(From left) Dutch Lady head of corporate communications Jad Mahidin, Poise Organic Wellness Studio’s Connie Lim, Yayasan Chow Kit admin executive Nor Farha Ismail, Parveen Yassin, Smart Parents Network Zaid Mohamad, Akido Shudokan Malaysia chief instructor Dr Ramlan Ahmed, Scala director Derwick Chaang and Gullian Wong with items from the high-tea spread. Pic by Sugumaran Suppiah
By C. PREMANANTHINI | firstname.lastname@example.org
KUALA LUMPUR: THE Malaysian Working Mothers Forum (MWMF), a non-profit organisation, is organising a charity high-tea event on Nov 3 for all women.
Sponsored by various corporate companies, the theme for the event is "Fab, Fit and Fresh".
The high-tea will be held at the Carcosa Seri Negara, from 2pm to 6.30pm with a RM85 fee. A host of activities including talks and workshops will be carried out by selected speakers.
The speakers are Datuk Fazley Yaakob, Zaid Mohamad, Dr Ramlan Ahmed from Aikido Shudokan Malaysia, television host Sazzy Falak and her husband, Nash Idrus.
Some of the talks will cover topics on parenting, tips on financial planning for married couples and a short demonstration on self-defence.
There will also be mini-pampering treatments like makeovers, as well as lucky draws.
MWMF was launched by Dutch Lady Malaysia Industries Bhd in February last year as an online forum catering to working mothers.
The network acts as a platform to encourage working mothers with multiple roles to gather as well share their views on the challenges and experience that they faced each day.
MWMF executive director, Parveen Yassin, said the online forum was first set up to unite all working mothers in the country to discuss issues they encounter in their lives.
Parveen said in today's world, most women are pre-occupied and hardly spend time with their families. "As you can see, more and more women are in the workforce. Having to confront and compete in the corporate world, working mothers need to juggle multiple roles and find it hard to manage their time with work and family," she said.
"So this online forum was introduce to be a platform for these women to address the issues that they come across. To become a member of the forum, all they have to do is go to our Facebook page and click the 'like' button."
Parveen added that although the forum emphasises working mothers, women who are single or housewives can also participate.
"So far, we have 3,000 members in the forum and we welcome more to join us.
"Meanwhile, this high-tea event is limited to only the first 100 to register. We welcome spouses and boyfriends to join in for a more harmonious relationship with their womenfolk," she said.
"Part of the collection will go towards to Yayasan Chow Kit, to benefit the street children. We are targeting to raise at least RM3,000."
Parveen said if the response was good, the event could become an annual affair.
To register, visit www.facebook.com/malaysianworkingmothersforum or www.myworkingmothersforum.com. The registration ends this month.
The sponsors for the event are Body Shop Malaysia, Avon Malaysia, Dutch Lady, Scala Bio International Sdn Bhd and Poise Organic Wellness Studio.
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