How woman made it in Media

July 16, 2011

 

This morning I attended a dialogue session held by Women’s Register, “How woman made it in media”

The panelists were Pat Law, Irene Ang, Sabriner Zuber, Debra Soon.

I believe this is God’s timely birthday gift for me, in providing some of the best in the industry to share about their insights and learnings.

Personally I am inspired by Pat Law’s story of how she started at age 20, at the lowest level without any speaking rights. Thereafter, she move up the ladder and worked in Oigilvy and then to her own company Goodstuph. Without a university degree, every step she took was hard work and dedication in the things she do. She is now a well known personality in the Communications Industry in Singapore. Despite her successs, she remains humble and is generous in imparting her knowledge. It’s heartening to know that beneath that rockstar image is someone who cares for her family and making her parents proud.

Irene Ang, started FLY entertainment at age 29 with $2000 (all that she have in her bank). It was a bold move from the stable finance industry to the volatile media industry. She has since managed a successful artist management company with artist like Adrian Pang, Chua En Lai and many others under her wing.

Through these successful women in the industry, I understand the importance of being grounded and constantly improving my craft. Success cannot be microwaved. While reading books helps in giving insights nothing beats the physical experience that comes with time and commitment to the things that we are doing.

Do I keep trying to cross the hurdle when i fail or make a U TURN when the going gets tough? Too many young people quit easy when they don’t receive the result they want to see.

Hence, i resolute to not be a quitter but a fighter. Attempting, making mistakes, taking the humble pie, and learn.

It’s not about the age, the academic achievements but the attitude that makes all the different to make it work in this Media industry.

Dream Big, Start Small, Build Deep, says Irene Ang.

 

 

 

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