This month CNN’s ‘Leading Women’ profiles Rohana Rozhan, the CEO of Astro Malaysia, and Ertharin Cousin, the head of the United Nations World Food Programme.

Astro Malaysia is one of the largest media and entertainment companies in Asia Pacific, and CEO Rohana Rozhan is in charge of producing over 9000 hours of original content a year ranging from radio broadcasts to hits on the silver screen.

The company employs over 5000 people, of which 52 per cent are women. Rozhan says: “One of the things that we are very passionate about is that women have to be the best for the job, every job.”

A self-proclaimed wild child from a remote part of Malaysia, Rozhan tells CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout about her faith as a practicing Muslim, the challenge of being a single working mother, and the responsibility of leading a $4.6 billion dollar company.

Also on ‘Leading Women’ this month, CNN talks to Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme.

Cousin ranks number 45 on Forbes Magazine's List of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women and named in the TIME 100 Most Influential People In The World list. Prior to her current position, she served under President Barack Obama as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture.

‘Leading Women’ connects CNN viewers to extraordinary women of our time. Each month CNN meets two women at the top of their field, exploring their careers, lives and ideas.

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