"This is an opportunity to help more women.”

Raja Jesrina Arshad is the CEO and co-founder of PurelyB, which is a social enterprise registered with the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC). Today, PurelyB has expanded its social impact initiatives beyond just working with marginalised farmers in the harvesting of our herbs, but now to also train and employ marginalised communities to be able to sell products and spread good health in an affordable and sustainable way.

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“My life story is not finished yet.”

Dr Mazlan Othman says her rise in the field of astronomy is quite ambitious but rather than getting ahead, it was always been about breaking new ground for her. She may often be the only women in the room for much of her career, but she has always focused on developing the concept of arts-science instead of being affected by the notion of sexism. Find out more about the woman whose work has led to Malaysia’s first astronaut, Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor and more.

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Women

Initiative by Prestige Malaysia
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Izzana Salleh

Co-founder & President of Project Girls for Girls International

Co-founder and President of Project Girls for Girls International aims to help young women around the world develop the courage, vision, and skills to take a on public leadership in society. The Prestige Malaysia 40 Under 40 alumna is also CEO at Techknowlogy Imageware Sdn Bhd.
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Nadiah Hanim Abdul Latif

Socialpreneur & Co-founder of OpiS International

Nadiah Hanim Abdul Latif is a modern-day wonder woman with over 20 years of experience ranging from corporates to NGOs and humanitarian efforts. By day, she heads the strategy and programmes division at Yayasan Anak Bangsa Bisa, a foundation launched by the Indonesian multi-service platform Gojek in March 2020. The foundation, formed to help create more sustainable livelihoods for those who depend on daily income, offers timely assistance to those sharply impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. She is also the co-founder of OpiS International, an impact-driven enterprise committed to redefining the norms of work-life balance within families in the community.
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Rozana Isa

Executive Director of Sisters in Islam

Rozana Isa ventured down the path of women’s rights advocacy 22 years ago. The executive director of Sisters in Islam acknowledges that there is still much to strive for, for women to be recognised as equals in law and practice in Malaysia. She continues to rally for the challenges faced by the country's Muslim women and how they can overcome them.
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Rekha Sen

Mother

Rekha Sen is one of six women made the bold decision to file a suit, seeking a declaration that Malaysian women married to foreigners have the right under the Federal Constitution for their overseas-born children to be given Malaysian citizenship. She believes in making a much-needed change -- for her children, herself, and everyone.
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Omna Sreeni-Ong

Founder & Managing Director of Engender Consultancy

Founder and Managing Director of Engender Consultancy, Omna Sreeni-Ong, has more than 20 years’ experience in the design, development and coordination of programmes in the areas of policy development, gender advocacy and community building, having worked with corporations, universities and schools, NGOs, government and grassroots organisations. She aims to bring together the government, civil society and communities to advance gender equality.
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Science & Technology

Purnima Wijendra

Co-founder & Technical Director of TechSpring Academy

Purnima Wijendra is driving the increase of skilled women in technology in Malaysia and around the region as the co-founder and technical director of TechSprint Academy, an all-women coding school offering education and training to ladies already in the industry or completely new to it. The former civil engineer and data scientist, who founded the non-profit Kuala Lumpur School of Artificial Intelligence, aspires to close this gender gap and empower women towards financial independence, which will simultaneously contribute to the growth of the economy of the country.
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Juliana Adam

CEO of Biji-Biji Initiative

Juliana Adam heads the country’s pioneering social enterprise, Biji-Biji Initiative. Founded in 2013 to transform sustainability efforts through progressive ideas, the organisation intends on changing how people view waste and sustainability issues. Turning the planet greener though isn’t the only subject matter Biji-Biji is fervent about; gender equality and uplifting the lives of the marginalised communities are part of its agenda.
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Siti Aishah Hassan Hasri

Founder of Spot Community Programme

Siti Aishah Hassan Hasri is the founder of Spot (Soroptimist Puberty Organising Toolkit) that champions the provision of comprehensive sexuality education for youths through age-appropriate and culturally sensitive approaches in the interest of preventing sexual abuse and exploitation. The Spot Community Programme encourages a positive attitude towards reproductive health, bodily autonomy, personal and social development. The Prestige 40 Under 40 alumna is confident of her activism and the impact it has on raising the strong women of tomorrow.
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On the Record

Women of Influence

On having a powerful voice

In conjunction with International Women's Day 2019, Prestige Malaysia has put together a list of 100 most influential women in the country.

Power Women

On female empowerment

Lee Jim Leng, Soo Shea Pin, Hannah Yeoh, Carrie Fong and Izan Satrina rose above all odds and paved the way for progress in their respective fields. This interview was conducted in conjunction with International Women's Day 2018.

Nadia Nasimuddin

On how to run the F&B business

Entrepreneur Nadia Nasimuddin sheds some light on her strategies and her many business ventures from fashion to F&B and beauty in this 2017 interview.

Yuna

In conversation with Yuna

As a Muslim female artiste in the entertainment industry, Yuna has come a long way and is embracing her own personal unique brand. Yuna appeared in the December 2020 issue of Prestige Malaysia.

Chryseis Tan

In conversation with Chryseis Tan

In this September 2016 interview, Chryseis talks about her early days in the industry and building a solid foundation that birthed her business expansions today.

Sereni Linggi

On leading life to the fullest

In this March 2018 interview, we speak to Sereni Linggi who leads a multi-faceted life that also involves managing Green Heights Mall in Kuching, practicing and teaching yoga as well as raising two daughters. She is also one half of the brand Sereni & Shentel.

Ung Yiu Lin

In conversation with Ung Yiu Lin

Ung Yiu Lin embraces entering a new phase in life, speaking up about venturing into business with ShoesShoesShoes, motherhood and the limitless opportunities in this March 2019 interview.

Jenn Low

On being a female entrepreneur

The founder and managing director of Wanderlust and Co shares her secret to running a global jewellery brand and using social media to her advantage.

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