When I retired as the Executive Director of Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) in 2014, I was a little nervous about what I was going to do with all my free time. I was a volunteer and member of WAO from 1982 and became its first ED in 1996 until 2014.
Although I worked part time during my first year of retirement as WAO’s fundraiser but soon the 12 months zipped by and I was left with time and nagging thoughts that I must do something useful.
I had already declared LOUDLY, so I can hear it for myself I will write a book about my experiences with WAO, Malaysian civil society, Asia Pacific women’s groups and the UN including the face-to-face trainings in over 15 countries from South Africa to Kirghizstan to East Timor! It will be anecdotal, funny and profound, I had so so many stories.