MaGIC: Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir

When: Wed, January 28, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: RegistrationVenue

Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir is a writer, women’s rights activist and TV producer. She has written a fortnightly column on social issues in a local English-language daily for more than 20 years. Between 2001 and 2009, she was Co-Executive Producer of an award-winning TV programme for young women, 3R-Respect, Relax and Respond, and resumed that role in the new 3R series that began broadcasting in 2013. She was for a time an avid blogger with her own blog.

In 2010, Marina was named the UN Person of the Year by the United Nations in Malaysia. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day in 2011, Marina was one of only two Malaysian women named to’s list of 100 Most Inspiring People. In 2014 Marina received an Doctorate of Letters Honoris Causa from Wawasan Open University.

“Wise Words with…” is a monthly series hosted by MaGIC Social Entrepreneurship to better connect social entrepreneurs with leading thought-leaders and key players in the social entrepreneurship ecosystem. It’s an opportunity for an honest conversation tapping into the wisdom of these individuals and a platform for intellectual discourse from diverse viewpoints. Pizzas and refreshments will be provided. [Image: TheStar]