Encouraging women to consider entrepreneurship

Some of the invited guests and participants posing with a banner before the start of the seminar at Penang Harmony Centre.

THE public, especially women, are encouraged to take a bold step in life by exploring available business opportunities around them.

This was raised during a seminar on Empowering Women on Entrepreneurship at Penang Harmony Centre in Scotland Road, George Town.

Participants listening intently to a talk at the Empowering Women on Entrepreneurship seminar.Participants listening intently to a talk at the Empowering Women on Entrepreneurship seminar.

Invited speakers — author Boonsiri Somchit, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Sneham Malaysia founder and director Datuk Dr Florence Sinniah, and DeliverEat founder and chief operating officer Leong Shir Mein — shared their success stories.

Organised by Charity Foundation Association of Penang (PKAPP), the seven-hour-long seminar was attended by 50 participants comprising mostly women.

The speakers hoped that the participants would learn from their experiences shared and come up with their own way to start a business.

Present to launch the seminar was Penang social development committee chairman Chong Eng.

Also present were PKAPP founder and president Jayanti Kandayah, who was also the seminar’s organising chairperson, Peace Children Care Centre chairman Alagesan Ayaru, his vice-chairman Nick Ng Shu Lin and Penang Women’s Development Corporation chief executive officer Ong Bee Leng.

After the seminar, Penang trade and industry, and entrepreneurial development committee chairman Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain gave out certificates of participation before visiting the booths of the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM), banks and e-commerce companies with the participants.

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