Sunday, June 26

Women’s Corner

First SEA Woman to Join Spain-based Cycling Team is a 21 Year Old Malaysian
Leadership, Life Style, Sports, Women’s Corner

First SEA Woman to Join Spain-based Cycling Team is a 21 Year Old Malaysian

Siti Nur Aliaa Mansor is a 21-year-old Malaysian woman who has truly made Malaysia proud recently as she was signed up by Canyon-SPRAM for a one-year contract.  Siti Nur Aliaa Mansor From the state of Terengganu, this talented cyclist stated that the offer from the team was a dream come true for her.  The highlight of this remarkable news is that the 21-year old will now be known as the first-ever and only Malaysian woman cyclist to compete in the UCI Woman’s Worldtour which is a premier female elite road cycling tour.   Siti Nur Aliaa Mansor Through her experience, she has mentioned how she gets nervous to cycle with more experienced teammates, yet she has not failed to preserve and gain the courage to perform outstandingly during competitions locally. 2018 Ma...
FROM PIONEER OF NATION’S HASSLE-FREE SCARVES TO ACADEMY FOUNDER, SHASYA HABIB HELP TO IMPROVE PEOPLE’S LIFE THROUGH PASSION
Business, Leadership, News, The IKON, Women’s Corner

FROM PIONEER OF NATION’S HASSLE-FREE SCARVES TO ACADEMY FOUNDER, SHASYA HABIB HELP TO IMPROVE PEOPLE’S LIFE THROUGH PASSION

Shasya Habib is a local entrepreneur and founder of her self-titled retail brand, Shasya Habib. She started the company in 2014 and today, she’s paving up her way in modest fashion industry. She was the one who initiated the first hassle-free scarves for career women in Malaysia and recently, opens up an academy to help those affected by the pandemic. IKON Malaysia was very honoured to interview Shasya Habib or her real name, Syarifah Shasya Datuk Paduka Habib Zam Zam for Malaysia’s Book of Records for IKON Malaysia under Fashion Category. She is an ambitious, career-driven woman and all about women involvement in business. As someone who with no business background, what drives you to open up a business? What makes you want to start up your own company? I’ve started this ...
AFL-CIO Made History: Diversity in Their New Leadership
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AFL-CIO Made History: Diversity in Their New Leadership

On August 20th 2021, Executive Council of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) announced the appointment of their new president, Liz Shuler. Shuler worked as the assistant to the international president since 2009. She was elected due to the sudden passing of her predecessor, Richard Trumka. With her being elected as the top ruler, Schuler determined to continue the support of legislation of late Trumka.Fred Redmond was elected as the secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO. Previously, he was the international vice president for the United Steelworkers. Tefere Gebre, the first person who is a people of colour and immigrant to hold the position and continue as the executive vice president of the organization. The appointment of both S...
ufora lipmatte, a brand on par with its international counterparts
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ufora lipmatte, a brand on par with its international counterparts

UFORA LIPMATTE, A BRAND ON PAR WITH ITS INTERNATIONAL COUNTERPARTS Matte lipsticks are smooth and sultry and offer the long-lasting, smudge-proof and waterproof colour that is often impossible with classic lipsticks. Matte lipsticks are also well-known for being not-user-friendly. However, with the newly launched Ufora Lipmatte, it is bound to help lipsticks' users embrace matte lipsticks. In collaboration with Kilafairy, whose real name is Syakila Nisa Jahangir Khan, said that she is not a person who looks brand. “I am drawn to Ufora Lipmatte because of its superb quality. “I am proud to collaborate with Ufora because this is a locally made product. What’s more, its quality is equal to other international brands,” said the actress. At the same time, Kilafairy has announced her p...
top 10 power women of 2020 (as listed by forbes)
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top 10 power women of 2020 (as listed by forbes)

TOP 10 POWER WOMEN OF 2020 (AS LISTED BY FORBES) Angela Merkel (Chancellor, Germany) Merkel became the first female Chancellor of Germany in 2005 and is serving her fourth term. In November 2018, Merkel stepped down as leader of the Christian Democratic Union and announced she wouldn't seek another term as chancellor in 2021. Merkel remains the de facto leader of Europe, leading the region's largest economy after steering Germany through financial crisis and back to growth. Her leadership is marked by her steely reserve, from standing up to Donald Trump to allowing more than a million Syrian refugees into Germany. An October 2020 survey found 75% of adults in 14 European countries trust Merkel more than any other leader in the region. The big question that the public is now...
squashing her way to victory – datuk nicol ann david
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squashing her way to victory – datuk nicol ann david

squashing her way to victory - datuk nicol ann david Nicol Ann David, or more fondly known as Datuk Nicol David is Malaysia's retired female professional squash player. Beginning August 2006, she was the world number one for a record-breaking 108 consecutive months before ceding the throne in 2015. In this exclusive interview with IKON, Datuk Nicol shares her opinion on the most significant challenges that young girls faced penetrating a male-dominated industry and her messages to all young girls in Malaysia. Which woman would you say is an inspiration/hero to you? And why? I would say my mum; Ann Marie is the woman that inspires me to be a good person. She always shows her gratitude towards those around her and giving the respect that everyone deserves at every moment. She told me from ...
be extraordinary and ‘inwinccible’ – soo wincci
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be extraordinary and ‘inwinccible’ – soo wincci

BE EXTRAORDINARY AND ‘INWINCCIBLE’ – SOO WINCCI The name, Soo Wincci, is no stranger in the entertainment industry in Malaysia. Dr Soo, an actor, singer, has made her mark in the country. Currently pursuing her second PhD in Spain, Dr Soo shares the hurdles that she faced when she was just a green-horn in the industry, besides facing criticism from her own families and people sneering at her dreams of one day winning the Grammy and Oscar. Why did you enter the entertainment industry as opposed to many others? After I graduated with a law degree from the UK, I took a Master in Certified Legal Practice (CLP) and Master in Business while taking part in the beauty pageant. I also took part in many other competitions, but I kept losing. I decided that it would be my last year in the ent...
nicol david honoured as greatest athlete of all time
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nicol david honoured as greatest athlete of all time

NICOL DAVID HONOURED AS GREATEST ATHLETE OF ALL TIME Eight-time world champion Nicol David has been crowned the World Games' Greatest Athlete of All Time. In an online poll voting, the 37-year-old was by far the popular choice as she tallied a whopping 318,943 votes to take home the award. In a distant second was Ireland's tug-of-war athlete, James Kehoe, who had 113,120 votes; while Ukraine's powerlifter Larysa Solovlova came third with 80,790 votes, according to report. The award is a great recognition to the Penangite who has won everything that has to be won before retiring in 2019. "It's a huge honour to be nominated by the World Games for this award and to gain so much support from everyone in Malaysia and the squash community," said Nicol. "It certainly came as a surprise ...