From left: Love Charmaine - Uychoco, CEO Prodigy Bureau, Over all Chair GWES 2021, Wendell Ramos, Mariam Zakaria and Her highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Kalifa
One of this year's Global Women Empowerment Icons 2022 - Business Leadership Category is Mariam Zakaria. A self-driven female entrepreneur who builds and develops private business entities. She owns an accounting firm and collaboratively manages an agricultural-based company. Leadership has always been a crucial component in her pursuit of achievement because she was born the eldest of 7 siblings. Mariam was brought up in a home that valued hard work and moral character; her parents served as excellent examples. Mariam was introduced to honesty and diligence from a young age through her industrious and committed father, a General Manager at Petronas in Malaysia, and she got unwavering support from her devoted mother throughout her entire life.
GWES recognizes Mariam's active participation in humanitarian activities and the establishment of a non-profit organization as an initiative to reach out to society, particularly the underprivileged communities, flying all the way from Malaysia to empower, support, and inspire women.