KUCHING, 29 August 2022 – Digital technology had helped open the doors for women to blaze the trails and progress exponentially in various sectors.

Datu William Nyigor, Chairman of AZAM Sarawak says the opportunities for elevating women’s development as well as, their contributions to society are diverse – from family development to entrepreneurship.

He was officiating at a Talk on Empowering Women through Technology organized by Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak) in collaboration with the American Corner Sarawak in Kuching, today.

Datu William added, Sarawak have yet to fully explore and tap into these potentials in efforts to further advance women in various sectors of socio-economic development. As such, much remains to be done for Sarawak women in this area.

About 80 participants attended the talk presented by Ms Jill Finlayson, Director of Expanding Diversity and Gender Equity in Tech (EDGE in TechTM) Initiatives at UC. They included women entrepreneurs, representatives of various women’s organisations, local start-ups, lecturers and undergraduates, members of AZAM, and the media.

Also present at the event were Katherine Diop, the Cultural Affairs Officer of the US Embassy Kuala Lumpur and Deputy Chairman of AZAM, Dato Norhyati Haji Ismail, who is also State Chairman of Sarawak Federation of Women’s Institutes (SFWI).

In conjunction with the talk, a panel discussion entitled “Startups – scaling up” was also held, featuring panellists from Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation Berhad (SDEC), local startups TIMOGAH.com and Sluvi, moderated by a representative of Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, UNIMAS.

This half-day event is also supported by the Ministry of Women, Early Childhood & Community Wellbeing Development Sarawak, Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, SDEC, SFWI and TVS.

For more information, contact AZAM Sarawak Communication Officer Nissa Normin at 082-411799 or email nissa@azam.org.my.

Souvenir presentation from Datu William Nyigor, Chairman of AZAM Sarawak to Katherine Diop, the Cultural Affairs Officer of the US Embassy Kuala Lumpur.