Saturday, February 24

Women’s Corner

Taylor Swift: Chart-Topping Artist Turned Billionaire Mogul
Entertainment, Women’s Corner

Taylor Swift: Chart-Topping Artist Turned Billionaire Mogul

This year, Taylor Swift, at just 33 years old, achieved a milestone that many artists can only dream of—she joined the exclusive club of pop billionaires. A recent analysis by Bloomberg traces Swift's journey to this lofty status, attributing it to her prolific songwriting, savvy negotiations around streaming, and the strategic move to re-record her initial six albums—a shrewd decision that elevated her standing while other musicians faced industry challenges. Swift's financial triumph received a significant boost from the blockbuster Eras Tour, reportedly contributing $4.3 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product this year. Forbes earlier projected that the initial 52 U.S. tour dates could gross $620 million, with Taylor potentially earning $500 million. With additional U.S. and...
TusStar Asia-Pacific Director Ravenna Chen Named Among Forbes China’s 100 Most Influential
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TusStar Asia-Pacific Director Ravenna Chen Named Among Forbes China’s 100 Most Influential

Ms. Ravenna Chen Yaohui, the Director of TusStar Asia-Pacific The "2023 Forbes China 100 Most Influential Chinese Selection" awards ceremony was held on October 27th in Shanghai. Among the distinguished honourees, Ms. Ravenna Chen Yaohui, who serves as the Director of TusStar Asia-Pacific, was honoured in the 'Growth Potential' category. This category is designated to commend exceptional individuals, and it necessitates that the companies represented by the honorees possess a valuation surpassing 100 million RMB or demonstrate a revenue generation exceeding 50 million RMB. She has expressed her commitment to further empowering technology companies and fostering a robust science and innovation ecosystem. Her objective is to facilitate the exchange and cooperation of scientif...
Major Breakthrough in Cervical Cancer Treatment Celebrated as the Most Significant in Two Decades
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Major Breakthrough in Cervical Cancer Treatment Celebrated as the Most Significant in Two Decades

A groundbreaking development in the treatment of cervical cancer has emerged, with scientists hailing it as the most significant breakthrough in two decades. Their approach involves administering a course of affordable existing drugs before standard radiotherapy treatment. During the ESMO medical conference, trial results were unveiled, indicating that this approach reduced the risk of women dying from cervical cancer or experiencing a cancer recurrence by 35%. Cancer Research UK, which financed the research, described the results as "remarkable" and anticipates that medical clinics will soon adopt this treatment protocol for patients. Cervical cancer affects numerous women annually, particularly those in their early 30s, in the UK. Despite improvements in radiotherapy care, can...
Harveen Kaur Becomes the First Malaysian Beauty Queen to Scale Mount Kilimanjaro
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Harveen Kaur Becomes the First Malaysian Beauty Queen to Scale Mount Kilimanjaro

Datin Harveen Kaur has etched her name in history as the first Malaysian beauty queen to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak in Africa. Harveen Kaur, 44, achieved the feat on Sept 24 this year, reaching the Uhuru peak which stands at 5,895 metres above sea level. “I aspire to contribute to the empowerment of women of all generations, encouraging them to have faith in their abilities. Together, we can muster the courage to recognise and unlock our boundless potential,” she told Bernama when asked to reflect on her achievement. The Malaysia Book of Records has duly recognised her extraordinary achievement and will honour her with a certificate for the national record of being the ‘First Beauty Queen to Summit Mount Kilimanjaro’. The certification presentation is sched...
38.8% of decision-making roles are occupied by women in public sector
Women’s Corner

38.8% of decision-making roles are occupied by women in public sector

Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri has reported that women currently occupy 38.8 percent of decision-making roles within the public sector. However, she noted that the goal of achieving 30 percent representation for women in similar positions within the private and corporate sectors has not yet been reached. This topic was a focal point during the inaugural meeting of the National Women and Family Council (MWKN) for the year, which took place on October 19. During the meeting, discussions also centered on strategies and initiatives aimed at encouraging women to reenter the workforce, with the aim of fulfilling the 60 percent female workforce participation target outlined in the Madani Economic Framework. "If we were to compare with Singapore, the number of working women there is over...
Oscar-winning actress Michelle Yeoh has been elected to the International Olympic Committee
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Oscar-winning actress Michelle Yeoh has been elected to the International Olympic Committee

Malaysia's very own Oscar-winning actor, Michelle Yeoh, has achieved a remarkable feat by securing a seat on the International Olympic Committee. This achievement comes on the heels of her historic win as the first Asian woman to claim an Academy Award for her outstanding performance in "Everything Everywhere All at Once." With an impressive vote of 67 in favor, nine against, and one abstention, Michelle Yeoh was elected as one of the eight new members on the final day of the 141st IOC session held in Mumbai, India. As the news of her election was announced, an emotional Michelle Yeoh stood up, placing her hand over her heart in a gesture of gratitude. She, along with the other newly elected members, then solemnly took the Olympic oath. Yeoh, a dynamic 61-year-old, who has be...
Economist Claudia Goldin wins Nobel Prize
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Economist Claudia Goldin wins Nobel Prize

Credit: Bloomberg The work of Harvard economist Claudia Goldin, who has studied the gender pay gap, has been recognized with the economics Nobel Prize. Goldin, 77, received recognition for her studies demonstrating that, despite having greater levels of education, women get paid less than males on average, and that the majority of the discrepancy appears after motherhood. “This year’s Laureate in the Economic Sciences, Claudia Goldin, provided the first comprehensive account of women’s earnings and labour market participation through the centuries,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said. “Her research reveals the causes of change, as well as the main sources of the remaining gender gap.” After Elinor Ostrom in 2009 and Esther Duflo in 2019, Goldin is the third woman to...
Jennaira Holdings – The Vision of Dato Sri Azlina
Business, Innovation/ Technology, Leadership, Lifestyle, The IKON, Women’s Corner

Jennaira Holdings – The Vision of Dato Sri Azlina

Dato Seri Azlina Hanim the founder of Jennaira Holding, which has various business chains as well as other items such as drinks, food, yoghurt ice cream, health products, and several more enterprises. The brand features a hijab fashion line that was debuted earlier this year at an open house event in June. Many celebrities and prestigious people are expected to attend the event. We got a chance to celebrate the success of the fashion line during our IKON Brand Awards 2022, where Jennaira Holdings won the title of IKON Top Fashion Industry. The award acknowledges the innovative factors of the brand and the way the company has set its vision in a sustainable manner meeting consumer needs and community awareness initiatives. Aweera and Farawahida, two vocalists, enthralled the crowd at t...