ACCA Malaysia is calling for business leaders to show real progress on diversity and social mobility issues during its First Women’s Network that was chaired by ACCA’s past-president, Datuk Alexandra Chin FCCA.
“This year is the 40th anniversary of the phrase ‘glass ceiling was first used to define thwarted careers and ambitions, especially for women. It’s clear we still need to push for progress, and this is why we are launching our Women’s Network,” she says.
According to Datuk Alexandra, the Women’s Network aims to provide a platform for female ACCA members to share insights, support and promote careers while also discussing issues that matter. It allows the female members of ACCA in Malaysia gain access to senior and successful ACCA members who can mentor them. They can also look forward to programmes and networking opportunities that are specially catered for them.
“Looking forward, I would like to see sustained progress where career ladders can break through the glass ceiling for women. We have to take a wider view and seek progress on social mobility,” she continues.