Zainul Scoops Manager of the Year Award
Zainul Khan, Programme Manager of Fiji Roads Authority, Nadi and Suva Road Upgrading, scooped the Manager of Year award at the women in business awards night on Friday.
She said having what is traditionally regarded as a men’s job does not define you as a person, it is just a job. Ms Khan thanked her mother, her colleagues and women in business for recognising and celebrating women’s achievements. “I’m grateful to my parents for the education that I have received and the support, it is an honour to be awarded as Manager of the Year,” she said. Women in Business is challenging the commercial world to considered women in leadership position and decision making at board level. These were the comments made by President of Women in Business Nur Bano Ali at the event held at Grand Pacific Hotel.
She said an alarming statistics in Fiji is that board members of companies listed on South Pacific Stock Exchange consisted of only three women out of 18 members. “It is really shameful, women in business is not enough. We need more educational ventures to grow women in the country,” she said. Westpac General Manager Brett Hooker said: “As a major sponsor of the awards, Westpec aims to provide tools for women for sustainable and economic success.” He said Westpac in partnership with the Australian government launched a Pacific website. “Our aim is to provide women with resources, inspire women to grow their business, and become leaders and bidding entrepreneurs,” he said.
(From Left): Westpac General Manager Brett Hooker, Zainul Khan, Manager of the Year award Recipient (middle) and President of Women in Business Nur Bano Ali at the Women in Business awards on Friday.