Last Friday night I attended the Anugerah Wanita Ikon 2011/12 (Iconic Women 2011/12 Awards) which was hosted by local magazine, Wanita, and graced by Her Royal Highness Queen Haminah. My sister was one of the recipients of the awards that night due to outstanding academic achievements, alhamdulillah. There were two types of awards - Wanita Ikon (Iconic Woman) and Gadis Ikon (Iconic Young Lady) - and my sister is now the reigning Gadis Ikon Pendidikan 2011/12 (Iconic Young Lady - Academic category). I've got more pictures from the night if you'd like to see them!
Dr. Wan Melissa - Researcher and Senior Lecturer, Food Service and Management Department, Food Science Faculty. That's my sister, alright!
The 2011/12 Gadis Ikon's (left to right): Muslifah Zulkifli (Sports category), Arnida Abdullah (Social Work category), Ili Zawani (Entrepreneurial category) and finally, my sister Wan Melissa (Academic category). By the way, what a cool awards event! It's a great way reward women who have contributed to society and also a great way to encourage other women to do the same.
A couple of important men in suits (can't remember their names!) and Her Royal Highness Queen Haminah
Can you spot the daisies?