The Women Icons Summit is a thought leadership, networking and recognition platform that celebrates and honours the accomplishments and contributions of women who have excelled in different spheres of life. In this list of recognition, the CEO of Universal Business Academy (UBA), Dr. Shirley Tan Sie Ling was presented the Women Icons Malaysia award at a glittering ceremony hosted in Kuala Lumpur.
Dr. Shirley was among a total of 19 Women Achievers from Malaysia representing a diverse category of professions and sectors who were recognised at the inaugural Women Icons Malaysia Summit & Awards.
Conceptualised and hosted by Singapore-headquartered Business Excellence and Research Group Pte Ltd (BERG), the event is part of a continuing initiative following the success of the Asian Women Icons Summit & Awards in Singapore in 2017.
Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir was the Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker at the occasion. She called upon women achievers to step up and become role models for the younger generation.
With over 20 years of experience in the education sector, Dr. Shirley has gone from being an educator to being a successful entrepreneur. UBA was established with a mission to make the international education programmes affordable to all learners. To date, UBA has more than 2,000 students from all over the world who have matriculated in their programmes and have successfully accumulated their internationally recognised programmes. Currently, Dr. Shirley has also successfully established her UBA institution at the Philippines and Indonesia.
Women Icons aim to celebrate and acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of women trailblazers in Malaysia who have excelled in different spheres of life as they take on multiple roles in society, boardrooms or at home that make a significant difference. Winners of the award came from a broad spectrum of areas such as Education, Banking & Finance, Healthcare & Wellness and Personal Grooming to name just a few.