Wednesday, June 12

Leadership

top 10 power women of 2020 (as listed by forbes)
Leadership, Women’s Corner

top 10 power women of 2020 (as listed by forbes)

TOP 10 POWER WOMEN OF 2020 (AS LISTED BY FORBES) Angela Merkel (Chancellor, Germany) Merkel became the first female Chancellor of Germany in 2005 and is serving her fourth term. In November 2018, Merkel stepped down as leader of the Christian Democratic Union and announced she wouldn't seek another term as chancellor in 2021. Merkel remains the de facto leader of Europe, leading the region's largest economy after steering Germany through financial crisis and back to growth. Her leadership is marked by her steely reserve, from standing up to Donald Trump to allowing more than a million Syrian refugees into Germany. An October 2020 survey found 75% of adults in 14 European countries trust Merkel more than any other leader in the region. The big question that the public is now...
squashing her way to victory – datuk nicol ann david
Leadership, The IKON, Women’s Corner

squashing her way to victory – datuk nicol ann david

squashing her way to victory - datuk nicol ann david Nicol Ann David, or more fondly known as Datuk Nicol David is Malaysia's retired female professional squash player. Beginning August 2006, she was the world number one for a record-breaking 108 consecutive months before ceding the throne in 2015. In this exclusive interview with IKON, Datuk Nicol shares her opinion on the most significant challenges that young girls faced penetrating a male-dominated industry and her messages to all young girls in Malaysia. Which woman would you say is an inspiration/hero to you? And why? I would say my mum; Ann Marie is the woman that inspires me to be a good person. She always shows her gratitude towards those around her and giving the respect that everyone deserves at every moment. She told me from ...
be extraordinary and ‘inwinccible’ – soo wincci
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be extraordinary and ‘inwinccible’ – soo wincci

BE EXTRAORDINARY AND ‘INWINCCIBLE’ – SOO WINCCI The name, Soo Wincci, is no stranger in the entertainment industry in Malaysia. Dr Soo, an actor, singer, has made her mark in the country. Currently pursuing her second PhD in Spain, Dr Soo shares the hurdles that she faced when she was just a green-horn in the industry, besides facing criticism from her own families and people sneering at her dreams of one day winning the Grammy and Oscar. Why did you enter the entertainment industry as opposed to many others? After I graduated with a law degree from the UK, I took a Master in Certified Legal Practice (CLP) and Master in Business while taking part in the beauty pageant. I also took part in many other competitions, but I kept losing. I decided that it would be my last year in the ent...
nicol david honoured as greatest athlete of all time
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nicol david honoured as greatest athlete of all time

NICOL DAVID HONOURED AS GREATEST ATHLETE OF ALL TIME Eight-time world champion Nicol David has been crowned the World Games' Greatest Athlete of All Time. In an online poll voting, the 37-year-old was by far the popular choice as she tallied a whopping 318,943 votes to take home the award. In a distant second was Ireland's tug-of-war athlete, James Kehoe, who had 113,120 votes; while Ukraine's powerlifter Larysa Solovlova came third with 80,790 votes, according to report. The award is a great recognition to the Penangite who has won everything that has to be won before retiring in 2019. "It's a huge honour to be nominated by the World Games for this award and to gain so much support from everyone in Malaysia and the squash community," said Nicol. "It certainly came as a surprise ...
flying above the skies – vivian foo hooi wen
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flying above the skies – vivian foo hooi wen

FLYING ABOVE THE SKIES - VIVIAN FOO HOOI WEN Vivian Foo Hooi Wen is among the first few female pilots to join Malaysia Airlines. Though it is common to see female pilots oversea, the aviation industry in Malaysia is still largely male-dominated. In this interview with IKON, Vivian shares how she got interested in flying a big metal bird and her challenges in reaching where she stands today.   1. What makes you interested in the aviation industry? I have always been in awe of planes from a very young age. I still remember growing up, and I would be so fascinated every time I saw a plane be it flying over me or on the television.  The first time I flew in a commercial airline, seeing the pilots walk past me into the aircraft, I knew this is what I wanted to do when I grew up. 2...
HOW TO BE A GOOD LEADER IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD
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HOW TO BE A GOOD LEADER IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD

HOW TO BE A GOOD LEADER IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD The pandemic is a testament of how well leaders can bring their teams through the crisis and grow stronger after the chaos of 2020. Here are a few pointers on how to be an excellent chief to steer your company in the right direction. Practice resilience and self-care. It is crucial to develop emotional intelligence (EI) to be constantly aware of and in control of your emotions. It allows one not to get as activated when facing challenges and to recover faster when pressured. Practising daily exercises and mindfulness help keep our minds healthy. By executing the above self-care practices, you can keep your daily stress level to a minimum. Be open to receiving feedback. It's no secret that leadership requires constant growth, and oft...
sashaying her way into the world – dato emma ibrahim, the sole of red profile sdn bhd
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sashaying her way into the world – dato emma ibrahim, the sole of red profile sdn bhd

SASHAYING HER WAY INTO THE WORLD - DATO EMMA IBRAHIM, THE SOLE OF RED PROFILE SDN BHD Marilyn Monroe once quoted, "Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world." And that is precisely what this Sarawak born woman is doing. Dato' Normah Ibrahim, or more popularly known as Dato' Emma Ibrahim, a well-dressed and cheerful lady, sitting in her office in Damansara is known as the 'Boot Lady'. The corporate world was not challenging enough. With a degree in Business Administration from Maine University, Dato' Emma began climbing the corporate ladder as a financial advisor for Bumiputera Commerce Bank. After ten years in the banking world, she stepped up the ladder to become a Managing Director with GP Oceans, an oil and gas company based in Singapore, for their KL branch offi...
Euphoria For Passion – Dato Reza Ibrahim, CEO of Maxxima Group
Business, Leadership, The IKON

Euphoria For Passion – Dato Reza Ibrahim, CEO of Maxxima Group

Euphoria For Passion In its 7 years of establishment, Maxxima Group has continuously expanded their subsidiaries companies in various businesses, including investment in start-up companies, F&B, real estate, e-commerce, manufacturing, import-export of raw material and many more. In an interview with Ikon, Dato Reza Ibrahim, CEO of Maxxima Group shares the inspiration behind the establishment of Maxxima Group and the future anticipatory plans. Although having a background in Science, however, it does not dampen Dato Reza Ibrahim’s entrepreneurial spirit and his passion to serve the community to help them realize their potential. “When you reached a certain point or phase in life, you would want to give back to the community. I started it earlier and humanity became a huge fa...