In celebration of International Women’s Day earlier this month, Aurelius Healthcare recently hosted a groundbreaking panel discussion featuring all female doctors and a special guest. The event aimed to address some of the most pressing issues facing women in the healthcare industry today.
Held at the prestigious Aurelius Hospital Nilai, the panel was composed of four esteemed doctors in the field, including Psychiatrist Dr. Malini Elangovan, Paediatrician Dr. Fadzlina Binti Abdul Aziz, Breast and Endocrine Surgeon Dr. Nurul Nadia Binti Jamaluddin, and Emergency Medical Officer Dr. Evelyn Marie. The event also welcomed Tun Jeanne Abdullah, Chairman of TRC Synergy Bhd, as the Guest of Honour.
The discussion covered a wide range of topics, including the challenges faced by women in the healthcare industry, juggling careers and families, and the importance of workplace equality. The panel also emphasized the need for women to take an active role in managing their physical and mental health.
Dato’ Amir Firdaus Abdullah, Group Managing Director and Chairman of Aurelius Healthcare, expressed his pride in supporting the advancement of women in the healthcare industry. “By hosting this event, we proudly advocate for our female doctors and women everywhere. Therefore, it is necessary to create a space where all women can share their work experiences and provide mutual support.”
The panel of doctors echoed Dato’ Amir’s sentiments and emphasized the importance of women advocating for themselves in the healthcare system. Although women in Malaysia have equal rights to education, employment, and career advancement, the panelists agreed that women must ensure their voices are heard and their contributions are acknowledged.
The discussion also explored the challenges women face in balancing their work and home responsibilities. The doctors emphasized the importance of setting clear expectations and planning ahead to achieve their goals without exhausting themselves. They also stressed the need for women to prioritize their physical and mental health and highlighted the benefits of self-care.
The panelists concluded the event with a call to action for women to focus on their mental and physical well-being, advocating for themselves in the workplace, and supporting one another in their personal and professional lives.
Since its inception in the 1900s, International Women’s Day has grown into a global celebration of the power of women and a reminder of the work that remains until gender equality is achieved in every aspect of public and private life. Aurelius Healthcare’s all-female panel discussion is a testament to the industry’s commitment to advancing women’s rights and empowering female healthcare professionals.
The event was a resounding success, serving as a beacon of hope for women across Malaysia and beyond.