I am a woman and I want to be a CEO

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I am a woman and I want to be a CEO

“A woman's place is in the kitchen” is a common chauvinistic saying. Behind this is a view that denies women the right and wits to climb the career ladder as high as CEO of a company.

Cambodian women, however, have dreams of their own these days...

At the age of 22, Lim Muyhong, a student majoring in tourism management at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, wants to become a chief executive officer.

“Everyone wants to have power. Even though I know being a leader is not easy, I want to challenge myself,” she says.

The idea pushed the young lady to gain leadership experience as class and assignment monitor.

Besides that, Muyhong is also getting to know her strengths and weaknesses and doesn’t hesitate to speak directly to human resource experts in companies to observe and learn from them.

“I am a strong-willed person and love management but I also need to improve my knowledge [hard skills],” says Muyhong.

In the future, Muyhong will run her own business if she can manage and afford it. Nonetheless, she needs some guidance to fulfill her dream and become the CEO of her own company.

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