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"What would you do if you weren't afraid?" asks Sheryl Sandberg, author of the book "Lean In: Women, Work and the Will To Lead".

Sandberg was the catalyst for this book that chronicles two dozen women in Penang who questioned themselves at some point in their lives.

Through their deeply personal stories and experiences, you'll discover how to:

  • navigate family, career and life with candid advice and strategies
  • temporarily step out of the workplace and still make a career comeback seamlessly
  • become the person you want to be without losing your way
  • make it in a man's world and still retain your femininity and authenticity
  • integrate your values and principles into the home, career, business and life.

It doesn't matter if you've just entered college or if you've been a homemaker for ages or if you've been in business or career for a while now, these stories can help you define yourself and show you how to 'Step In' to your work, family and leadership roles as a 21st Century Asian woman.

Advance Praise by Hannah Yeoh, Member of Parliament, former Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development and the first woman and youngest speaker of any legislative Assembly in Malaysia

"Today, the challenges for women are many. Young and old women have questions about their worth and identity, oftentimes left to wonder on their own for answers.
This book is a great compilation of great thoughts and a necessary reminder that women from all walks of life carry a purpose. The stories of these Malaysian women who have fought and continue to fight their own battles serve to inspire all those who read. May the women of today be bold and shameless in claiming their rightful space. May this book give the nudges and final pushes you need to transform your life!"


Hannah Yeoh
Member of Parliament,
former Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development
and the first woman and youngest speaker of any legislative Assembly in Malaysia

Product Details

BN ID: 2940166603135
Publisher: PWDC
Publication date: 07/26/2022
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: eBook
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Being born of mixed Malaysian-Japanese parentage, Emi Yamazaki spent her entire life living on islands — Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, England, and now Penang. Her career has been equally diverse after graduating from the London School of Economics, having worked in public relations in London, conference management, at an international hotel chain, corporate and investment banking in Hong Kong, as well as publishing in Hong Kong and Malaysia. She ‘retired’ at 30, after making some lucrative property investments and is currently active in community, cultural and educational circles in Penang.

Datin Josephine Yoong is a qualified accountant, business owner and loving mother of 2 adult children and 1 teenager. She grew up in KL and is married to a cardiologist from Sabah; they have made the beautiful island of Penang their home for the past 24 years. She graduated from the University of Melbourne, did her CPA while working in KPMG and completed her MBA with University of Hull by the age of 24. She loves travelling with the family, food exploration and all matters related to faith. She believes in raising up a generation of future leaders who will do what is right (the topic of her TEDx talk), centred around the children’s book she authored, ‘Timmy Tapir Learns to Do What’s Right!’.

Krista Goon is the co-owner of Redbox Studio with 24 years of experience in copywriting and marketing. She helps business owners leverage their websites for greater visibility, credibility and profitability. Besides consulting, teaching and speaking, she is the co-author of ‘Web Wisdom’, a book about websites for strategic marketing. Community-wise, she co-founded WomenBizSENSE with Josephine Yoong in 2006 and to date, it is still one of Penang’s most active women entrepreneur associations. In 2019, Krista applied for and was awarded a full scholarship by the US-based East-West Center to participate in a two-week leadership programme for Asia Pacific women leaders in Hawaii. As a result of the programme, she launched her Womenpreneur Asia podcast in December 2020 as a platform to share heartfelt stories of women entrepreneurs across Asia.

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