Get in and stay ahead in business, women told

Rosey: Women today has advantage in the gig economy (free market system) to increase (their) revenue. Photo by Mohd Alif Noni
Rosey: Women today has advantage in the gig economy (free market system) to increase (their) revenue. Photo by Mohd Alif Noni

KUCHING: The possibilities of big data are endless, which is why women need to take action.

“Data is king, or shall I say, queen, because women will steer the economy based on the data,” said Women, Family and Childhood Development Assistant Minister Rosey Yunus during the technology conference ‘IR4.0 and The Future of Work’ here today.

“It’s the infrastructure to collect and share data, built on algorithm sensors,” she said.

“Traditional sectors such as tourism in Sarawak is now driven by e-commerce. Even a small operator realises the benefits of using social media.”

Rosey also pointed out women today “has advantage in the gig economy to increase (their) revenue”.

“We, women, can make fundamental changes if we play our part well in IR4.0,” she said.

She also advised women to keep learning new things and always stay up-to-date with trends.

“I reiterate, life learning is the key. We need to be on the ball, updating ourselves all the time,” Rosey said.

The ‘IR4.0 and The FutureofWork’ conference enables people and organisations to learn and take action on workplace transformations with the unfolding of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0).

The conference is one of the National Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Malaysia’s initiatives to address concerns and engender awareness among the local employment workforce and supply women with the know-how to tackle upcoming challenges.