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To be a Centre of Excellence dedicated to promoting the development and advancement of women leaders as well as to contribute towards the
protection of women’s rights and needs.


CWL aims to contribute to the social and economic progression of women by addressing their intellectual and practical needs with the emphasis of
producing more women entrepreneurs.


  • To explore, develop and fulfil the potential of women as leaders personally, professionally and in their communities.
  • To facilitate appropriate training programmes in areas that are of critical importance to women and girls like reproductive to boost their Confidence in Rising to the Top Echelons of Power by smashing the glass ceilings and glass walls as they meet the challenges of a complex society.
  • To enhance health, political, legal, financial status of women and facilitate their  economic empowerment
  • To form strategic partnerships with other organizations across the globe which have similar aspirations and to work towards a common goal of improving the lives of women and girls through action projects.
  • To carry out research, publish and conduct conferences, seminars, forums and workshops, in line with the vision of the centre.

Awards & Achievements

The CWL recognises Outstanding Women of Excellence globally for their contribution to the development of women and girls across different sectors.

The 3 awards of recognition that is conferred by the CWL are

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • International Women Icon Award
  • Women of Excellence Award

CWL International Woman of Excellence Award

HE Madam Salma Kikwete

First Lady of the United Republic of Tanzania,

(Wife of the His Excellency Dr.Jakaya Kikwete, President of Tanzania.)

Honorary Doctorate
in Leadership

HE Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Haji Mohd Ali

Former 1st Lady of Malaysia,

(Wife of Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad.)

CWL International
Fellowship Award

HE Madam Rachel Ruto

First Lady of Kenya,

(Wife of the His Excellency Dr.William Ruto, President of Kenya.)

Honorary Doctorate
in Leadership

Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar

Former Chairman of the Securities Commission

CWL Women of Excellence

Dato' Hafsah Hashim

Entrepreneurship and SMEs

CWL Lifetime Achievement

Datin Paduka Mother A . Mangalam

President,The Pure Life Society, Malaysia

Past Activities & Events