Friday, August 26, 2005

Women's Summit

I like to attend seminars and conferences, especially when they’re free. Was at The Women’s Summit yesterday. Thanks to ehomemakers who invited me. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development.

Here are some gems I picked up from the Summit.

Dato’ Seri Sharizat in asking Dato’ Seri Najib to convey the ministry’s requests to PM :

Before we put forth our requests, we would have thought them through many times, because we don’t like to hear No for an answer. We like to hear Yes all the time.

Dato' Seri Najib in reply : Actually, men like to hear women say Yes all the time.

(Note : The above is culled from my memory which may be slightly holey. I didn’t write them down as I didn’t have paper and pen on the ready, didn’t expect them to come up with these delectable quotes. Incidentally, this is the first time I attend a conference which didn’t have pencil and paper in the conference bag).

YAA Tan Sri Dato’ Siti Norma Yaakob, Chief Judge of Malaya

Women do not want to become men.

On the values of good judges :
Patience and inccoruptibility.

Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman & MD, Biocon Ltd

On entrepreneurship :
It is strategizing to differentiate, to see opportunities ahead of others.

Chong See Ming, Head of Communications, Jobstreet

It is not who you know but who knows you.


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