The Star / Asia News Network
Star Media Group's Esther Ng was honoured at the Asian Women Entrepreneurs Awards in the Media and Communications category.
The company's chief content officer was bestowed the award by the Malaysia Chinese Women Entrepreneurs Association (MCWEA) for her experience and work in the Star Media Group's transformation to a digital-first media outlet.
Ng said it was good that the achievements of women in the media industry were acknowledged and honoured.
"I stand somewhat alone in this, in that there are so few female editors-in-chief among the main media in the country.
"It's time, not just to sit up but stand up for ourselves. We need to mark and celebrate each milestone we achieve. In the tough and challenging world that is the media industry, editors of mainstream media need to stand together in combating fake news.
"Real news has become a necessity," she said when met at the presentation ceremony at the Sunway Hotel Resort and Spa on Tuesday (Nov 12).
This year marks the second edition of the Asian Women Entrepreneurs Awards, which was founded last year with the aim of promoting women leadership in business in the region.
MCWEA president Datin Sri Jessie Wong said the awards honour outstanding women leaders who play a significant role in shaping Asia's business landscape in the next few decades.
"These winners represent the diversity within Asia's business landscape and the awards recognise these businesswomen as role models for their excellent achievements and contributions towards the industry and nation-building.
"MCWEA seeks to encourage, enhance and empower businesswomen in contributing towards the development of community, industries and the building of national economy," she said in her speech.
Other winners include Sunway Group exco member Susan Cheah who bagged the Lifetime Achievement Award and Miss Fashion World president Isabelle Liow who took home the MCWEA most outstanding contribution award.