Talent Development’s Prasanna: Taking On the Lonely Entrepreneur Walk in a Male Dominated Industry

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Talent Development’s Prasanna: Taking On the Lonely Entrepreneur Walk in a Male Dominated Industry

Talent Development COO Prasanna Sailanathan finds opportunity in closing the skills gap plaguing Malaysia but admits it is no easy feat as woman to get a seat at the leadership table in an engineering and tech-based industry.

It is quite a jarring sight. A vivacious young woman sporting a side-shave and floral-print jacket taking full control of a Siemens mechatronics simulation set. Fun versus mechanical. Cool versus ‘geeky’. A walking, interesting paradox. And that is what Prasanna Sailanathan is all about. There's always a curiosity in me - to find a solution to every problem For the 33-year-old entrepreneur and COO of Talent Development (M) Sdn Bhd , the mechatronics device not only evokes a sense of excitement; it represents a...

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