For over 100 years now, Omega has supported women of varied backgrounds. From nurses and aviators to artists and actresses, in their honour Omega has delivered ladies’ timepieces of true reliability, beauty and versatility as fitting tributes to the grace, strength and independence of those who choose to wear Omega.
This year, Omega continues this proud tradition with a diverse group of 20 passionate and driven Malaysian women, 10 of whom are featured in this special portfolio. Each woman is given the space to showcase and share their true character, with the freedom to express themselves in their own style and words.
ACTRESS, MODEL AND TV HOST
This is MY ACTION.
My schedule is quite hectic when I’m hopping from one acting set to another. Balance is important. I always believe there is a time for every action in life be it for work or for my personal growth. I make myself happy first and aim to inspire others to act the same.
DATIN SRI JOANNE YEW
ACTRESS AND FOUNDER OF YAKINIKU GREAT KL
This is MY JOURNEY.
My career as an actress began after winning the Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant in 2007, then starring in the award-winning Malaysian movie The Journey. The love of food brought me to open Yakiniku Great restaurant, marking the first restaurant of the franchise from Japan to open in Malaysia.
ACTRESS, HORSEBACK ARCHER & HUMANITARIAN.
This is MY HOPE.
Growing up, I was deeply affected by the sufferings and struggles in some of the world’s most neglected communities, and I feel a sense of duty to give back and truly make a difference. Therefore I started my NGO, AmalHope, in the hopes of helping to distribute essentials, rebuilding homes and giving much needed emotional support to those who are without them in Malaysia and other parts of the world.
DR. ER PING LING
This is MY TIME.
The quote by Voltaire, “Work keeps at bay three great evils: boredom, vice and need” inspires me to prioritise my time and appreciate life, especially (more so) working as a frontliner battling the COVID pandemic. Despite the long working hours as a doctor, I always make time to ensure a healthy and balanced life for myself and for my loved ones.
PHARMACIST, FOUNDER OF THE CARE SQUAD & CO-FOUNDER OF UFCO MALAYSIA.
This is MY CONCEPT.
As a pharmacist/health care professional and a social media influencer, I’ve always wanted to create something that combines both of those interests. This inspired me to create a concept with a group of health professionals on social media, called The Care Squad, to help share health and nutritional facts with our audience.
CORPORATE FINANCE DIRECTOR AT YTL CORPORATION, FOUNDER OF NIMBLE FINGERS CAMBODIA & RECYCLOTHES
This is MY VISION.
I love fashion. With sustainable fashion in mind, I founded Recyclothes to provide accessibility for all women of different diversities to dress for success, and to enable self-expression and confidence through personal style.
FOUNDER OF FUGEE MALAYSIA
This is MY GOAL.
I want to live in a world where all children can grow up in a safe environment free from discrimination and can go to school. We believe an education is the greatest gift that you can give someone. Its impact is generational.
CONTENT CREATOR, FOUNDER OF GUMME BEADS AND CO-FOUNDER OF PENANGKIA
This Is MY CREATION.
I’ve always liked trying out different things since young. From participating in a beauty pageant, acting, singing, content creation to now having my own Youtube channel and business. My different experiences—successes and failures—inspire me to be creative and have led me to where I am today.
DATIN TIFFANEE EE
MOTHER AND ENTREPRENEUR
This is MY RESOLVE.
We need women at all levels, to reshape conversations and ensure women’s voices are heard. Being a motivational speaker, a woman and a mother, inspires me to be a role model to my children. “Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in”—these are the words for my daughter Charlotte and young girls out there. I would like to send out positive quotes to women as great reminders of inner strength during difficult times in life and especially during these pandemic years.
MOTHER AND FOUNDER OF NETWORK 31
This is MY PROMISE.
Since I was a child, I couldn’t buy my favourite shoes because my feet were too big, so I founded my own shoe brand and established a lot of different businesses. During the process of starting a business, I realised a lot of ups and downs in life, all of which made me become who I am today. I hope to give back to society within my ability, to help those in need, to show more care and love to my family and friends, to make the world more hopeful and loving.
Get to know the other 10 Malaysian women honoured by Omega via this link.