Part of the reason I’m blogging today is because of my passion to travel. It wasn’t that I set out to become a blogger specifically, but that I wanted desperately to be able to live and travel anywhere and earn an income as I did. I also wanted a platform to share my travel experiences in hopes to inspire others to travel.
In October, I’ll be part of the Asian Woman’s Empowerment Conference 2014 (AWE) in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. The goal of the conference is inspire Asian women to break out of the ordinary and do great things. Organizer, Juno Kim, hopes to inspire women to follow their passion and redirect their careers and lifestyles. The conferences is for budding entrepreneurs, artists, writers, travelers, freelancers, digital nomads, and many others. All that is needed is a desire to be something better, to make a positive change in your life, a wish to pursue your passion.
Although it’s a women’s conference, men are not excluded. It’s just to recognize the additional burden of societal pressure and expectations that women in Asia face and have to overcome to set their course based on their own desires, passions, and skill sets. Men, and non-Asians, can also benefit from this message, as they are not immune to the weight of these outside pressures and expectations.
Last year’s conference in Kuala Lumpur was a great success and that’s why I’ll be part of the conference again this year. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on independent travel again as part of a travel talk panel. There will be plenty of other interesting and informative sessions, including: Living with a Purpose, Keys to Living a Meaningful Life, Wildlife Conservation and Environment Issues, Secret of Super Moms, Dealing with Health Issues on the Road, and Wild about Travel: Q & A. See the schedule here: AWE ’14 Schedule
If you are interested in attending, here’s where you can go to register: Register for AWE!
AWE ’14 aims to empower modern Asian women to follow their dreams and thrive in an independent lifestyle. Breaking the mold, and standing out is tougher for Asian women in a male-dominated society, being restricted by culture, religion, and social convention.
Join us in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia – October 31 – November 2, 2014
To get more information about the conference, visit: http://conference.aweasia.org/
And I’m organizing a Pre-conference trip!