Duno to be Officially Received by Venezuelan Embassy to Malaysia

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 5, 2010) – Milka Duno will speak at the 6th annual Women of Independence Conference in celebration of the 2010 International Women’s Day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this March 9 and 10, 2010.

On Monday, March 8, Duno will be “Officially Received” by the Venezuelan Embassy to Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.

The conference will be under the patronage of Her Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah, The Queen of Malaysia.

Officiating this event will be Malaysian Prime Minister and his wife, Y.A.B. Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak and YABhg. Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor.

This year’s conference theme – “The Power of One” was chosen based on the rising ability of women in standing alone and making courageous changes to their lives and those of others.

“I am very honored to accept this invitation from the Queen of Malaysia and the First Lady of Malaysia to speak at the Women of Independence Conference in Kuala Lumpur,” said Duno. “I’m proud to have been selected to speak along with many other women who have strived to overcome obstacles and have achieved their dreams!”

Duno, a keynote speaker, will speak on the topic “The Power of Determination – Driving Dreams!”

In commemoration with International Women's Day, the ‘Women of Independence’ Conference will embody the expansion and strengthening of women independence and the escalating empowerment of womankind. Showcasing the accomplishments and achievements of an illustrious panel of exceptional women who are leaders in their fields; business, politics, academia and philanthropy, this prestigious event aims to salute the great distances women have come and at the same time remind them of the distances they are capable of going to achieve the true essence of independence.

Other speakers include Stacey Allision – the first woman to climb Mt. Everest, Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, Under Secretary General, United Nations and Dr. Sima Samar . Human Rights Activist, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and  Salma Ali Saif Hareb from United Arab Emirates, CEO of JAFZA & Economic World Zones
– to name a few.

The First Lady of Malaysia, YABhg. Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, will deliver the opening address.

As part of her visit to the Venezuelan Embassy to Malaysia, and through her Milka Way Program, Duno will speak with younger generation Malaysians and children of the embassy staff at the Official Residence of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. She will interact with the children with a Q & A after her speech and will pose for photos and sign autographs.

Later that evening Duno will attend a dinner in her honor hosted by Manuel Antonio Guzman Hernandez, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the Federation of Malaysia, with concurrence to the Royal Thai Kingdom. Guests will include embassy staff and family members.

“I am honored to be received by the Venezuelan Embassy and the Ambassador,” said Duno. “I’m excited to meet and speak with some children of Malaysia and the embassy staff. It is a wonderful opportunity that fills me with pride!”


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