It really does. Each and everyday I get the opportunity to interact with amazing women.
Recently, some of you would have seen me introduce Wei Ying to you all on Facebook. I’m so excited that Ying has joined me at Platform of Women, and has taken to the journey like a duck takes to water. While searching hard for an accounting role, whereby she can utilize her academic skills and knowledge, she spends time researching amazing stories for women, about women.
I asked Ying to write her own introduction – I wanted her to share her story. When you meet Ying, please don’t be fooled by her quiet demeanor. She may be quiet, but she is certainly an achiever.
Here is Ying’s own introduction – (I would love you to take a few minutes to drop by and welcome her…CaAtherine…x)
Leaving my Malaysian home for the first time, I arrived in Melbourne on the 19 February, 2011 to begin a whole new journey. Little did I realize where that journey would take me.
I came to Melbourne to further my university studies and complete my Accounting degree, while gaining more life experience. I wanted to experience this new world as part of my growing process, while learning to become independent.
I never imagined, that through my studies and time at uni, would I meet so many remarkable people; I would have never encountered these people if I had remained in Malaysia. I got the opportunity to meet new friends from around the world. Also helping me develop were the amazing mentors and advisers; many will never know that even the smallest of interactions can leave a lasting impression and does matter.
Without a doubt the highlight of my time at uni was, while serving as President of ENACTUS I got to travel to the ENACTUS World Cup, in Washington DC. It definitely opened up my eyes to different perspectives and attitudes. The most important piece of iknowledge I left this competition with is, is that life is about giving back.
After finishing my studies I was fortunate enough to be invited to join CaAtherine at Platform of Women (PoW). I have to admit I knew I was looking to get involved with positive and inspiring people, but wasn’t sure how I was going to go about it. Now I am on board at Platform I cannot wait to see it grow even more – and be able to ‘share the love’ with women around the world, and be part of the team that creates a connection between successful and inspirational women and women who may be slightly hesitant to share their stories.
Through Platform of Women I want to be able to tell all women that if I can do what I love, they can too!