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In the shoes of a ‘girl boss’

Rokiah Mahmud

The Community Development Department (JAPEM), Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS), held its third talk for the Santai-Santai Berkongsi Programme, under the topic ‘Girl Boss: My Definition of Success.’

Eighty participants, comprising government officers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), students of higher learning institutions and the public, attended the online talk, held in conjunction with International Women’s Day 2022.

Mumtaz Collections owner Syedah Siti Sarah binti Haji Syed Anayatullah Shah was invited to speak, while Acting Deputy Head of Executive Community Service and Student Welfare (ECSW) of Universiti Brunei Darussalam Students Council for 2020/2021 (PMUBD) Siti Nurun Nazihah binti Haji Jafri played moderator.

Syedah Siti Sarah discussed her experience, the challenges and success of being a female entrepreneur, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The panel also shared tips to equip women to be strong in facing hardship that aimed to provide inspiration and motivation for women at all ages.

The programme is one of the monthly activities carried out by JAPEM’s Family, Women and Children Division, during which representatives of JAPEM’s strategic partners, NGOs and related agencies are invited to share on community affairs-related matters.

Mumtaz Collections owner Syedah Siti Sarah binti Haji Syed Anayatullah Shah and Acting Deputy Head of Executive Community Service and Student Welfare (ECSW) of Universiti Brunei Darussalam Students Council for 2020/2021 (PMUBD) Siti Nurun Nazihah binti Haji Jafri during the talk. PHOTO: JAPEM
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