WOW 2019

4 successful women and the food that represents them

Self-help guru Marie Kondo, celebrity Chrissy Teigen, environmentalist Yasmin Rasyid and politician Alexandra Ocasio are transformed into the meals that best represent them.

8 women from fashion and beauty who really mean business

Here is a look at notable female bosses – both from within Malaysia and around the world – who have made strides with their respective brands.


Video highlights from WOW! Fiesta 2019 celebrating women empowerment

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.


FashionValet’s Nadia Norzuhdy: ‘My outfit enters the room before I do’

Nadia Norzuhdy, the general manager of Malaysia's e-commerce sit FashionValet, speaks about climbing the corporate ladder, all while doing it in style.

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WOW! Fiesta 2019: Inspiring stories

PETALING JAYA: College student Amman Syafie Zulkeple came to the WOW! Fiesta 2019 for two days because he wanted “to understand women better”.

Got guts, got glory: Women entrepreneurs (from left) Matthews, Nurul, Lim and Tan shared how they turned their start-ups into profitable businesses. — SAM THAM/The Star

A fun-filled Fiesta for all

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.

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40 years of grandmother’s stories told in Pan Jun-E’s ‘When A Turtle Cries’

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.


Engineering her way to success

Early in her career in oil and gas, engineer Jill Chieng was told to be more aggressive as she was entering into a male domain. But after more than two decades in the industry, Chieng can confidently say that women don’t need to be ruthless or aggressive. They need to be authentic. It’s a philosophy […]

Fiesta starts today

PETALING JAYA: Today is the day! The WOW! Fiesta starts today at The Starling Mall in Damansara Uptown. Organised in celebration of International Women’s Day and The Star’s WOW-Women do Wonders campaign, the Fiesta has a varied line-up of activities to keep everyone happy.

Be money savvy: Don’t miss celebrity entrepreneur Chui Ling’s talk as she shares tips for women on managing and growing their money.

Malaysia’s female bartenders are shaking up a storm

Four of Malaysia's top female bartenders talk about the obstacles and challenges of working in an industry dominated by men.

Female bartenders like (From left) Caden Chua, Angel Ng, Shirmy Chan and Praveena Ranjindran are proof that bartending can be a viable career option for women as well. Photo: The Star/Yap Chee Hong