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Nandini Wins Women Of The Future Award 2021 For Breaking Boundaries In M'sian Media

The SAYS Lead Video Producer was shortlisted among 60 women across 10 countries in Southeast Asia.

Cover image via @nandinibalakrish (Instagram) & @womenoffuture (Twitter)

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SAYS' very own talent, Nandini Balakrishnan, has won an award at the Women of the Future Awards Southeast Asia this year

The awards shortlisted the SAYS Lead Video Producer for her work in tackling topics of discrimination, feminism, and other hard-hitting societal issues

"Thank you, Women of the Future! At a time when truth is silenced and shunned, being recognised for the work I do is really reassuring and motivating," said Nandini, after the winners were announced at the virtual awards celebration on Wednesday, 6 October.

"It was an honour to be among such brilliant women who are making such great changes in their communities."

"Women of the Future has highlighted how important it is to recognise and celebrate the people who are making the world a better place despite the many adversities they face," she added.

Over 60 women across 10 countries were shortlisted for the awards across nine different fields

According to Women of the Future, the initiative recognises emerging women leaders who are not afraid to question stereotypes, break boundaries, and drive positive change with courage, hard work, and determination.

Other women in the Arts & Culture shortlist included Melissa Tan Li Hsia, Pamela Poh Sin Tan, and Red Hong Yi from Malaysia, as well as Adana Legros from Cambodia.

Besides Nandini, three other Malaysian women also won in their respective award categories

The Malaysian winners in their respective categories were:
- Science, Technology & Digital: Nur Adlyka Ainul Anuar, astrophysicist and associate professor at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
- Property, Infrastructure & Construction: Mei Tan, exclusive director of Asia Green Group
- Business: Sarah Voon Ruyen, general manager of Tickled Media

Watch Nandini tackle more recent social issues on SAYS:

In April, Nandini also bagged the 'Best Influencer of The Year' award presented by the Malaysian Digital Association:

Here are more amazing Malaysian women making waves in their respective fields: