Preparing Women for Leadership and Board Positions

24 APRIL 2020
The month of April 2020 has witnessed us venturing into virtual settings for our programs at lightning speed!

In the month of April, we have successfully kicked off Women in Leadership (WIL) 2020, hosted 2 episodes of Virtual Board Coaching Series - "Role of Directors in Times of Crisis" by Anne Abraham (Chairperson of LeadWomen) and "Technology in the Times of the Coronavirus" by Chong Chye Neo (former CEO of IBM Malaysia) - and conducted the inaugural Virtual Board Simulation.

We do expect to continue curating our programmes virtually, for the time being, and then in a blended format, pending MCO in order to continue supporting the leadership and board journies of our members and network.

Be sure to join us for our May 2020 programmes - more information below.
Upcoming Events
Virtual Board Coaching Series
Our 3rd episode of Virtual Board Coaching Series will focus on preparing Audit Committee for Post-COVID19 audit, with speakers from Deloitte Risk Advisory.
With so many changes to business in times of COVID-19, how do directors remain compliant to governance requirements for audit – and how will practices for Audit Committee shift post-COVID19? Join LeadWomen's Board Coaching with Cheryl Khor & Anthony Tai.

Cheryl Khor, a Partner of Deloitte’s Malaysia Risk Advisory & APAC Operational Risk Leader has more than 20 years of experience covering financial, operational and internal audits. She currently leads the risk advisory practice in Malaysia, Cambodia and Myanmar.

Anthony is an Executive Director attached to Deloitte’s Risk Advisory division. Anthony leads the Extended Enterprise Risk Management, Assurance and Cyber Risk service lines in Deloitte Malaysia. He has over 20 years’ experience in professional services and, in particular, risk advisory and assurance. Anthony specialises in internal, IT and cyber security assessments and reviews, corporate governance and business processes reviews, risk management and large scale programme and project risk management 

Topic: Preparing Audit Committee for Post-COVID19 Audit
Date: 5 May 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 9.00 AM – 11.00 AM
Fee: RM 50 (+ SST)

*This event is open to LeadWomen members only
Virtual Board Simulation
The Virtual Board Simulation
THE VIRTUAL BOARD SIMULATION will provide an immersive experience into the real-life challenges of boards - both technical and people skills. Experienced board directors and facilitators will observe the simulation & provide constructive feedback to further enhance the learning.

Dates: 13 & 14 May 2020 (Wednesday & Thursday)
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Fee: RM 1,050 (Member) / RM 1,200 (Non-Member) + SST

13 May 2020
9.00 - 10.00 AM  : Preparing for Board Meeting Coaching Session
10.00 - 10.20 AM : Break
10.20 - 11.00 AM : Board Simulation Briefing and Q&A
11.00 AM - 12.00 PM : Clarity Meeting with CFO on Business Case

14 May 2020
9.00 - 10.00 AM  : The Board Simulation
10.00 - 10.30 AM : Break
10.30 - 11.15 AM : Special Guest Speaker
11.15 AM - 12.00 PM : Board Simulation Post-Mortem

*Delegates will receive personalized feedback on Board Simulation performance

Board Opportunity
LeadWomen is looking for candidates for a public-listed General Insurance company. The ideal candidate will have either of the following functional experience in the Financial Services industry:
  • Audit
  • Risk Management
  • Governance
  • Technology

For more information, reach out to us at with your CV and profile.
Women In Leadership (WIL) 2020
Our Women in Leadership 2020 kicked-off virtually for the first time!

Despite the physical distance between us, our virtual sessions have been filled with energy and engagement! We managed to run an online induction, a day of online group mentoring with our WIL mentors and a 2-day online group coaching session. It was a new and exciting experience for all and definitely showed us that online training is great possibility. 

Special thanks to our delegates, speakers, mentors and coaches for joining us on this new adventure, we thank you for your support as we venture into this new territory. 
ItsNotOk?! Survey
We need your help!

This survey helps us better understand harassment in Corporate Malaysia and what steps organizations have in place to address it. Your honest feedback would help us with more accurate statistics. All responses are anonymous.

The information we receive will be analyzed and presented at our LeadWomen Conference this year titled  It'sNotOK?! 2.0

There is also an option to run this as an in-house survey for individual organizations. Please contact if interested.
COVID-19 Impact Entrepreneurs Survey

Despite a growing number of initiatives and resources made available to promote and develop women’s entrepreneurship, gender inequalities in entrepreneurship still exist. Now, with the rapid, global spread of COVID-19, the positive developments in closing the gender gap in entrepreneurship could be threatened.

Support UN Women in addressing the effects of COVID-19 on women entrepreneurs.
if you are owners and senior managers of the following organizations, please fill in our 10-15 minute survey: 
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises (both men-led and women-led businesses)
  • Accelerators, incubators or other entrepreneur support providers
  • Investors targeting SMEs
  • Other relevant organizations (e.g. policymakers, finance institutions)

The survey data will be used for designing, implementing and scaling gender-smart toolkits targeted at entrepreneurs and accelerator programs in both Asia and the EU. Additionally, the data will be used as input for the issues brief ‘Gender-smart entrepreneurship’ to be published by UN Women.
What benefits will I receive?
As a member of LeadWomen, you will enjoy benefits such as
  • Invitations to our LeadWomen events, conferences and training
  • Invitations for Power Lunch with key Board Stakeholders
  • e-News and updates
  • Preferential board positioning
  • Invitations to group board coaching sessions

For more information or to renew your membership for the year 2020, please email
Calendar of Events & Programmes 2020
LeadWomen Virtual Board Coaching Series: Preparing Audit Committee for Post-COVID19 Audit with Cheryl Khor & Anthony Tai, Deloitte Risk Advisory
13 & 14 MAY
LeadWomen Virtual Board Simulation
For enquiries, email