KUALA LUMPUR – MAGGI® officially launched Program Mentor Wanita Cukup Berani on August 19, a nationwide programme organised in collaboration with Women Will by Google Malaysia. The programme aims to support confidence enhancement, digital upskilling, cooking and basic entrepreneurship skills.
The launch event was officiated by Juan Aranols, Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad and Region Head of Nestle Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei; Geetha Balakrishna, Business Executive Officer of Maggi®, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad and Marc Woo, Country Head of Google Malaysia.
Speaking at the launch event, Juan Aranols, Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad and Region Head of Nestle Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei said, “The Program Mentor Wanita Cukup Berani is an initiative which is close to my heart. As an advocate of diversity and inclusion, Nestlé has always been committed to empowering women and advancing gender equality both in business and in the society.
“We embrace this within our dynamic culture every day. Embodying this spirit through Tak Kenal, Tak Cinta and bringing it to life through Program Mentor Wanita Cukup Berani, we are confident that Malaysian women can see the positives of trying – to take on new challenges, and to achieve their goals be it at home, the workplace or trying their hands at a new business venture.”
Geetha Balakrishna, Business Executive Officer of MAGGI®, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad explains, “MAGGI®’s partnership with Women Will by Google Malaysia is significant – technology is an important tool to leverage on to open up economic opportunities especially for small businesses that lack skills and capital.
“Together with our 3 mentors, Program Mentor Wanita Cukup Berani will be supporting women across Malaysia via a series of online workshops focusing on building self-confidence, improving their business skills through digital upskilling and of course, enhancing their cooking skills with MAGGI’s in-house Chef. What is more exciting is that our 3 mentors will eventually support 3 selected mentees beyond the workshop in a life-changing journey, guiding them in their chosen endeavours!”
The first series of the Program Mentor Wanita Cukup Berani Online Workshop will kick start from September 1st to 3rd, followed by another series from October 20th to 22nd. Throughout the 3-day workshop, participants will be learning new skills which will enhance their knowledge and confidence.
To date, the Program Mentor Wanita Cukup Berani Online Workshop has received an overwhelming response with more than 800 sign ups. The Final Round will see 20 shortlisted participants go through a series of interviews and assessments to be one of three selected mentees, who will then journey with Datin Paduka Eina Azman, Sheila Rusly and Anne Idris through a one-on-one mentorship programme.
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