A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. ~ Diane Mariechild
For centuries, women have played important, integral roles in the society. From holding positions in politics and corporate world to managing the domestic front and shaping the future generation, women have proven that anything is possible when we set our minds to. Throughout our course of growth and expansion, we have had the chance to meet and work with many admirable women – all of whom carry a composition of grace, strength and courage.
We did a round-up of our favourite Malaysian female role models and here there are:
One of the most sought-after and accomplished entertainment personalities, Daphne is a TV host, emcee, actress and on top of these, a mum of three! Daphne wears confidence like her second skin. We particularly admire her emotional generosity, diligence and strength in overcoming challenges.
A lawyer, beauty queen, model, emcee and currently National Director of Miss Universe Malaysia, Founding director of hurr.tv and a mum of one, there’s nothing that Elaine can’t do. We admire her versatility and passion for life, and look up to how she balances work and family so well.
It’s hard not to know the famous, award-winning actress. A successful actress who has appeared in numerous movies, television shows, and commercials, Fasha also multi-tasks as a mum of two.
A well-known, regular face in the Malaysian entertainment industry, Fouziah is an actress, TV host and founder of fgwalet and zeechiaseeds. Her friendliness and humbleness makes her a pleasure to work with. We love her for her kindness and flexibility. She is also a mum of one.
A blogger, model, actress and emcee, we could always learn a thing or two from Hanis’s flair in creativity. We love how hands-on she is with her baby – all of these while managing her thriving business, Cakenis.
One of Malaysia’s most renowned voices, Jaclyn shot to fame when she won the first Malaysian Idol in 2004. In addition to winning numerous awards, she has also sung for world leaders, including US president, Barack Obama. Despite her success, Jaclyn stays true to herself and is always willing to share and help. She is also a mum of one.
This super mum of four proves that women can have it all! A three-time Designer of the Year award winner who has dressed royalty as well as Hollywood celebrities, Melinda is down to earth, helpful and a joy to be with.
Nur Afiqah binti Mohammad Aidid
An engineer turned designer, Afiqah showed that if there’s a will, there’s a way. A mum of one, she followed her heart and started Pikalula with her husband’s support, making handmade, gorgeous baby booties. Pikalula now has a huge following.
Owner of Sweet Almiraz – an up and coming event styling business – Oleen is a resourceful, self-made entrepreneur. This mum of three is hardworking and always full of ideas and packed with energy. We love her passion and can-do attitude.
Nor Asyikin Abd Wahid
Mum-of-two Syikin quit her full-time job as a fashion stylist/writer in a leading fashion magazine to pursue her dream as a baby food chef. Taking pride in producing halal, homemade, healthy, no preservatives, frozen food for babies and toddlers, Bebetummy now has dealers all over Malaysia.
Last but not least, our very own founder and owner of Happikiddo. A mum of twin girls, Elaine established her first Happikiddo outlet in 2012 and five years later, expanded to five stores across the Klang Valley. A leader with a heart of gold, she is focused, adventurous and gives her 150% in everything she sets her eyes on. Team Happikiddo particularly appreciates her warmth and care for her staff.
Here’s to strong women! May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.
Be Bold For Change. Happy Women’s Day!