Five Minutes With – Doris Lim

Early Bird Registration is now open! It’s time to introduce you to the next member of the Convention team 2019, Doris Lim.

Name: Doris Lim

Club: SI Bangsar

Position: Local Co-Chair – Public Relations and Communications

 

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

“Since 1993, 25 years all in all as a Soroptimist”.

Q: Can you share experiences with us of your 25 years as a Soroptimist?

“The best experiences have been being part of a global movement to alleviate a range of societal issues plaguing the world, and nationally (in Malaysia). Adopting the 17 SDG goals gives increased focus and priority to chosen community-based projects. A rewarding experience is our SI Bangsar’s (award-winning) ESD project for an Orang Asli settlement (indigenous community) in Janda Baik. Impacting the entire community in a holistic fashion, villagers were taught chicken rearing, then goat farming to supplement their income and protein needs, besides adopting eco-friendly farm practices.  Collaborating with other NGOs resulted in more meaningful win-win outcomes”.

Q: What is your professional background?

“A Public Relations practitioner in Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, an industry lecturer and trainer in public relations. I love local and foreign travel with family and friends. On the foodie trail, always”.

Q: Most exciting part of working on the Committee?

“Working with Soroptimists and associates who represent a great diversity of talent, with valued knowledge to give and share.  It’s learning and discovering new things, working hard and having fun too”.

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

“The world is a global village (according to Marshall McLuhan). Exciting discourse on the Convention themes and plenary workshops, and the sisterhood bonding. What better way than to experience Malaysia’s tourism offerings – sun, sea, nature, food and culture – and our warm hospitality at this Convention. We are sure you’ll take home wonderful Convention memories”.

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

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