WEVents, a women-only social event, celebrated its third anniversary recently with the theme ‘Superwomen’.
Ten ladies who had been pre-selected participated in a ‘Superwoman’ contest at the event held at Armada Hotel, Petaling Jaya, on Aug 17.
Guests also came in costumes in line with the ‘Superwoman’ theme.
“We opened the applications for ‘I am a Superwoman’ contest in July and we received many interesting entries.
“While some wanted to be superheroes like Catwoman, others claimed they are already superwomen in their own right based on the amazing things they do at home or at work every day.
“We picked 10 applicants who stood out to be the contestants on our anniversary night,” explained WEVents founder, Jeanisha Wan.
The event marked a significant milestone for non-profit WEVents. Since its humble beginning in May 2010, a total of 14 events with varying themes have been organised, garnering support from several sponsors and personalities.
“I organised the first event in 2010 with the help of just one volunteer. The fact that we have managed to come so far with only the help of volunteers who hold full-time jobs elsewhere, is testament to the amazing capability of women. It shows that we can do great things for others and that we can be superwomen,” said Wan.
Founder and chief creative director of A Cut Above Group of Salons Winnie Loo, who has been honorary patron of WEVents since 2011, said, “I am glad to be part of another exciting event organised by WEVents, where ladies can freely express themselves and their talents.”
“Indeed, we are all superwoman and I am happy to share my experiences,” said Loo in her opening address.
Apart from the contest performances, Mimi Teh, founder of Bag of Love, was present to share her entrepreneurial journey and success story.
The event also featured a tribal- style belly dance by Nikki Law, from the TRIBE Dance Circle and an acapella number sung by Celine Chin, a former member of the Philharmonic Society of Selangor.
The performances by the ‘Superwoman’ contestants on that night were spectacular. There was even one contestant who dressed up as a Super Minion and acted as one, to the amusement of the audience.
Everyone who attended had a lot of fun as well as a tough time in deciding the winner. The ‘superwoman’ who won the most votes from the audience was Edazz Lucinda who gave an amazing song and dance performance as Catwoman. She won prizes sponsored by Fujitsu, OnlyBeauty, Posh! Nail Spa, A Cut Above Group of Salons, TT Mask and Bag of Love worth a total of RM3,287.
The first and second runners-up also won prizes worth a total of RM1,642.
The rest of the contestants did not walk away empty-handed and were given various prizes and tokens of appreciation.
Apart from the contest prizes, there were also various lucky draw prizes as well as awards for the most regular attendee, most participative volunteer, most supportive blogger and best dressed attendee.
Other sponsors and supporters who made the event a success included Le Ann Maxima, Clarins, The Body Shop, Worthy Book, LipIce and Her World magazine.