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Malaysian Women Must Acquire Digital Skills - Sharifah Zarah
SERDANG, March 20 (Bernama) -- Women must empower themselves with a variety of digital skills instead of just being adept at making on-line purchases, said Communications and Multimedia Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Dr Sharifah Zarah Syed Ahmad.
She said among the areas that women in Malaysia should explore are big data and algorithm conversion analysis.
"Malaysia needs more women who have the skill to develop new mobile phone applications that can help society," she told reporters after delivering a speech 'Embracing the Digital Era: Roles of Women' at the CEO@Faculty programme at Universiti Putra Malaysia, here today.
Sharifah Zarah said regardless of age and background, Malaysian women must keep up with the computer world advancement and development so that they would not be left behind.
In her lecture which was attended by 120 final year Modern Language and Communications Faculty students, she said women should be financially independent and strong as well as educated.
"In this way a woman can have high self-confidence," said Sharifah Zarah who also shared her experiences while serving in the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry and the United Nations.
The CEO@Faculty programme was launched by the Higher Education Ministry to produce knowledgeable and well-balanced graduates who are guided by good values.