KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 – Prince Court Medical Centre, an award-winning and internationally accredited quaternary hospital, celebrated International Women’s Day 2023 in collaboration with 30% Club Malaysia by hosting a series of talks presented by distinguished speakers and leading specialists.
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year to mark the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women globally, while raising awareness about the ongoing struggle for gender equality.
This year’s theme, #EmbraceEquity, is a call to action to work towards a world where everyone has the same opportunities, regardless of gender.
“At Prince Court Medical Centre, we are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare. That’s why we are proud to partner with the 30% Club, a global organisation that promotes gender diversity in leadership positions,” said Cindy Choe, chief executive officer of Prince Court Medical Centre.
“I am pleased to share that we have made significant progress in promoting gender diversity in our own leadership and workforce. Currently, over 70 per cent of our senior leadership positions are held by women, and almost 40 per cent of our consultants are female.
“We understand the importance of gender diversity in health care leadership, and we are proud to have made strides in this area. But our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion goes beyond gender diversity. We recognise the importance of creating a supportive ecosystem that nurtures diversity and promotes inclusion in all its forms.
“We are dedicated to providing our employees with ongoing education and training opportunities that promote cultural competence and understanding, and we strive to create a work environment where all individuals feel valued and respected,” she added.
The Malaysian chapter of the 30% Club was launched in May 2015 with the aim of improving diversity on Malaysian corporate boards and senior management. Through its activities, 30% Club Malaysia aims to activate the chairpersons and CEOs to be visible in adopting diversity, equity and inclusion best practices in their organisations as well as engage wider stakeholders with market influence.
To increase women’s participation in boards, the 30% Club Malaysia works alongside regulators and builds an ecosystem of corporations to accelerate diversity, equity and inclusion, driving sustainable corporate growth.