Tun Dr Siti Hasmah – WIM Woman of The Year Award 2008 – Nominations Open

Do you know a Malaysian woman in your life that has come out strong from past adversity and now gives back to their community? Someone who has become an inspiration through illness, poverty, discrimination, or other strife? If so, nominate them for the Tun Dr Siti Hasmah – WIM Woman of The Year Award 2008.

In honour of the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamed, Women in Management, launched this award to honour Malaysian women who have survived through challenging circumstances, come out successfully, and are now supporting their community. There is no age or relationship limit – any woman resident in Malaysia is eligible. Each nomination must be accompanied by 1 proposer and 2 seconders – people who know the nominee well and can speak on their behalf.

I received a call from Jaya of WIM this morning who told me that prospective nominees shouldn’t be shy to nominate themselves or get themselves nominated – people tend to be shy and modest about their achievements but even the smallest thing can mean a lot!

Prizes include RM30,000 (RM20,000 to be spent on a WIM project of choice), personalized jewelry and fashion, gift bags, and much more. Nominations close January 31st 2008, so get a form and nominate now!