Professor Datin Dr. Norizan Abdul Razak is a Professor Digital Literacy, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). She currently serves as a Member of the Women’s Cooperative, Suruhanjaya Koperasi Malaysia (SKM). Professor Datin Dr. Norizan has a Bachelor from Western Illinois University and continued for Masters at the University of Northern Iowa. She has a Certificate in Computer in Education at Lancaster University (1991) before pursuing her Ph.D in Computer in Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).
She began working as a lecturer at Fakulti Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan (FSSK), UKM in 1988 and administered FSSK e-community Research Centre from 2005 until 2009. She was the expert and coordinator of SME Entrepreneur Development Centre from 2011 until 2014. In 2014, she was appointed as a professor in digital literacy and e-learning and followed as a former director of UKM Corporate Communication Centre in 2014 until 2017.
In recognition of her work as the Founder and President of the Association of Women e-Entrepreneurship Malaysia (EWA), she was appointed as the Director of UKM Women’s Leadership Centre in 2017. Her mission was to assist single mothers and low-income women in starting businesses online and she has inspired over 5,000 female entrepreneurs in Malaysia. This effort was recognized, and she was awarded Tokoh Maulidur Rasul for the Saidatina Khadijah category. Not only that, her involvement in improving ICT literacy and online learning has been recognized as a member of the National Women Advisory and Consultative Council by the Menteri Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat (KPWKM).Prof Datin Dr. Norizan has received numerous service awards, including 20- and 30- years’ service award, the Bitara Komuniti Award 2016, Tokoh Maulidur Rasul Peringkat Negeri Selangor, and Pingat Darjah Setia Negeri Sembilan (DSN) in 2019. She was also named the outstanding individual in the field of social science for the Professor category, as well as the special award for translational research in the field of social science in 2020.