Women are making incredible strides in the field of entrepreneurship. We’re seeing more women-owned businesses and more brands waving their “women-owned and operated” flag. According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia, one in five companies in the country are now owned by women. Women are also taking off in the eCommerce Industry, challenging the norm and curating their very own label. Here are 10 Fashion and Beauty Moguls by Malaysian women entrepreneurs making a name for themselves.
Malaysian influencer, Jane Lau, also known as Jane Chuck across social media platforms, a mother to Chucks, a brand that is synonymous to beauty, lifestyle and self-love. Chuck’s, which is known for its skin-loving facial masks, which are certified clean and contain only EWG certified ingredients, which means there are no paraben, minerals, alcohol and fragrances. Plus, they are formulated using cruelty-free methods. Its sister line, Motherchuckers, which is known for its selection of cute fashion and lifestyle limited-edition drops were launched by the influencer itself.
Ung Yiu Lin
Founder and designer of footwear and accessories brand, ShoesShoesShoes, Ung Yiu Lin left her corporate career at 26 and successfully established a multi-label store ShoesShoesShoes. A brand that offers the latest trends in footwear and accessories, made of quality materials, at a great price was Yiu Lin’s ultimate goal. ShoesShoesShoes naturally evolved from shoes and clutches to clothes. She has created a multi-label store supporting local and regional designers such as Ezurin Laboratories, Thavia, Alia Bastamam, Ezzati Amira and more. Yiu Lin believes that she is her own customer, thus she only chooses brands and collections that she feels strongly about and that she would buy and wear.
Veen Dee Tan
Local modest wear label HANYA curated by Veen Dee Tan, a mother, an aspiring entrepreneur and a strong advocate of women empowerment. HANYA means exclusive, ONLY in the Native Malay language. The label stands for exclusivity, individuality and oneness. HANYA offers options for everyone to dress modestly, but with clothing that you would not necessarily deem as modest. HANYA has always been green and conscious about its actions. HANYA believes in green and is conscious about its actions, they don’t use paper boxes, thank you cards, clothing tags, and other single uses.
These 10 Malaysian power women who broke the glass ceiling are truly role models to many out there. Their entrepreneurial journeys have inspired many to pursue their passion and never conform to societal norms.