Not only is she a mother of two and a great cook. She’s also Asia’s first female MiG-29 fighter pilot.
"In my career, what I've always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave. To say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere, and how we overcome. I've interviewed and portrayed people who've withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights. So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say "Me too" again."
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If being the first female Deputy Prime Minister in Malaysia isn’t enough for her to be on the list, she has also just recently launched an initiative in PLUS Malaysia to offer more business opportunities for women. Talk about woman power!
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She has done our country proud by making a name for herself in Hollywood. Now she’s shining once again as the stern, overprotective mother in 2018’s Crazy Rich Asians but let’s not forget she was the first badass Bond girl in 1997’s Tomorrow Never Dies.
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She’s the definition of multi-talented. Her win at the Oscars supports our statement.
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With illustrious film roles under her belt, Olivia Colman has officially moved into the international spotlight after winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Queen Anne in The Favourite.
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The young Malaysian gymnast has partnered with Pantene Malaysia’s #wanitabesi campaign to prove that strong is beautiful.
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Back and bigger than ever, Yuna hasn’t only made it big in the western industry, she’s also now making waves in the Korean music industry.
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You might know her from Hellboy and Cruel Intentions but in 2019, it took a special sort of bravery for Selma to speak out on her MS (multiple sclerosis) diagnosis. With a strong public presence, Selma will be creating awareness on the disease. For that we salute you!
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Even though she has just annouced her retirement, Nicol David has, and always be the pride of Malaysian' sports.
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Hannah Yeoh’s resume is quite a mouthful. In Malaysia’s 2018 general election she was picked by DAP (Democratic Action Party) to run for Segambut's parliamentary seat and successfully won it. She is also now the Deputy Minister for Women, Family and Community Development. That’s a serious “you go girl” moment for Malaysian politics.
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37 years young and number 1.
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First, a waitress now, she’s the youngest woman to join the Congress in United States.
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Sharon's recent curation of Penang-based May Lyn’s conceptual 10,000 Mosquito Hearts show allowed this Malaysian artist to overcome her intimidation of drawing.
All we have to say is she's taking over the entertainment and the business industry.
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Brie Larson is currently kicking ass across the universe playing Captain Marvel. Nuff' said.
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Not only has she been at the forefront of the fight against domestic violence as executive director of the Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO), her work for the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissions) for refugee protection has taken her to some of the world’s most dangerous cities.
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Arguably one of the most versatile actresses to grace the stage of Saturday Night Life, most of her skits have become reoccurring fan favourites. Some of her most notable portrayals are Hillary Clinton, Angela Merkel and most recently as Nancy Pelosi.
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It’s hard to believe this gorgeous model was fired by her modelling agency after apparently being told she was “too fat”. She is now a body positivity ambassador who uses her platform to create The All Woman Project, a charity which goes into school to educate on topics of body image and health issues.
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The people have the power. Redeem the work of fools.
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