Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s Celebrates International Women’s Day with Team Members

March 19, 2019


Fifty-plus of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) team members dressed in purple, white and green (2019 IWD colours) and enjoyed a walk around the lush 50-acre Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) park to mark the recent International Women’s Day (IWD). The stroll was followed by a casual high tea for team members to mingle, bond and celebrate the occasion.

The Centre focused on being loud and proud on this special day and themed their activities, including specially crafted food and beverage and décor, to match the 2019 IWD theme. All digital screens around the venue also displayed a celebratory message marking IWD.

According to the Centre’s Director of Global Business Development & Marketing, Angeline van den Broecke, “It was great to see such an excellent turnout from our team members to mark this special day. As an organisation, we are committed to celebrating Malaysia’s cultural diversity and demonstrating this through equal representation across the workforce.”  

She continued, “Celebrating IWD is a wonderful way to pay tribute to women we admire and respect all around the world, and also to those present in our daily lives who are actively driving initiatives and forums in this regard. #BalanceforBetter is a very appropriate theme this year as there is such a universal need for more active adoption of gender balance and for us to acknowledge initiatives that have brought important issues to the fore such as #MeToo and #TimesUp. We all need to find ways to assist in contributing to awareness and education on equality, in the workplace, and in social and domestic environments.”

Echoing van den Broecke’s comments, the Centre’s Director of Human Resources, Muhammad Vickneswaran shared that, “We constantly strive to be an ‘Employer of Choice’ and our main focus is and always will be on the growth and professional development of our team members. We believe an inclusive and diverse workplace environment is essential to our success and this is why we have great gender balance in our organisation. Currently we have 119 women (38% of the total organisation), of which 80 (67%) hold executive to senior managerial positions despite residing in an industry that is often perceived as male dominated.”

He added, “We can certainly do more. For example, we have just completed a review of our employee behaviour policies and regularly conduct internal training on workplace ethics. We also have active mentoring and coaching programmes to provide avenues for employees to provide support to colleagues. Ultimately, we want to create safe spaces for all our team members to flourish.”

International Women's Day provides an important opportunity to showcase commitment to women's equality, launch new initiatives and action, celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness, and highlight gender parity gains and more. For more information visit - https://www.internationalwomensday.com/.

Add new comment

Partner Voices
HERE, hosting responsible meetings and caring for our communities are top priorities. Through its 'Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet' philosophy, MGM Resorts commits to creating a more sustainable future, while striving to make an impact in the lives of employees, guests, and the communities in which it operates. Water Stewardship Efforts MGM Resorts understands the importance of using water efficiently, especially in the desert destination of Las Vegas. Conserving water has always been part of the mission, but MGM Resorts has expanded its ambition into water stewardship. In 2022, MGM Resorts President and CEO Bill Hornbuckle signed the CEO Water Mandate—a UN Global Compact initiative mobilizing business leaders to advance water stewardship. MGM Resorts International was the first gaming company to take this important step. MGM Resorts replaced 200,000 square feet of real grass with drought-tolerant landscaping in Las Vegas. MGM Resorts pledges to reduce water withdrawal intensity by 33% by 2025 and by 35% by 2030. From 2007-2021, use of more than 5.6 billion gallons of water was avoided because of conservation efforts. Caring for One Another MGM Resorts’ Food Donations Program collects and preserves unserved food from conventions held at MGM Resorts properties, then safely donates to food insecure people in the community. Since the program’s launch in 2016, more than 3.7 million meals toward a 2025 goal of 5 million meals have been donated into the community. Donations include: Unserved perishable prepared foods from events Perishable unprepared food from MGM Resorts’ kitchens Nonperishable food items from minibars and warehouses The collaboration with Southern Nevada’s primary food bank, Three Square, has developed the infrastructure needed to safely collect, transport, and store food from MGM Resorts properties in Las Vegas, reducing food waste while serving the community. Fostering Diversity and Inclusion To MGM Resorts, a diverse and talented workforce is essential to success. By cultivating innovative strategies that consider multiple perspectives and viewpoints, the company creates an inclusive workplace culture that benefits its employees and community. MGM Resorts takes pride in being a welcoming home for veterans, individuals with disabilities, people from diverse backgrounds, LGBTQ+ community members, and more. This commitment to inclusion is reflected in the company's recruitment and hiring practices and its social responsibility initiatives. From the workplace to the community, MGM Resorts' commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion remains unwavering, and its efforts continue to create a more equitable and sustainable world for all. MGM Resorts understands its responsibility to contribute to the social and economic progress of the communities in which it operates. HERE, we embrace humanity.