Thursday, July 29, 2010

By Margaret Rickmann:

YB Dato’ Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil gave an inspiring address to the Work Life Balance Conference. The Malaysian government has a strong commitment to continuing the economic growth of the country and encouraging greater participation of women in the workforce is definitely a major factor in the development of a nation.

It was good to hear from many multinational companies working in Malaysia. 

They all stressed the benefits of implementing a programme of flexible working that helped give their employees the ability to develop a positive work life balance. 

The success of the companies like Microsoft, IBM, Ericsson and many others must surely encourage Malaysian companies to implement similar successful work life balance strategies and contribute positively to the growth of the nation.

Throughout the conference this theme was energetically and enthusiastically endorsed by Datul (Dr) Rafiah Salim Director of NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women.
Thanks to Gorgeous Geeks and eHomemakers for their work in organising this interesting and ground breaking conference.