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WHAT HAVE PEOPLE SAID
I knew who I was as a person, a daughter, a citizen, an activist, a worker and a friend - but who I as a woman? Despite personal progress and development I felt handicapped by my gender. I hated it when my father brought up the issue of marriage because it felt like I was being forced to 'settle down' and 'bear babies'. Was my worth equal only to my looks, my fertility and marriageable prospects? What I found in this workshop is not so much the answers to my questions but a new understanding of what it means to be a woman. My most profound experience was when I found my ideas of my own sex appeal, attractiveness, intelligence and strength chalenged—but where I expected to fight and defend, I found that there was no need for that. I am perfect, whole and complete the way that I am. I did not have to change to be the woman that I want to be, I simply had to embrace the woman that I am.
There is a magical alchemy when quietly powerful women get together to connect, commune and celebrate each other. It is like discovering unexpected new treasures and, at the same time, finding our way home again. The Women's Empowerment Workshop is an extraordinary platform for this to happen. There are not many spaces in this world where women can be seen for who we truly are and for all we can become. It has given me a deep feeling of completeness to have found such a rare and sacred haven for the woman I am!
I grew up thinking that women are competitors, that as a woman I can’t expect support from other women. The harder I tried to be the confident woman I envisioned the more exhausted I felt. For everything I wanted to do and become, there was always that voice in me that gave me every reason why I couldn’t. It was a revelation to me in the Women’s Empowerment Workshop that other women felt the same way, that all of us had the same struggles and that we could therefore be sisters. That was my breakthrough because I then decided that, like everyone else, I could step up, and by doing so empower others to do the same. I have since started a beauty business which has become my way of supporting and empowering women—my way of thanking them for empowering me. That business has led recently to my being conferred the Golden Phoenix Award 2018 for Excellent Entrepreneurship by the Asia Excellent Entrepreneur Federation.
Dr. Joel Martin
Upcoming Woman Empowerment Workshop:
11th - 13th January 2019
Day 1 - Friday
6pm - 7pm Registration
7pm - 11pm (approx)
Day 2 - Saturday
10am - 11pm (approx)
Day 3 - Sunday
10am - 8pm (approx)
89-P1.1, Block H, Jaya One, 72A, Jalan Universiti, 46200, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
RM850.00 (per Person)
RM2200.00 (Group of 3)
Monday - Friday | 10:00 - 18:00
+603 7955 2998