PETALING JAYA: Star Media Group’s chief content officer Esther Ng (pic)has been bestowed the Asian Women Entrepreneurs Leadership Award in the Media and Communications category.
She was honoured by the Malaysia Chinese Women Entrepreneurs Association (MCWEA) for her experience in the media industry as well as her efforts in transforming The Star into a digital first media and for rejuvenating its print platform.
Ng said it was commendable that the awards honoured the achievement of women in the media industry.“I stand somewhat alone in this, in that there are so few woman editors-in-chief among the main media in the country.
“It is time to stand up for ourselves, we need to mark and celebrate each milestone we achieve.
“In the tough and challenging world that is the media industry, editors of mainstream media need to stand together in combating fake news.
“Real news has become not only vital, but a necessity, ” she said.
Ng received the award at a presentation ceremony held at the Sunway Hotel Resort and Spa yesterday.
MCWEA described Ng as one who was “ever ready to face challenges involving the multiplatform nature of the new media”.
This year marks the second edition of the Asian Women Entrepreneurs Awards, which was founded with the aim of promoting women leadership in business in the region through the collective work of international women associations in Asia.
MCWEA president Datin Sri Jessie Wong said the awards were aimed at honouring outstanding women leaders who play a significant role in shaping Asia’s business landscape.
“These winners represent the diversity within Asia’s business landscape and the Awards recognise them as role models for their excellent achievements and contributions towards the industry and nation-building.
“MCWEA seeks to encourage, enhance and empower businesswomen in contributing to the development of the community, industries and the national economy, ” she said in her speech.
Other winners included Sunway Group exco member Puan Sri Susan Cheah who bagged the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Miss Fashion World president Isabelle Liow who took home the MCWEA most outstanding contribution award.