Penang Woman Sets Record With 40 Professional Certifications!

Women have proven time and time again that they can win no matter where they run. 

Priscilla Prasena, a 37-year-old woman from Penang has obtained 40 professional certifications while being a mother and social activist at the same time.

penang woman sets record with 40 professional certifications!Photo via Free Malaysia Today

She has completed nearly 10 courses online and has over 40 professional certifications in the field of data science, Lean Six Sigma, project management, Internet of Things and a host of others, on top of a degree in corporate communications and an MBA in business administrations.

The Malaysia Book of Records has awarded her a place for the “most number of professional certification by an individual” as a recognition for all her achievements and hard work! 

Priscilla told Free Malaysia Today: “Degrees alone don’t work, but professional certifications carry more weight, as employers hunt for certain skills. The certifications have allowed me to be a subject matter expert in various disciplines.”

The mother of one, who is also currently a part-time trainer as well as a social activist explained that she managed the 40 certificates out of “pure curiosity” and the interest of finding out how things work.

“Whenever my company offers staff an opportunity to take up professional courses, I will take up almost everything being offered,” she said, adding that she has spent close to RM100,000 on her 40 courses to date. 

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She also said that more people should consider upskilling themselves, especially now given the current economic situation, “It is in challenging times like this that one has to add value to their skill set and knowledge. When we embrace change and learn new skills, there’s no limit to how much you can grow.”

Congratulations, Priscilla! Keep up the amazing work. 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat