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Cambodian women emerge as finalists in SE Asia leader awards

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BMK Architects founder and principal architect Sok Muygech (left), DAI Global senior innovation programme manager At Sotheavy (centre) and Next Women Generation founder You Sotheary (right). Supplied

Cambodian women emerge as finalists in SE Asia leader awards

Three Cambodian women have emerged as finalists in the 2020 Women of the Future Awards Southeast Asia – an innovative platform to showcase emerging women leaders and nurture a pool of female talents in the region.

BMK Architects founder and principal architect Sok Muygech, DAI Global senior innovation programme manager At Sotheavy and Next Women Generation founder You Sotheary, were among the 49 shortlisted individuals from the region.

“From a leader in the Indonesian Army to a visionary seeking to raise awareness regarding the plight of refugees in Malaysia, the shortlist places the spotlight on incredible women making a real difference in Southeast Asia,” it said.

The winners out of the 49 finalists in their respective 10 categories would be announced at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Singapore on March 18, 2020.

Muygech was shortlisted in the category “property, construction and infrastructure”, which was included to celebrate women who “shape the world we live in through their work in either property, construction, or infrastructure”.

Holding a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Nottingham, UK, she could be the game-changer in the male-dominated career.

Muygech told The Post on Sunday that she applied for the awards because of her positive contributions to society through her work.

“I believe anyone winning the award will positively affect the world we live in. It is a matter of who made a more positive impact and contribution,” she said.

According to the programme’s timeline, shortlisted candidates will be invited to a judging day for a short interview with their category judges in Singapore later this month.

Muygech said she would try her best in answering the questions on judging day for the programme which showcases many capable women.

“It’s more about how much we contribute back to society to support more women, especially fighting against stereotypes, social norms and making our voices heard,” she said.

In 2018, singer, songwriter and Baramey Production founder Laura Mam was the winner from Cambodia in the arts and culture category. Last year, Dorsu co-founder and managing director Mov Kunthear, was the winner in the social entrepreneur category.

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