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Women’s Rights Conference 2024 | Unveiling Voices, Breaking the Bridle

24 Feb 2024 - Sat / 1 day / 9:00am - 5:00pm / AIAC Auditorium, Level 3, Bangunan Sulaiman, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on 8 March 2024, the Bar Council Women’s Rights Committee is holding this conference to celebrate women lawyers and promote women entrepreneurship, leadership, and economic empowerment in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Member: RM 150
Pupil in Chambers: RM 100
Paralegal: RM 100
Law Student: RM 100
Non-Member: RM 180
Organisers: Bar Council

CPD Points: 4
Event Code:
T3/24022024/BC/BC244051/4

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In conjunction with International Women’s Day on 8 March 2024, the Bar Council Women’s Rights Committee is holding this conference to celebrate women lawyers and promote women entrepreneurship, leadership, and economic empowerment in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

TimeProgrammeSpeakers
9:00 am - 9.30 amArrival of Guests & Registration (Registration Counter at AIAC, Ground Floor)
9:30 am -10:00 am Opening CeremonyWelcome Address:
Ms Karen Cheah Yee Lynn, President, Malaysian Bar

Opening Address:
Ms Karima El Korri
United Nations Resident Coordinator for Malaysia,
Singapore and Brunei Darussalam

10:00 am - 11:00 amPanel 1 — Understanding Women’s RightsModerator:
Ms Honey Tan Lay Ean, Chairperson, Women’s Rights
Committee

Panel Speakers:

Ms Mary Shanthi Dairiam, Former Member, UN
CEDAW Committee

Ms Santhi Latha, Former President, Association of
Women Lawyers

Dr Lai Suat Yan, Senior Lecturer, Gender Studies
Programme Universiti Malaya
11:00 am - 11:15 amCoffee/Tea Break (AIAC, 3rd Floor)
11:15 - 11:30 am Keynote SpeechYB DATO' SRI HAJAH NANCY BINTI SHUKRI
Minister of Women, Family and Community
Development
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Panel 2 — Breaking Glass CeilingsModerator:
Ms Liza Khan Olsen, Deputy Chairperson, Women’s
Rights Committee

Panel Speakers:

Ms Teresa Kok Suh Sim, Member of Parliament,
Seputeh

Ms Goh Siu Lin, Former Chairperson, Kuala Lumpur
Bar

Ms Amber Foo Qiao Wei, Chairperson, Melaka Bar

Mr Saravana Kumar, Partner, Rosli Dahlan Saravana
Partnership
12:30 pm - 2:00pmNetworking Lunch (AIAC, Lower Ground)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmPanel 3 — Women in BusinessModerator:
Ms Farah Shuhadah Razali, Member, Women’s Rights
Committee

Panel Speakers:

Ms Michele Kythe Lim, President & CEO, Institute of
Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM)

Dato’ Ar Nafisah Radin, Principal, NR Architect &
Interior Design

Datin Mina Cheah-Foong, Managing Director,
InNature Berhad & Malaysian Franchise Owner of
The Body Shop

Ms Joyce Vasudevan, Head of Corporate Finance,
Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Coffee/Tea Break (AIAC, 3rd Floor)
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmTechnology for Women EmpowermentModerator:
Ms Rashveni Devi, Member, Women Rights Committee

Panel Speakers:

Professor Dr Ramlee Mustapha, Professor, University Pendidikan Sultan Idris

Ms Qyira Yusri, Founder of Undi18 & Senior Associate, Asia Group Advisors

Ms Yew Mien Lor, Partner, Filmmaker & Trainer, Srikandi Seni Plt
4:00 pm Closing CeremonyClosing Speech:
YB Tuan M. Kulasegaran A/L V. Murugeson
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department
(Law and Institutional Reforms)

Closing Remarks:
Ms. Honey Tan Lay Ean
Member, Bar Council
Chairperson, Bar Council Women’s Rights Committee

 

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Event Policy

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Cancellation 

Cancellations must be made in writing at least seven (7) working days before the event date.

If you have failed to inform the organiser of your cancellation three consecutive times, you may be blacklisted for future events.

Refunds 

Refunds will be processed after the event is completed. This may take up to 30 business days. The conditions for refunds are as follows:

  • Full refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled or postponed by the organiser due to some circumstances.
  • No refunds for this course. However substitution is allowed.

The organiser reserves the right to modify, cancel or postpone the event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary, whereupon all registration fees paid will be refunded.

Transferral

You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.

Attendance 

CPD points will not be awarded to lawyers and pupils in chambers from Peninsular Malaysia who arrive more than 15 minutes late, are not present throughout the event, or leave before its scheduled end.

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No part of the event content may be used/reproduced in any form without the written and explicit consent of the Bar Council and speaker(s).

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