PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz says even a hero would be "zero" without the woman in his life.
The former International Trade and Industries Minister said this in conjunction with the Women's Day celebration on Sunday (March 8).
"Today is a day dedicated to us women. To remind us of our strength, capabilities and potential, as well as our shortcomings and weaknesses, which can and should be rectified," she said.
Rafidah said the struggle was not about wanting to be equal to men, or being fixated over quotas.
"Every woman is a decision maker in her daily life, making decisions that has far reaching impact on her, her family, and the environment around her.
"It is about combating negative and apathetic mindsets, negative and obsolete attitudes.
"And anything that is the antithesis of what's good, positive and value adding," she said to reporters after attending the celebration at D'Attap Ballroom in Kuang, Sungai Buloh on Sunday (March 8).
Rafidah said women should strive to achieve the best in whatever they do, without constraints of quota and "glass" ceilings.
"Just be the best we can," she added.
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