Women Leadership and Empowerment Cluster

Women Leadership and Empowerment Cluster

Empowered women, empower women.

There is a global power Imbalance, and women are underrepresented in leading positions, in political and economic decision-making processes, the civil service, the private sector and academia. This has resulted in many issues of gender equity and gender parity. The Women Leadership and empowerement cluster aim to curate a safe and supportive platform for emerging and established women leaders to grow and connect nationally and internationally. This is to elevate the stature and talents of women to advance in leadership. The cluster aims to do this by focusing on research areas on access and equity prevalent to women issues & provide leadership and training programs for aspiring and developing women leaders.


  • SUTS Women in Leadership Series
  • Women Leadership Foundation: Sarawak Women of Tomorrow 2022 (SWOT 2022)
  • United Nation’s Women Empowerment Principle (WEP) Signatory

Research Focus

Research Focus

Our research focuses on:

  • Equal participation and equitable representation in policy and economic decision-making
  • Eliminating barriers to education, health and employment opportunities
  • Financial empowerment and entrepreneurship development


  1. Projects
    Wee, L. Voon, M. L & Badiozaman, I. (2022) Empowerment of Women through financial education (2022)* CIMB Foundation – Community Link Grant
  2. Book Chapter
    Ng, Adeline, Voon, M. L. and Badiozaman, I. (2023) Career resilience in higher education. Emerald
  3. Book
    Badiozaman, I., Voon, M. L & Sandu, K. (2023). Women in Higher Education: Stories and Strategies of navigating academia. Routledge
  4. Journal articles
    • Huong, N., Badiozaman, I. & Voon, M.L (2022). Agency in Academic Promotion: Self-oriented and socially oriented strategies among Australian academics. Studies in Higher Education
    • Huong, N., Badiozaman, I., & Voon. M. L (2022). Attracting and retaining academics: The role of internal promotion processes. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management
  5. Conference Proceedings
    • Birdthistle, Badiozaman, Braun & Flynn (2022) The power of a mouse – enabling women in Sarawak Malaysia to engage in e-commerce activities during Covid-19 (June 19-22, 2022 Diana Conference, Dublin, Ireland)
    • Badiozaman, I., Voon, Mung Ling and Fung, Chorng Yuan (2021) Supporting women entrepreneurs in the Lingering pandemic: Insights from Sarawak, Malaysia Asia Pacific Marketing and Management Conference 2-3rd September 2021

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