Last night saw a unique moment in Myanmar’s history. Over 130 of Myanmar’s leading women joined the Women of Vision Gala 2019 to share a common vision for women, together with the guest of honor Dr Anna Sui Hluan, wife of Vice President Henry Van Thio, and the night’s host and organiser Pyit Thiri Thaw, founder of the Myanmar Women Leaders Program and Myanmar Certified Training Centers.
The evening quickly picked up energy. After Dr Anna Sui Hluan’s inspiring speech the singer Zaw Paing and Anna’s own sister, the singer Sone Thin Par, took the stage and got the whole room on their feet and even up on the stage. In fact, the Emcee’s had to step in to move the program forward, so vibrant was the energy. Other speeches held through out the night included Pyit Thiri Thaw sharing the vision of the Myanmar Women Leaders program and the importance to not only look at ourselves but to help women on all levels in society, to empower them and together improve the country. Dr. Win Min Thit, the first internationally certified neurology physician in Myanmar, touched upon the need to inspire others to lead and that leadership is not a position and you need to work for tomorrow. Dr Mya Lay Sein, current Deputy Minister for Health and Sports for Myanmar and also a former badminton player, emphasised on her vision of keeping the door open to give support and not forget the positive benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
The main sponsor of the evening AIA and the CEO Nhon Ly, shared their message of Healthier, Longer, Better Lives through out the night as well as their vision as they start their operations this year. The final speaker, Dulwich’s Lorna Wilson, shared her vision and insights in how education plays a pivotal role in shaping the women of today and opens endless opportunities.
The beautiful and inspiring evening was supported by AIA, Rosewood Yangon, Dulwich College Yangon, Alpine and Volvo Cars Myanmar.
The first Women of Vision Gala 2019 ended on a positive and energetic note as a stepping stone for Myanmar women as they together and united look forward to arranging the first International Women’s Congress under the Myanmar Women Leaders Program.
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