HARDCORE biker women, working mothers and queens of the night had an indoor riot of fun to mark the fifth anniversary of WEVents, an organiser of women-only networking events to empower female professionals.
The anniversary celebration was hosted with panache as over 100 women attending the anniversary dressed in fiery get-ups for the ‘Red’ theme.
Founded by Jeanisha Wan in 2010, it was quickly joined by ‘A Cut Above’ founder and chief creative director Datin Winnie Loo as patron.
“As ladies, we don’t dress to win, we dress to be respected. Dressing up sometimes is really all about having fun.
“In a world where working women are concerned and as a working mother, I believe that if you want to be successful, you don’t just finish work and go home.
“More importantly is when we finish work, we must learn to have some fun; life is not just about work and success is not about the 9-to-5 work, but knowing when it is time to let lose, enjoy and rejoice,” she said.
Desmodonna Malaysia president Nurulalis Aidil Akhbar shared her progression through the broadcasting field as well as subverting conservative feminine images as superbike racers with her fellow riders known as Donna’s.
“I realised we women need an opportunity to shine brightly, so I always try to take things positively, seeing the glass half full.
“It was never my intention to get the acknowledgements for things I’ve done but it’s just a woman’s thing; when we do something, we put our heart and soul into it and problems become challenges that need to be solved with no excuse.
“It’s the same in Desmodonna Malaysia. We are a bunch of working women and mothers who don’t see riding devices as solely for men, it’s just a mind over matter,” she said.
In addition to the sharing sessions by these spirited individuals was an athletic pole dancing performance by Viva Vertical Dance Studio.
This was followed by a lucky draw with prizes worth RM1,050 sponsored by Spa Ceylon, Worthy book and Nutty Coco.
The glitzy night on Aug 14 at Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya ended with the selection of 10 attendees with the most creative wear, with the top three being crowned Red Princesses, and one Red Queen.
The two Red Princesses received RM3,300 worth of prizes, while the Red Queen received RM1,500 in prizes that included an Alcatel ONETOUCH Idol X+.