Empowering Women on Entrepreneurship Seminar took place at The Penang Harmony Centre from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. The seminar was organised by Persatuan Kebajikan Asas Pulau Pinang (PKAPP), alliance with Pertubuhan Nilai-Nilai Murni Untuk Keamanan Sejagat (PNM). The purpose of this seminar is to encourage women to take an adventure in entrepreneurship and have motivation through successful stories share by the invited speakers. With that, the participants can also learn the basics of entrepreneurship and explore ways on how to start their own enterprise.

   The ceremony began with the organising chairperson, Ms. Jayanti Kandayah’s welcoming speech. The Guest of Honour, the Penang State EXCO of Social Development and Non-Islamic Affairs, YB Chong Eng were invited to launched the event accompanied by the organising chairperson, Ms. Jayanti Kandayah, founder and president of Persatuan Kebajikan Asas Pulau Pinang (PKAPP), Mr. Alagesan Ayaru, President of Pertubuhan Nilai-Nilai Murni Untuk Keamanan Sejagat (PNM), Mr. Nick Ng Shu Lin and CEO of Penang Women’s Development Corporation (PWDC), Ms. Ong Bee Ling. A photo session took place with all participants and YB Chong Eng with the sign of the IWD theme in 2021 #Choose to Challenge.

   There were nearly fifty participants which majority are women attended the program. Aside from this, a few important speakers such as Ms. Boonsiri Somchit, Dato’ Dr. Florence Sinniah, Ms. Leong Shir Mein, Dr. Jauriyah Binti Shamsuddin, SME Coporation Malaysia, Veecotech Ecommerce, UOB Bank came all over from different individuals states to share their inspirational stories and experience in entrepreneurship to the participants.

   To acknowledge the participation of the participants, we invited YB. Dato’ Hj Abdul Halim Hussain, EXCO for Trade, Industry and Entrepreneur Development to distribute the certificates to the participants after his closing remarks. At the end of the seminar, there were booths visiting section for participants which includes Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM), bank and e-commerce.

Location:Penang Harmony Centre

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