Asia Women Circle

Asia Women Circle (AWC), founded by Sarah Chen and Abir Abdul Rahim, both professional women themselves, is a women empowerment platform that aims to address the two key issues of women dropping out of the workforce, and also the lack of women in senior management positions.

Established in 2015, AWC aims to further promote quality discourse via The Circle Dialogues which are unique to the cultural background that exists in Malaysia. AWC aims to empower, educate and enable women to define their success. Additionally, the Circle also attempts to reach out to males via their programmes.

Today, AWC comprises of over 20 working committee members and has around 3000 #leanincommunity members who are working hard at creating awareness and asking the right question to kick-start conversations that will influence change towards a more inclusive and supportive society.

This is what we are at Asia Women Circle @ LeanIn.Org – a multi-racial Malaysian circle of women from different industries & backgrounds championing women supporting each other for success.

Achievement Snapshot

  • International Recognition: January 2016 – Sarah & Abir elected Regional Leaders to drive Lean In Asia, by Sheryl Sandberg.
  • Champion of D& I: Consistently engaging with agencies and relevant decision makers in shaping the landscape for women.
  • Impact reach: 2000+ database, 100+ turnout rate to Circle Dialogues, recognised by the Prime Minister’s Advisor on Development of Professional Women & Entrepreneurs, inaugural LISM2015 saw 800+ attendees, opened by Youth Minister YB Khairy Jamaluddin.
  • Focused delivery: Rolled out our Career Accelerator where 22 graduates gained confidence to lead, negotiated for higher salaries, earned promotions, started new companies and build movements and better teams.

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