08 Jul 2013 12:00:00 AM

Life At Work Awards: 11th Women's Summit 2013

The Life at Work Awards recognises and celebrates the top three employers with leading workplace strategies that demonstrate commitment to assist employees achieve better success at work and in their personal lives by promoting diversity, work-life integration and flexible work arrangements.

The Life at Work Awards recognises and celebrates the top three employers with leading workplace strategies that demonstrate commitment to assist employees achieve better success at work and in their personal lives by promoting diversity, work-life integration and flexible work arrangements.As the boundary between home and work blurs, there is a growing need to achieve work-life effectiveness for better productivity and business sense. This inaugural Award calls upon employers to step forward and share their workplace practices that enable their employees to achieve work-life integration, in conjunction with the 11th Women Summit 2013 organised by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development in partnership with Talent Corporation Malaysia (TalentCorp).

Terms & Conditions
All entries will be judged by a panel of experienced judges in the area of diversity & inclusion (70%), as well as taking into account the public’s opinion (30%) on the following:
  • Employer’s commitment to provide a diverse and inclusive workplace with strong evidence of women in decision-making positions

  • Employer’s commitment in supporting flexible work arrangements across the company

  • Employer’s commitment to build parent-friendly practices to enable employees who want to combine successful careers with being a parent.
All applications will be considered and judged purely on the application form and evidence supplied, hence, the need for a strong presentation. Where possible, employers should strengthen their application by including relevant information and evidence such as statistics on take-up of policies, with data updated to 1st July 2013. Shortlisted employers may be contacted to show evidence of the disclosed data and to share the best practices on www.flexWorkLife.my.

Our Judges’ Profile
Dr. Waitchalla R.R.V. Suppiah 
Undersecretary, Policy Division,
Ministry Of Women, Family and Community Development

Dr. Waitchalla is the Undersecretary, Policy Division at the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development. She is involved in the formulation, monitoring and evaluation of policies in relation to development of women, family and the community. In addition, this portfolio also includes conducting research and opinion polls in the same matter. Prior to this post, she was the Undersecretary, National Key Results Area (NKRA), Ministry of Home Affairs which included managing the planning, execution and monitoring of initiatives implemented within the ministry towards reducing crime, one of the key result areas under the Government Transformation Program, a citizen centric effort towards improving public service delivery outcome and enhancing socio-economic growth.

She graduated from the University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree before joining the Malaysian Civil Service as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer in 1989. She has a Masters in Human Resource Management from the George Washington University, USA and a PhD. in Management from University Putra Malaysia.

Dr. Waitchalla has served in a number of ministries and garnered a wide range of experience having served the Ministry of Defence in a number of divisions and as the Head of Corporate Affairs at the Immigration Department. She was also a Trainer and subject matter expert in Change Management, Negotiation, Conflict Management and Crisis Management at the Leadership Centre, National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), and has successfully organized the Civil Service Seminar, an annual flagship event at INTAN.

She has strong organizational, and people skills and has been a working member of the Crime Lab established by the Performance Management Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) under the Prime Minister’s Department to identify and implement innovative initiatives in crime reduction.

Johan Mahmood Merican 
CEO, TalentCorp

Johan Mahmood Merican was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp) since its establishment on 1 January 2011. With Malaysia’s wealth of talent and abundance of opportunities, Johan is confident that through the public and private sectors working closely together, we can address the talent needs of our economic transformation.

Johan was previously the Principal Private Secretary to the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department of Malaysia and has 18 years of experience in policy development, corporate finance and accountancy in both the public and private sectors in Malaysia and the United Kingdom. Trained as a chartered accountant, he holds a first class honours degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Cheryl Lim 
Associate Director, Pemandu

Cheryl Lim is an Associate Director in the Education National Key Economic Area (NKEA) team of the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) at the Prime Minister’s Office. She oversees various entry point projects with a focus on the higher education and special needs education sectors.

Cheryl has more than 13 years experience in providing management consultancy services across financial services, oil and gas and aviation sectors, specialising in change management. Her client profile includes OCBC Bank, RHB, Shell and Petronas to name a few.

Cheryl graduated from the Warwick Business School with a BSc in Management Sciences and also holds an MSc in Organisation Psychology from the London School of Economics. She is the proud mother of a 2 year old boy.

If you require more information, please contact any of the following:

Evelyn Ooi – 019-347-0480
Email: evelyn.ooi@talentcorp.com.my

Chancey Lee Pacheco – 019-360-3743
Email: chancey.lee@talentcorp.com.my