1. Vivy Sofinas Yusof
A mother, model and business mogul. Vivy Yusof is the co-founder of the multimillion-dollar online retail Fashion Valet.
She rose to prominence with her blog, ProudDuck.com, where she has been writing for more than 7 years about her college days in London, family, and work.
Vivy is also among the growing number of Malaysian women who are trying to revolutionise the hijab’s contentious image.
2. Mac Chung Lynn
Mac Chung Lynn is the Director and CEO of Nando’s Malaysia and Singapore, one of the most successful F&B franchises in the region.
She has been in this business for more than 17 years now.
Currently, there are 69 Nando’s outlets in Malaysia and 11 in Singapore.
Mac has now started to take a step back from day-to-day activities to focus on a more strategic role.
3. Christy Ng
Hers is a true rags-to-riches story.
To make extra money during her school days, Christy Ng sold flowers at a local metro station.
It was this entrepreneurial spirit that saw her start selling shoes at the tender age of 18 at flea markets in Petaling Jaya.
In 2012, after two years of working for a Swiss pharmaceutical company, Christy started Christyng.com, an online shoe company that specialises in customising women’s footwear.
And the rest, as they say, is history. The company is profitable and has 12 staff members.
4. Deborah Priya Henry
Crowned both Miss Malaysia World and Miss Universe Malaysia, Deborah has been helping the many refugees from war-torn Somalia who found their way to Malaysia.
In the year 2008, she co-founded the Fugee School for the displaced children.
She helps fund the 100-student school, which teaches basic skills and confidence, and raises donations from others.
In 2013, Deborah was included in Forbes’s list of top Asian philanthropists.
5. Yasmin Rasyid
A marine biologist by profession and an environmentalist by passion, Yasmin Rasyid has been crusading for the environment since 1998.
She has been working with government agencies, private entities, NGOs and also academic institutions.
In 2005, she founded EcoKnights, a not-for-profit environmental organisation which focuses on environmental education and awareness.
Yasmin, who is also leading the Malaysian Environmental NGO (MENGO) which is a coalition of environmental NGOs, says the organisation strives to empower young minds.
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