Corporate Ventures

A corporate venture investor, investing in & nurturing innovative technologies via an innovation and ventures arm in one of Asia’s largest multinational conglomerates.

Having pioneered a venture capital spin-off unit, Sarah is now tasked to build the company’s version of “Google X” via external ventures, corporate incubation and acceleration.

Community Leader

Co-Founder of Asia Women Circle that independently drives Lean In Malaysia, championing the #leanin movement in Asia – a platform to educate, enable and empower women to harness their full potential. In Jan 2016, Sarah was appointed Regional Leader by Sheryl Sandberg.

Speaker & Presenter

A media personality (professional moderator and presenter) particularly focused in the sphere of Women & Business.

What next, Sarah?
Women in International Trade

https://wiit.org/events/capitalizing-innovation-good-bad-ugly-2-6-17/

Date: 6th February 2017

Time: 4pm

Venue: UPS Public Affairs Office, Pennsylvania Avenue

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) based in Washington, DC, works to promote the professional development of women in international trade and business and to raise public awareness of the importance of international trade to economic development.

Drawing upon her venture capital spin-off experience and new endeavors in a group-wide roll out in spurring corporate innovation, Sarah will speak about the need to capitalize on innovation, with a unique view on the ecosystem in emerging markets such as Malaysia. Sarah will also touch upon women in leadership as co-founder of the independently run, women-empowerment platform, Lean In Malaysia and Regional Leader of Lean In Asia as appointed by Sheryl Sandberg (COO, Facebook). 

Build your ecosystem: the power of peer support

85% of members credit circles for bringing about positive change in their life– and this year, to address our two key goals of advancing women into leadership and encouraging women to return to the workforce, our theme will be focused on building the community ecosystem. Women succeed when the ecosystem supports their choices — and the power of peer support is core to that.
So to kick-off our year differently this 2017, we are incubating Circles – within corporates, within different regions across Malaysia to create a multiplier effect of women progressing together, we reach out to build our #leanincommunity!
Date: 25th February 2017
Time: 10am
Venue: Mindvalley, Menara UOA Bangsar
Sign up on www.leaninmalaysia.com!
Asia Pacific Young BPW Symposium

http://youngbpw-international.org/about/

Business and Professional Women, BPW International for short, develops the professional, leadership and business of women on all levels through advocacy, mentoring, networking, skill building and our economic empowerment programs and projects around the world. BPW International is one of the largest international networks world-wide and has one of the most influential international networks of business and professional women with affiliates in 90 countries on 5 continents.

 

Sarah will be speaking about Spurring Corporate Intrapreneurship & Extrapreneurship.

Past Engagements
The Venture Capital backdrop: "Funding to the next level"

Topic: What is the current backdrop for funding across Malaysia, Southeast Asia?

Other speakers:
Dzuleira Abu Bakar, CEO, Cradle Seed Ventures William Du, CEO, Ingenious Syed Hazim, Principal, Tuas Capital (KAF)

Digi Challenge for Change 2016

The Digi Challenge for Change is an open and inclusive programme and competition for Malaysians to contribute ideas for mobile applications that benefit society.

The mission for Season 7 is Building Mobile First Solutions for Social Impact.

Click here to find out more!

http://www.digi.com.my/empower/digicfc/

Connecting Founders
Connecting Founders is a Bangkok-based organization focused on promoting women-led businesses in Southeast Asia. Their goal is to inspire women entrepreneurs to dream big and be at the forefront of their industries, and encourage a women-supporting-women movement in the region.

Topic: Marketing for Start-ups – a killer marketing & PR strategy on a budget

Opened by his Excellency, Mr. Karel HartoghAmbassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Thailand , we discussed Marketing for Start-ups – how to craft a killer marketing strategy on a budget with: Pattamon Mekavarakul, Vice President of Cape Dara Resort; Karin Lohitnavy, Founder of MIDAS PR.
 
Full write up here: 
Lean In Women Empowerment Regional Conference
The Regional Leaders Program is a pilot designed to celebrate and support top Leaders who run large Lean In Circles and Chapters. Regional Leaders are Circle pros who have championed Lean In at their companies and in their local communities, and are central to our mission to empower all women to achieve their ambitions.
 
In Jan 2016, Sarah was selected by Sheryl Sandberg as Regional Leader, where she intends to champion the movement across Asia – which touches more than 300,000 in the community.
ASEAN Women In Politics Conference
Topic: 
How do we tap into the digital economy as a route to increase participation of women in politics?
 
Speakers:

H.E Mona Ouk, FUNCINPEC Cambodia
Ibu Tatyana, Parti Demokrasi Indonesia

Datuk Heng Sai Kee, Msia Chinese Association
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GREAT Sarawak
Speakers:
Low Ngai Yuen, President, Kakiseni Nor Aizah, CEO, MADCAT Azlynda Jawawi, CEO, Wijasa Media Dayang Lily, CEO, Alim Consultancy
In The Media
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