Breaking Barriers: Women in Leadership Panel Event


Breaking Barriers is a panel event that focuses on women leaders who have pursued and successfully navigated their way through unconventional, often male-dominated, arenas. Three women panelists, each with their own stories of resilience, will be invited to share their experience and provide insights on achieving success in a moderated discussion.


Date: April 5th, 2018 (Thursday)

Time: 7.30pm - 9.45pm (Registration from 7.30-8.00pm)

Venue: WORQ @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Light refreshments will be served.


7.30pm - 8.00pm: Registration and refreshments

8.00pm - 9.15pm: Panel discussion

9.15pm - 9.35pm: Audience Q&A

9.35pm - 9.45pm: Closing


Low Ngai Yuen
Ngai Yuen is a multiple award-winning activist, championing local performing arts and empowerment of young girls. She is also an acclaimed film producer, director, and TV veteran, having started as a host on ‘3R’, an award-winning TV program aimed at empowering women.

Datuk Dr. Mazlan Othman
Dr. Othman is Malaysia’s first astrophysicist. Formerly, she was the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Deputy Director-General of the UN office in Vienna. She was also the founding director of ANGKASA, the Malaysian National Space Agency.

Sharala Axryd
Sharala leads the data-driven business transformation and driving the benchmark for data science education in the ASEAN region. She is the Founder of The Center of Applied Data Science, ASEAN’s first and only one stop platform and center of excellence for Data Science, and CEO of ASEAN Data Analytics Exchange (ADAX).

Xelia Tong

Xelia is the Vice President of Grant Investment at Cradle Fund, Malaysia's early stage start-up influencer that was incorporated under the Ministry of Finance Malaysia. Through its 13 year history, Cradle has helped fund over 700 Malaysian tech start-ups and holds the highest commercialisation rate amongst government grants in the country.


Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI)
Women’s Leadership Academy (WLA) Alumni Network

YSEALI WLA consists of a network of more than 120 members across Southeast Asia. Our aim is to educate, connect, and empower women across ASEAN to solve regional and global challenges.

The United States Department of State
Breaking Barriers is co-organised and supported by the United States Department of State through its support of, and funding for, the YSEALI Women’s Leadership Academy.

Wedu is a leadership development organization that aims to unlock the leadership potential of women in Asia by offering mentorship and innovative financing options for completing university education to high potential women.

Venue Partner

WORQ Co-Working Space
WORQ wants to change the way people work together – for the better. They are creating the largest and most productive coworking community by taking care of all your workplace needs and facilitating deeper connection.

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Thu Apr 5, 2018
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Venue Address
Unit 3A-01A, Glo Damansara, 699, Jalan Damansara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
YSEALI Women's Leadership Academy Alumni Network - Malaysia

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