On March 26, Khieu Mealy, Partner at SokSiphana&associates (a member of ZICO Law) gave a motivational speech at the 6th Asia Women Leaders Program (AWLP) on “Elevating Women’s Leadership in International and Corporate Law and Voice in National Legal Reforms in Cambodia” at Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh.
The Asia Women Leaders Program (AWLP) is a program aiming to close the significant gaps in women’s leadership in Asia–Pacific, specifically tailoring towards senior women government officials who are in the leadership positions to improve their skills, knowledge, networks, and confidence. Many inspirational speakers are invited from the public and private sectors to share their experiences and knowledge on how to capture opportunities and overcome challenges while advancing to leadership positions in the male-dominated sectors.
For the first time, Cambodia hosted the AWLP organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs of Cambodia. The program targets 24 senior women government officials across a wide spectrum of Ministries in Cambodia focusing on:
- Emphasizing the connections between women’s leadership, gender gaps and inclusive growth in Cambodia;
- Improving confidence and skills for communication, negotiation and coalition building to influence decision-making;
- Providing an opportunity for senior women government officials to form an AWLP-Cambodia network;
- Enabling learning from inspirational Cambodian women leaders who will share their personal experiences and insights; and,
- Providing training-of-trainers to a select group of Master Trainers to ensure the sustainability of women’s leadership training at national and provincial levels in Cambodia.
Mealy remarked during her speech, “My takeaway message to all women in both private and public sectors is that there is no shortcut to success. Success requires hard work and teamwork. Like the African proverb, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’”
For more information on AWLP, please visit https://www.adb.org/