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Be an opportunist

Atasa Moceituba
Saturday, August 09, 2014

YOU must be an opportunist in order to recognise the opportunities that come your way.

This was one of the messages from Bambi Nancy Shen, a Japanese concentration camp survivor of then Indochina, in World War II and the National Women's Expo guest of honour.

According to Mrs Shen, women play a major role in all societies and are often known to be the secret behind every man's success.

She said after observing and speaking with some of the local women during the three-day expo, she realised that majority of the women were sole breadwinners of their families.

Mrs Shen said Fijian women were very talented, adding she was amazed with the handicraft items created by many of the women.

"Investing time in labour and other activities is very important," Mrs Shen said.

"If you have the power to make a living for yourself and for your children you should not be afraid to walk away and do what you think you're good at and capable of.

"Every woman has their own unique ways and ideas so I guess these women need to know they are special in every way and the greatest influence for their children."

She said a woman could be free if she was not financially stable.

Mrs Shen encouraged women to always support and challenge one another and to shatter the ceiling of mental and cultural restrictions around them.

"Women need to build themselves with some self esteem, build self confidence and learn to rely on themselves.

"Meeting these ladies was something I enjoyed during my stay and listening to what the ladies had to say."

She said women should start believing in themselves and start making use of every opportunity they had.








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