On 13th November 2019, Women in Rail Malaysia was delighted to have Mr Neil Robertson speak at Women in Rail Malaysia’s 9th Leadership Talk which was held at Christopher Lee Ong, a well-established Malaysian law firm. Neil is not new to Women in Rail Malaysia; he was voted as the best speaker for Session 4 during the Inaugural Women in Rail Malaysia Leadership Conference 2019.

Neil joined the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) in 2015, from the utility sector where he was the CEO of the Energy & Utility Skills Group. Before that he was CEO of the British Institute of Innkeeping. Neil has also worked with Babcock, City & Guilds and the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Neil shared his thoughts about how women can progress in their respective careers. He advised the attendees to be nice in different ways, most importantly be nice to each other and also to stay focused on their career. Neil said women should also consistently train and learn especially now since the workplace is becoming more automated and digitised.

Neil concluded the session by sharing the research conducted by Harvard University about two important things that workers do to get promoted. One is networking and another is to move and not get stuck in the same work environment.