Ahad, 1 Mei 2011

Press Release in English

Sembang-Sembang@Utara is a collaboration between Dewanita Pulau Pinang (DPMMPP), Koperasi Usahawan Muda Pulau Pinang Berhad (KUMUDA) and The RIGHTS (Kedah) and will be held at Anjung Budi, Universiti Sains Malaysia, on May 4, 2011, at 3.30 pm, with the topic “The Creative Enterprise: Innovate Your Business”.

Sembang-Sembang, a monthly networking session for women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-to-be, which bring together a group of Malaysian women entrepreneurs to share together their inspiration, aspirations and challenges as entrepreneurs in a casual and informal setting, will be held for the first time in Penang.

Sembang-Sembang is initiated by the US Embassy in Malaysia and Warisan Global Sdn Bhd, as a Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) activity since March 2010 and has been a huge success. Recently, the program has reached Kelantan and Johor as well as Sabah.

Sembang-Sembang is for women who want to learn about entrepreneurship, who are eager to share their knowledge and experience to encourage other women to become entrepreneurs and who want to have networking with successful and women entrepreneurs.

Sembang-Sembang intends to provide women a unique networking opportunity that offers:
  •  Safe- A safe non-intimidating environment to connect various groups of women entrepreneurs
  •  Serious - A serious platform for you to discuss entrepreneurship
  •  Shape - To shape a woman’s mindset and confidence in positive and successful entrepreneurship
Panelist and participants will share their views about keeping a creative mind, thinking outside the box and being innovative to sustain and grow their businesses. The event's main objective is to delve into the discussion of effective strategies and creative values as well as the exploration of the new media.

Five panelists will take part in this program -- Administrator for Technopreneur UUM CAS, Dr Sahadah Abdullah; Penang Malay Chamber of Commerce Vice President, Miss Yuslinov Ahmad; Rumah NUR President, Puan Hajah Siti Faridah Hj Arshad; Entrepreneur, Puan Shahema Baiza Yip; and Miss Krista Goon from Red Box Studio. Puan Fazlina Dato’ Ahmad Daud, an actress and a daughter of late Dato’ Ahmad Daud will be in charged as the moderator of this program.

This program will be officiated by YB Muhamad Farid Saad, Penang State Assemblyman, who is also Political Secretary to Minister in the Prime Minister Department.

The program will be attended by key people in entrepreneur-linked government agencies NGOs, representatives from the US Embassy as well as women entrepreneurs from different business backgrounds.

Sponsors for this program, Noor Arfa Batik and Azwadee Design will perform a fashion show with the theme 1Malaysia at the end of the dialogue.

For more info and updates please refer to website http://sembang2utara.kumuda.org/ and

Facebook Sembang-sembang Utara.

Farehan Binti Dato' Faudzi Naim
Dewanita Pulau Pinang
Dewan Perniagaan Melayu Malaysia P.Pinang (DPMMPP)/
Penang Malay Chamber of Commerce

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