Malaysian Women Success Stories
Female Magazine, August, 2003
& CEO, eOneNet.com S/B
Achievements World's Top Internet Marketing Coach, Shiseido/
The Star Clove Tribute to True Beauty Awards 20
Malaysia CEO Awards nominee (refer www.eOneNet.com
for full list).
did your interest in business and the Internet come about?
in the Internet started when I was studying in the USA. Even at
that point, I realized the tremendous opportunity for doing business
globally over the Internet. However, I did not know how to start
since I didn't have any business experience, nor the technical
knowledge to create and manage a website. After working for more
than two years, I finally made the decision to pursue this Internet
dream and quit my job (in an insurance firm).
has now grown from a young Internet company in 2000, to an e-business
and e-marketing solutions company targeted towards multinational
corporations, small businesses as well as entrepreneurs.
was your biggest influence in deciding this career?
important criteria for me was my passion for the Internet. I believed
that the Internet was an industry that I would enjoy and yield
many benefits-such as the flexibility of working anywhere, anytime,
an opportunity allowing me to create automated businesses that
can sell globally.
would you assess the Internet industry in Malaysia?
is definitely growing and changing the way we live and do business.
In Malaysia, the growth is quite healthy with the main Internet
population being in major cities of Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and
Johor Bahru. While more Malaysians are open towards the idea of
doing business online, making online purchases, we're still lagging
behind compared to the other Asia Pacific countries such as Singapore,
Hong Kong and Australia.
You're in a predominantly male
field of business. What prejudices did you face?
initially doubted because of my age and gender; they were also
amazed to see how I could run an Internet business with just my
degree in Management & Marketing. However, with determination
and upgrading of knowledge, I was able to convince them that I
would be able to bring the company to greater heights.
made you pursue your dream even when faced with obstacles?
my goals well and it was worth all the time and effort achieving
my goals regardless of the obstacles. As I'm very passionate about
the Internet, the dream became apart of me, and I pour in all
my energy towards pursuing this. Sometimes, when you look at an
obstacles from a different viewpoint, it might even be a blessing
achievement are you most proud of?
My proudest achievement was when
I was represented Malaysia in the Confederation of Asia - Pacific
Chambers of Commerce & Industry (CACCI)- as the youngest representative
and the only woman in the IT Committee among the other 22 member
countries! It was truly satisfying when businessmen from all over
Asia Pacific accepted my suggestions and presentation based on
the effectiveness of my solutions, not my nationality, gender
would you give other aspiring women out there?
yourself the chance to fulfill your dream! No matter how difficult
it seems or how lost you might get in the process, seek advice.
Take action, and live your passion!!.