Women discuss rewards, challenges of working

Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Zuraidah Abdullah is one of the panellists who shared their experiences and gave career advice at the Her World Young Woman Achiever Forum.
Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Zuraidah Abdullah is one of the panellists who shared their experiences and gave career advice at the Her World Young Woman Achiever Forum.PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN

What does it mean to be a successful woman in the corporate world?

Over 200 women, aged 18 to 35 years, explored this issue at the annual Her World Young Woman Achiever Forum yesterday afternoon.

Organised by Her World, a Singapore Press Holdings magazine, and its online portal herworldPlus, the forum delves into the challenges, opportunities and rewards of working women. It was held at The Projector in Golden Mile Tower.

Her World editor Tracy Lee said: "The audience was engaged and inspired by the rich life experiences and pertinent career advice shared by our panellists."

The two sessions were helmed by a panel of women with outstanding achievements in their respective corporate fields. They included Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Zuraidah Abdullah, PwC senior tax manager Lim Ke Xin, as well as A*Star research scientist Yeo Sze Ling, the Her World Young Woman Achiever 2013 winner.

The first session focused on women leaders in the corporate world and their key motivations, while the second session touched on the obstacles faced by women entrepreneurs.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 20, 2016, with the headline 'Women discuss rewards, challenges of working'. Print Edition | Subscribe