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The woman
behind the curtain

Datin Shairin Sharif the Founder of Women of Excellence is a Barrister-At-Law called from Middle Temple, United Kingdom. She graduated in LLB.(Hons) from the University of Buckingham, United Kingdom. She also holds a Masters in Counselling from Help University, Malaysia. Previously a practising lawyer and an investment banker, she founded Event Port with the aim to focus on empowerment particularly women empowerment.

NAADI concept is her brainchild and it is her vision that has created its distinctive holistic approach of empowerment. NAADI brings people together to enable the pooling of knowledge and resources.

She is an avid believer that if we do one small act and another person does another small act, and it adds up, together the community will be improved and we can change the world to be better.

Her clients include GLCs, Government Agencies, Investment Banks, Corporations and Private Institutions.  She balanced this successful career with being a mother of two amazing children and a wife to a supportive husband.


In essence, NAADI is a community of women and men with the single aim of empowering one another. It brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to enable the pooling of knowledge and resources, which then becomes the core strength of the group.

The scene is set for women to take charge of their own success.

Through the Women of Excellence Awards and NAADI, it is hoped that more women will be placed at the forefront of the changing landscape globally, and be given due recognition for their breakthrough.

We build new connections with people who share similar values, combining multiple perspectives and what it takes to succeed. Includes government officials, business partners, entrepreneurs, mentors, professionals, students, etc.

We uncover ideas or support a cause that is meaningful to us in making a real difference.

Dare to do & just do it.

A design-thinking approach where we find creative solutions to overcome challenges.

An incredible breakthrough discovered as a result of people from different fields to find a place for their ideas to meet, collide and build on each other.




Panel of Judges

YBhg. Tan Sri Mazidah Binti Dato’ Abdul Majid
Deputy Secretary General (Cabinet)The Cabinet, Constitution and Relationship Between Goverment

YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. Madinah Binti Mohamad
Secretary General Ministry of Education Malaysia 

YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. R Palan
Chairman of SMRT Holdings Berhad, Alumnus of the Harvard Business School & Fellow of the British Institute of Learning & Development

YBhg. Major General Dato’ Pahlawan Dr. R. Mohanadas (Rtd)
Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Cyberjaya University College of Science (CUCMS) and Chairman of David Health Solutions (Asia) Sdn. Bhd. and Eximius Medical Administration Systems (eMAS)

YBhg. Dato’ Idrus Bin Mohd Satha
Chairman of Learning Port Sdn. Bhd and Event Port Sdn. Bhd & Non-Executive Vice Chairman and Founder of Cosmopoint Group of Companies

Mr. David Lim Hun Soon Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Audit Committee of IJM Land Berhad

should you participate

  1. You are the pioneer of a woman’s success initiative that will affect
    billions of lives.
  2. A global recognition that carries the hallmark of excellence and
    prestige with it.
  3. Elevate your company’s or organisation’s and personal profiles respectively, while recognising the attributes of your team who made it possible.
  4. Expanded and diversified public relations and media opportunity at local and international levels.
  5. Uplift staff’s morale, reinforce inventor’s confidence and inspire
    public and/or customer’s trust.
  6. Become members of the high-profile and exclusive WOE Network.
  7. Inspire young minds to follow your footsteps in becoming successful and the opportunity to mentor and gain access to various speaking engagements.

Partnership Opportunities

Become a partner of Malaysia’s largest and most prestigious Award Programs

The Women of Excellence Awards is a most prestigious and premier event recognizing outstanding Malaysian women who have contributed greatly and excelled in their fields of expertise. Join us in shaping a world class of excellent women by becoming our partners. Place your company as a leader in building the community and gain access to an exceptional line-up of guests. Our specially tailored partnership packages provide a fantastic opportunity for your organization to celebrate and support women’s success, business and caliber.