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The WOW! Fiesta 2019 celebrated female empowerment, encouraged education and entrepreneurship, through a series of talks and workshops on health issues, money matters, self-confidence and positivism, even self-defence.
PETALING JAYA: SEVENTY-year-old Zaiton Omar took the MRT early from her home in Gombak, Kuala Lumpur to attend The WOW! Fiesta here because she wanted to grab a seat for the morning talks.
Former Star Media Group editor and producer Tan Ju Eng has compiled a book of women’s stories, written by her late grandmother from the 1930s to the 1970s, which she hopes will inspire a new generation.
PETALING JAYA: Nothing is more empowering than literally being able to defend yourself from assailants.
THE different sides of a woman should be recognised and honoured.
PETALING JAYA: When it comes to the art of stand-up comedy, some people may consider it frivolous. After all, it’s just a person telling jokes, right?
PETALING JAYA: The best part about being an entrepreneur, says co-founder of The Accidental Bakers Ee-Lyn Tan, is being able to wake up everyday knowing that she gets to do exactly what she loves – serving “mouthfuls of happiness” to people in the form of cakes and brownies.
PETALING JAYA: Homegrown fashion label Mimpikita’s creative director Nurul Zulkifli has crushed and thrown hundreds of her sketches into the rubbish bin. It can be frustrating but Nurul has persisted in pursuing her dream of making it in fashion.
PETALING JAYA: It has been hard, often back-breaking, work but the trio behind The Picha Project has successfully built their business around a social cause they believe in: helping refugee families earn a decent wage by catering and selling food from their kitchens.
For female tour guides, work can sometimes be overwhelming. But nothing beats the satisfaction of globetrotting with – and caring for – curious tourists.