The UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number five, Gender Equality, aims to end all discrimination against women and empower women to help drive economic growth and development. To achieve this, it is imperative that women’s equal participation and inclusion in decision-making in the workplace and professional settings be implemented within the next decade as stipulated in the UN’s Decade of Action.

The Women of Substance Symposium 2021 (WOS) is the first of many steps the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) is taking to create a workplace culture and environment that elevates, amplifies and empowers women.

Themed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion towards Future Sustainability, the half-day symposium is a platform where women leaders will have the opportunity to champion the SDGs and their role in the corporate environment. The symposium comprises a series of specially curated content centring on megatrends, diversity, equity and inclusion, sustainable leadership from the perspective of women leaders and the environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy. The discussions will be tailored to upskill participants on strategy development, communications, influencing and problem-solving skills while building their all-round capacity and capability.

Participants can expect the following highlights from the symposium:

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