Asian Development Bank to Host “IgniteTalks” on June 26

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will present the Ignite Talks on June 26 in the afternoon, with the topic “Women in Leadership: The Journey of Becoming,” in collaboration with Ignite Cambodia.

Ms Sunniya Durrani-Jamal, ADB Country Director for Cambodia, will offer the opening keynote speech in order to inspire more women to take on leadership roles in Cambodia.

Female leadership, as well as gender equality, is important for speeding achievements in five areas: economic empowerment, human development, leadership, poverty reduction, and resilience to external shocks, according to the ADB.

The online event, which also features other important female leaders and entrepreneurs, shows ADB’s commitment to gender equality, as outlined in the Country Partnership Strategy 2019-2023 for Cambodia, according to an ADB release.

The topic of the 2021 International Women’s Day commemoration is Women in Leadership. H.E. Sorita Kong, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, will also speak at the occasion along with H.E. Chhunhak The, Director General of Gender Equality and Economic Development; Ms Vichekal Tema, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Phnom Penh Capital Administration; Ms Aphivath Keat, CEO and Founder, Thyrada Co., Ltd.; Ms Kounila Keo, Managing Partner, Mekhala Radiant Communication; Ms Lida Loem, Co-Founder, SHE Investment; Ms Pisey Khun, CEO and Founder, Workingna; Ms Kokneang Neng, CEO, Kokopon; Ms Sreylin Meng, CEO and Co-Founder, Smart Farm Assistance.

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