of the Awardees is as follows:

Leadership Commitment: Professor Elizabeth Lee, Chief Executive Officer of Sunway Education Group

  • First Runner Up: Prof. Dr Wai Yie LEONG, Director of Research Innovation of Perdana University
  • Second Runner Up: Tunku Rozita Malek, Non-Executive Director of abrdn Islamic Malaysia

Gender-Inclusive Workplace: Intel Corporation Malaysia

  • First Runner Up: Nestlé
  • Second Runner Up: Digi Telecommunications

​Gender-Responsive Marketplace: Mr. Raj Kumar Paramanathan, Managing Partner of CnetG Asia

Community Engagement and Partnerships: Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia and Standard Chartered Saadiq Malaysia

  • First Runner Up: Deloitte Southeast Asia
  • Second Runner Up: Johary Mustapha Founder and CEO of Forest Interactive

Youth Leadership: Toh Yin Li, Business Manager and Co-Founder of Women at Maxis, Maxis

  • First Runner Up: Fatin Fatihah Zahari, Cloud Adoption Engineer of Microsoft (Malaysia)

SME Champion: GoodKids Malaysia

SME Champion: Yuki Aizawa 愛澤友己 Co-Founder & Co-CEO of RINNE Technologies & Consulting

SME Champion: Prisca Wong, Founder and Producer of Threemendous Films


"We are indeed proud that for the very first time, Malaysia is hosting The UN Women Empowermment Principle’s (WEPs) Awards, which will comprehensively showcase gender equality good practices from the local business sector. Its is very encouraging to note that companies are recognizing the accelerating need to enforce gender equity practices for long-term sustainability, in line with the Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) goals. We’d like to extend our gratitude to UN Women Asia and the Pacific for the partnership with Leadwomen to roll out of the UN WEPs programme in Malaysia"- Anne Abraham, Founder of LeadWomen.


Excerpt from LinkedIn.