‘APABILA WANITA BERBICARA’ FOCUSSES ON CAREER, FAMILY ISSUES

THE ‘Apabila Wanita Berbicara’ (When Women Speak) Forum and Expo officially began yesterday at the Goldstone Ballroom of The Centrepoint Hotel, Gadong.

The two-day forum, held in conjunction with the recent International Women’s Day 2017 celebration, was launched by guest of honour, Legislative Council (LegCo) member YB Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Abdul Rahman.

In her welcoming remarks, Rostinah binti Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Sura Pahlawan Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Tahir, the Acting Director of Community Development, in her capacity as chairman of the event, highlighted the theme of International Women’s Day 2017 – ‘Women in the Changing World of Work’, and challenges of balancing career and family commitments.

The forum will host discussions on topics such as ‘Challenges of a Career Woman’, ‘Career and Family’, and ‘Women’s Safety and Welfare at the Workplace (Counselling)’.

Legislative Council (LegCo) member YB Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Abdul Rahman
during the launching ceremony. – PHOTOS: FIZAH HAB

 

Pengiran Hajah Zubaidah binti Pengiran Haji Kamaluddin, President of the Women Graduates Association
of Brunei Darussalam (PSW), as the forum moderator with the panellists

Legislative Council (LegCo) member YB Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Abdul Rahman during the launching ceremony. – PHOTOS: FIZAH HAB

Pengiran Hajah Zubaidah binti Pengiran Haji Kamaluddin, President of the Women Graduates Association of Brunei Darussalam (PSW), as the forum moderator with the panellists

Forum panellists are Professor Dr Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB); Pengiran Dr Norhazlin binti Pengiran Haji Muhammad, the Assistant Director of Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies (SOASCIS) under Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD); and Hajah Mordiah binti Haji Jackia, the Vice President of Women’s Business Council (WBC).

Pengiran Hajah Zubaidah binti Pengiran Haji Kamaluddin, President of the Women Graduates Association of Brunei Darussalam (PSW), is the forum moderator.

An expo featuring vendors promoting products such as clothes, health, motherhood and childcare items is also being held at the forum venue.

(Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin)