Women on Boards (WoB) is aiming to expanding their mandate.
The non-profit non-Governmental Organization was formed with the aim to instill more women in boards of various companies across the Maldives.
The President and the Vice President of WoB met Home Minister Azleen Ahmed, to brief the Minister on the changes made to their memorandum of association. The new amendments to the memorandum include promoting women in social sector organizations, in public governance and in providing social services. With this amendment, WoB will now work towards both economic and social empowerment of women in the Maldives.
The Minister noted that it was imperative that such changes must be made to increase female participation in leadership roles of both corporate and public sectors. He further thanked WoB for their initiative to expand the role of women in all sectors of the country and encouraged the NGO to push ahead with their mandate.
The NGO in the past week also recognized exceptional women in various fields. State Minister at Ministry of Home Affairs, Fathimath Shireen Abdullah was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in Public Governance. Shareefa Anisa Barakba, founder of MIBS Resources and herbal consultant, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Corporate Governance. This is the first time the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to a foreign individual.
The following awards were given out as well: