TalentCorp backs Wanita MyWIRA initiative to boost female workforce participation

TalentCorp to create centralised data repository for women in workforce.

WAN AHMAD  ATARMIZI
WAN AHMAD ATARMIZI
05 Mar 2024 03:54pm
Steven Sim (middle), Human Resource Ministry's vice secretary general (Operations) Datuk Norison Ramli and Thomas Mathew during the inaugural of the Wanita MyWira programme hosted by TalentCorp earlier today.
Steven Sim (middle), Human Resource Ministry's vice secretary general (Operations) Datuk Norison Ramli and Thomas Mathew during the inaugural of the Wanita MyWira programme hosted by TalentCorp earlier today.
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PETALING JAYA - Talent Corporation Malaysia (TalentCorp) is playing a key role in the Human Resource Ministry's Wanita MyWIRA initiative, a programme designed to increase women's participation in the workforce under the Madani economic framework.

Human Resources Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong highlighted TalentCorp's strategic position in promoting Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI) to achieve a higher Female Labour Force Participation Rate (FLFPR).

"We lack data on women leaving and re-entering the workforce.

"Accurate information is crucial to support them.

"Wanita MyWIRA, led by TalentCorp, will enhance women's position and strengthen cooperation between agencies under KESUMA," he said before inauguring the Wanita MyWira programme hosted by TalentCorp.

Aligned with the Madani economic framework, the initiative includes programmes such as the extended Tax Incentive Programme for Returning to Work (until 2027).

TalentCorp will also advocate for DEI values and work-life balance practices to attract skilled women and working parents.

TalentCorp CEO Thomas Mathew reiterated their commitment to supporting women and unlocking their potential within the Madani Economy.

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"Wanita MyWIRA will leverage the MyNext platform to create a centralised data repository for women in the workforce.

"We'll also strengthen Industry-Academia Collaboration (IAC) and support women's initiatives as mandated by the Minister.

"Digitising data empowers women's initiatives," he said.

Thomas stressed collaboration across ministries, the private sector, and academia.

"We all need to work together to achieve this goal," he added.

The Wanita MyWIRA launch coincided with TalentCorp's International Women's Day celebration, featuring a Women's Career Convention.

The career event showcased companies with Flexible Work Arrangements (FWAs) and provided resources for career advancement.

TalentCorp aims to engage over 1,000 participants with diverse backgrounds, collaborating with companies like Hiredly, Kiddocare, ManagedCare, and more, to make the Women's Career Convention a success.