KUCHING: Sarawak Energy (SEB) will continue its efforts of empowering its women employees.
Group chief executive officer Datuk Sharbini Suhaili said this is because the group recognised the importance of diversity and inclusion within the organisation.
“Our human resource policies are helping to acquire, develop and deploy our female top talents,” Sharbini said at SEB’s recent International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019 celebration.
“Our professional networking group, the Sarawak Energy Leading Women Network (SELWN), complements this effort through its focus on developing and empowering talents so that they can take up leadership roles.
“This is in line with the nation’s aim of increasing representation of women at the board and senior management level,” Sharbini added.
Meanwhile, SEB executive vice-president for corporate services and SELWN executive champion Aisah Eden said: “SELWN is aligning its objectives to the national 30 percent target of women representation in boards and senior management team.
“Early this year we hosted the 30 per cent Club Malaysia Chapter’s roundtable discussion – the first to be held in Sarawak – to engage with related groups from Sabah and Sarawak to build the strong pipeline of women for leadership positions.
“In addition, we have also rolled out our mentor-mentee programme through which our women colleagues with potential receive one-to-one coaching and mentoring from senior management.
“Our initiatives are also aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal No. 5 on gender equality and women empowerment and we plan on doing more.”
Among those present was SEB group chief operating officer Lu Yew Hung.
The event featured a sape performance by Warisan Sape Telang Usan.
There was also a sharing session by Dr Wan Wardatul Amani Wan Salim, former principal investigator to NASA Small Satellite Project.