Five Minutes With Cynthia Martin – Convention Secretary SI Convention Kuala Lumpur

The next ‘Five Minutes With’ interview with the SI Convention Committee is with Cynthia Martin.

Name: Cynthia Martin

Club: SI Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Position in Committee: Convention Secretary


Q: How long have you been a Soroptimist and when did you join the organisation

Almost three years – I joined on 1 October 2015″


Q:What is the greatest thing about being a Soroptimist?

“The most important thing to me is making a difference, by doing community service on so many different causes that benefit women and girls”.


Q: Can you tell us a little about yourself?

“I am a lawyer by training and currently an ntrepreneure. I am the proud mother of two growing children and am actively involved in church work”.


Q: Can you please share the most exciting part of working on the Convention Committee?

“Working with a great bunch of Malaysian and overseas Soroptimists and putting my talents into use”.


Q: What are you looking forward to most about the Convention?

“Creating a ‘Malaysian hospitality’ experience for all our Soroptimist sisters, combining cultural, national and iconic touchpoints. High impact, well organised and interactive conference experience to send a positive and motivating message to all guests”.

Lead photo: Cynthia Martin, 2nd from left, with SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen (middle), SI Global Executive Director Deborah Thomas (right) and Convention Committee members (from left to right) Joanne Yeoh, Co-Chair (Operations & Protocol); Puan Sri Siew Yong Gnanalingam, SI Convention Chair 2019; Dato’ Anusha Santhirastipam, Co-Chair (Programme & Sponsorships); Datin Leong Swee Han, Finance Director.


Read A letter to Soroptimists from Anusha Santhirasthipam, Federation President, Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific

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