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Entrepreneurial Stories From Asian Women in Asia

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Each season lasts 14 weeks, with a new episode every Friday. Hosted by Krista Goon, each episode features an Asian woman entrepreneur sharing her personal and business journey. Her story may inspire and captivate you, offering valuable insights for your own life and business. Everyone gains valuable knowledge about life, business, and the experience of being a woman!

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Each season runs for 14 weeks with a brand-new episode published each Friday. Each episode is hosted by Krista Goon and features an Asian woman entrepreneur who opens up about herself, her story and her business. Her story may inspire and intrigue you. Her story may help you strategize better in your life and business. Everyone learns something incredibly valuable about life, business and about being a woman!

  • S7-E14: Krista Goon

    Co-founder, Redbox Studio & Host of Womenpreneur Asia, Malaysia

    Malaysia

    When I told Padmaja, a previous guest on this show, that I was hitting 100 episodes in this season, she said we must do something together. And that is how Padmaja and I ended up recording this milestone episode. When I first started podcasting, I just wanted to have a go and do something technically challenging yet gave me a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment. And 100 episodes later, I am still happy to do this despite the fact that I really need to carve time out to podcast.

    Krista Goon

    Womenpreneurasia S07 Krista Goon
  • S7-E13: Shivani Reddy

    Partnerships Manager, Girls in Tech Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    India, Malaysia

    As a Google-trained #IAmRemarkable facilitator, Shivani is part of a global network of 4500 individuals dedicated to empowering women and underrepresented groups. In this episode, we discuss #IAmRemarkable, a transformative workshop that she facilitates. The workshop advocates the value of vocalizing one’s accomplishments no matter how big or small.

    Krista Goon

    Womenpreneurasia S07 Shivani Reddy
  • S7-E12: Brenda James

    Founder, Nook Flowers, Malaysia

    Malaysia

    Brenda and her sister, Belinda embarked on a journey in 2008 to open Nook Flowers, a business that is an extension of their identity and a testament to the power of principle-driven entrepreneurship. At the heart of Nook Flowers lies a commitment to responsible floristry. Brenda emphasizes the importance of locally grown flowers and the responsibility that business owners and clients share as socially-conscious citizens of the planet.

    Krista Goon

    Womenpreneurasia S07 Brenda James
  • S7-E14: Krista Goon

    Co-founder, Redbox Studio & Host of Womenpreneur Asia, Malaysia

    Malaysia

    When I told Padmaja, a previous guest on this show, that I was hitting 100 episodes in this season, she said we must do something together. And that is how Padmaja and I ended up recording this milestone episode. When I first started podcasting, I just wanted to have a go and do something technically challenging yet gave me a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment. And 100 episodes later, I am still happy to do this despite the fact that I really need to carve time out to podcast.

    Krista Goon

    Womenpreneurasia S07 Krista Goon
  • S7-E13: Shivani Reddy

    Partnerships Manager, Girls in Tech Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    India, Malaysia

    As a Google-trained #IAmRemarkable facilitator, Shivani is part of a global network of 4500 individuals dedicated to empowering women and underrepresented groups. In this episode, we discuss #IAmRemarkable, a transformative workshop that she facilitates. The workshop advocates the value of vocalizing one’s accomplishments no matter how big or small.

    Krista Goon

    Womenpreneurasia S07 Shivani Reddy
  • S7-E12: Brenda James

    Founder, Nook Flowers, Malaysia

    Malaysia

    Brenda and her sister, Belinda embarked on a journey in 2008 to open Nook Flowers, a business that is an extension of their identity and a testament to the power of principle-driven entrepreneurship. At the heart of Nook Flowers lies a commitment to responsible floristry. Brenda emphasizes the importance of locally grown flowers and the responsibility that business owners and clients share as socially-conscious citizens of the planet.

    Krista Goon

    Womenpreneurasia S07 Brenda James
  • When I told Padmaja, a previous guest on this show, that I was hitting 100 episodes in this season, she said we must do something together. And that is how Padmaja and I ended up recording this milestone episode. When I first started podcasting, I just wanted to have a go and do something technically challenging yet gave me a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment. And 100 episodes later, I am still happy to do this despite the fact that I really need to carve time out to podcast.

    As a Google-trained #IAmRemarkable facilitator, Shivani is part of a global network of 4500 individuals dedicated to empowering women and underrepresented groups. In this episode, we discuss #IAmRemarkable, a transformative workshop that she facilitates. The workshop advocates the value of vocalizing one’s accomplishments no matter how big or small.

    Brenda and her sister, Belinda embarked on a journey in 2008 to open Nook Flowers, a business that is an extension of their identity and a testament to the power of principle-driven entrepreneurship. At the heart of Nook Flowers lies a commitment to responsible floristry. Brenda emphasizes the importance of locally grown flowers and the responsibility that business owners and clients share as socially-conscious citizens of the planet.

    Today’s episode is packed with practical strategies and takeaways as we deep dive into Michelle Hon’s business. If she sounds familiar, you might have listened to her in Season 4 where we were first introduced to her entrepreneurship journey.

    Hana Chua is the Director of Business Finance at Kebun Kota Sdn. Bhd, Pahang, Malaysia. The family business that she is in comprises many moving parts - from aquaculture to sustainable farming to creating ripples in the local cafe scene with their cafe arm, Roots. Hana opens up about her experiences as a young woman navigating the complex waters of a family business deeply rooted in sustainability.

    Soundari Mukherjea is the CEO of Soundbytes11 based in Hong Kong. where she works with leaders and teams to harness the power of storytelling to drive business outcomes. Soundari shares invaluable insights into the art of business storytelling, emphasizing its role as a dynamic tool in the leadership toolbox. As Soundari says, changing minds isn't about presenting ideas; it's about influencing with a good story.

    Genevia Chin, the founder of Wonkie Ice Cream, wants to bring joy through her alcoholic ice cream with a touch of whimsy. Starting as a home-based business in Penang, Malaysia, she has expanded her business during the pandemic lockdown, proving that pivoting and adapting to changes can be a great thing for a business. This is the story of Three Tiers Ice Cream, now rebranded as Wonkie.

    As the principal and founder of JC Legal, Janice has not only defied traditional norms but has also brought a fresh and fabulous perspective to the legal industry. In 2018, after the birth of her son, she founded JC Legal, marking the beginning of an innovative and exciting chapter in her career. JC Legal is not your typical law firm as this episode attests.

    Helen Tan is a fashion entrepreneur with a purely online fashion business started in 2005 with her sister, Helene. Doublewoot started life as a pre-loved clothing shop on Blogspot gradually blossoming into a sustainable global brand over 18 years. This is a must-not miss episode as we speak about the pivotal role of influencer marketing in Doublewoot's success.

    Jenny Tay from Singapore is taking on the world of funeral services with a zestful and innovative spirit that challenges norms and stereotypes about the deceased, death and dying. As the Managing Director of Direct Funeral Services Pte Ltd, she is transforming the funeral services industry - usually dominated by rough-talking men and surrounded by superstitions - one taboo at a time.

Entrepreneurial Stories From Asian Women in Asia

Heartwarming and honest entrepreneurial conversations across Asia

Womenpreneur Asia is made for you if you want to be inspired by impactful, entrepreneurial women in Asia. Enjoy the conversations that we've been privileged to have. Be empowered and inspired to do even better in your own entrepreneurial journey. We know we’ve learnt best when we hear real and relatable stories that inspire us to do better!