Can-Do Heroes

Learn the secret to their success and method to the madness.
  • Freda Liu
    Freda LiuFreda Liu Award-winning radio producer, speaker and author of 6 books

    I choose to challenge pervasive gender inequality when it comes to raising families. It's the equal responsibility of both parents to take care of families.

    Much recognised for her stint in Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), Freda has come a long way from being the common household name that used to bring us the news in the 1990s and 2000s. Over the years, she has challenged and broken gender norms while tackling issues of workplace misogyny and toxicity. Here, she shares her journey on what keeps her motivated as a single mother, daughter, author, business leader and speaker.

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  • Sheldon and Emerson
    Sheldon and EmersonPublished Author, cartoonists, coders and 2D animators

    Animation is not the art of drawings that move, but the art of movements that are drawn. - Norman McLaren

    14-year old Sheldon and 12-year-old Emerson are brothers. But not just any pair of brothers. Between them, they are cartoonists, coders, 2D animators and workshop facilitators! Both Sheldon and Emerson have authored and illustrated two children’s storybooks, “The Time Dimension” and “Attack of the Evil Clone”. Their latest project is “Treehouse Teenz Talk”, a live talk show in which they interview international and local speakers and entrepreneurs on various topics to inspire conscious changemakers. Sheldon and Emerson believe that age is just a number, and with their blazing Can-Do spirit, they want to inspire others in creative ways.

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  • Dale Adelric Teri
    Dale Adelric TeriOwner of Scarpe Negozio

    I hold on to my dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur so that I can help others like me.

    Dale’s journey is one that inspires as well as proves that if you put your mind to it, you will be able to achieve your dream no matter the adversity that lies ahead. Being an individual with cerebral palsy, Dale does not let that get in his way of achieving his own independence and building a successful business.

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  • Shahrun Sofian, Melissa Tanya, Tay Sue Yen
    Shahrun Sofian, Melissa Tanya, Tay Sue YenTeach For Malaysia

    A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others. – Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

    Teach For Malaysia is an independent, non-profit organisation created to address education inequality faced by rural communities around Malaysia, calling upon outstanding Malaysians to rise up as educators in high-need public schools. These can-do individuals, such as Shahrun Sofian, Melissa Tanya Gomes, and Tay Sue Yen, have empowered the nation’s young through necessary and quality education.

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  • Fazrena Aziz
    Fazrena AzizFounder, TudungPeople

    Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill.

    This is the story of wide-eyed entrepreneur who built a hijab empire despite the odds. Fazrena Aziz is a pioneer who embraced and capitalised on the e-commerce revolution even before some of the most recognisable names in the industry. Her journey was a humbling one and despite her accomplishments, Fazrena believes that the pursuit of knowledge is never-ending – making it a point to continue educating herself till this very day. From enrolling in business courses to onboarding wealth management firms, Fazrena appreciates that possessing good business acumen and sound financial literacy are building blocks to achieving success.

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