More than 50 of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centreâ€™s (the Centre) team members recently celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) with a stroll in the park and a casual high tea session.
The centre also themed its activities, including specially crafted F&B and dĂ©cor, to match the 2019 IWD theme #BalanceforBetter. All digital screens around the venue also displayed a celebratory message marking IWD.
Angeline van den Broecke, the centreâ€™s director of global business development & marketing, said: â€ś#BalanceforBetter is a very appropriate theme this year as there is such a universal need for more active adoption of gender balance and for us to acknowledge initiatives that have brought important issues to the fore such as #MeToo and #TimesUp.
“We all need to find ways to assist in contributing to awareness and education on equality, in the workplace, and in social and domestic environments.â€ť
Currently, the centre employs 119 women (38 per cent of the total organisation), of which 80 (67 per cent) hold executive to senior managerial positions despite residing in an industry that is often perceived as male dominated.