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How 3 Malaysian Women Made Their Dreams Come True

How 3 Malaysian Women Made Their Dreams Come True

These women show us why every success deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated.

Chandini Del

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Recognized annually on March 8, International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women globally. While women’s contributions should be celebrated all year round, IWD marks an intentional call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

This year’s theme is Embracing Equity, and it aims to get the world talking about why “equal opportunities are no longer enough.” While gender equity should be part of every society’s DNA, it’s important to understand the difference between equity and equality.

This IWD, Casio collaborates with 3 Malaysian women who share their definitions of embracing equity, and why every success deserves celebration and acknowledgement.

Equity vs Equality

Equality is the goal and equity is the means to get there.

Nalisa Alia Amin, freelance plus-size model and body acceptance advocate. 

Equality means each individual or group of people are given the same resources or opportunities. 

Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances, and allocates the resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.

For Nalisa, she saw an opening when the world opened up to her. There was a huge boom of body positivity movements that advocated for the acceptance and celebration of all body types, and she was embraced by a movement that she knew she could, and wanted, to be a part of.

Her boldness then paved the way for modeling, advocating and championing others who were just like her and creating the momentum for plus-size women nationwide to see themselves as beautiful and finally embrace who they are. 

Highlight the strengths, address the weaknesses

For TV host, YouTuber, and founder of successful apparel line Shals, Shalma Aina said embracing equity is about having the right balance. Today, we see a lot of women juggling between multiple responsibilities, but the reason why they’re able to successfully navigate their roles is because they’ve mastered the art of balance.

For Shalma, the healthy relationship that she has with her partner plays a huge role in helping her achieve balance in her life. They push each other to be better, and do so by highlighting their strengths and addressing their weaknesses, which empowers them to achieve all of their goals in life.

Don’t be afraid to achieve more

For Dr. Kayla Teh, her ability to juggle between being a full-time dentist, content creator, entrepreneur, and mother is a testament that women can really do it all. Despite all the naysayers, she’s managed to prove that it is not impossible to live the life that you want.

I think women and men shouldn’t be judged by their gender, but by who they are.

Dr. Kayla Teh.

She aspires to see more women take charge of their own lives and not be afraid to build the life that they want.

I want to see you be the best version of yourself.

Dr. Kayla Teh.

Celebrate IWD with Casio

(Credit: Casio)

In conjunction with International Women’s Day, Casio is giving a special 15% discount for selected G-SHOCK series – GM-S, GMA & GMD series – and Baby-G series watches. The promotion will run from 8 March to 8 April and is available at G-Factory, G-SHOCK stores and selected dealer stores. 

Not only that, you can also receive a special edition paper bag produced to celebrate this wonderful occasion when you purchase from G-Factory, G-SHOCK stores, and selected dealer stores. This paper bag aims to spread the message of embracing equity and will feature the brand logo and campaign hashtags #IWD2023 and #EmbraceEquity.

They’re limited to 3000 bags nationwide, so hurry to your nearest store today!

Find out more on Casio’s promotions for IWD 2023 HERE.

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