Sharing insights with Malaysian social entrepreneur

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) recently hosted the 7th Edition of Impact Dialogue: Empowering Yourself, Empowering Others, featuring Malaysian entrepreneur Baitulhusna Ahmad Zamri, the founder of Nazkids.

Nazkids is a social business that empowers local women through entrepreneurship by creating a baby clothing brand based in Kedah. The business had been recognised and accredited as Social Enterprise Malaysia by the Ministry of Entrepreneurship Development and Cooperative.

The two-hour dialogue was participated by some 20 individuals with Baitulhusna sharing her journey into founding a social enterprise after leaving a stable corporate job in 2012.

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The womanpreneur also shared about not hesitating when an opportunity presents itself and advised the participants not to be scared of risks and challenges as these are where growth comes from.

She also highlighted the importance of being persistent and consistent with efforts. Reflecting on the topic, Baitulhusna said: “In this social enterprise journey, I was empowering others to empower myself and it has created a need for me to keep improving myself as a leader”.

Moreover, Baitulhusna’s current project E-Jahit is a three-year community initiative to empower a total of 90 women in Kedah through entrepreneurship and digitalisation supported by Yayasan Hasanah, Khazanah Malaysia and Ministry of Finance Malaysia.

The entrepreneur has gone through a few professional fellowships regarding community development such as Yunus & Youth Fellowship, Professional Fellow in Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative by US State Dept in Hawaii, IATSS Honda Japan in Nagoya, and currently a fellow under ACUMEN.

The session was moderated by a core member of YPN and supported by YPN’s strategic partner, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Brunei.

The Impact Dialogue Series is an initiative by YPN aimed at creating a space for open, honest and constructive dialogue on matters related to employability, leadership and contribution to support the personal and professional development of young people to succeed meaningfully.

The initiative aspires to convene breakthrough dialogues aimed at cultivating a positive mindset as well as a resilient attitude and ultimately inspire actions that contribute to development.

Meanwhile, YPN is a network set as a platform to nurture the personal and professional growth of young professionals in Brunei Darussalam through key initiatives such as networking, dialogue, mentorship, advocacy and development programmes.


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