Woman, Yes. Techy, Definitely.


Nadira Yusoff, managing director of Girls in Tech Malaysia, believes that empowering women is good economic strategy.

Nadira Yusoff’s journey as an entrepreneur began at a tender age – at six, to be exact. “When I couldn’t get things from my parents or they could not give me the things that I wanted, I thought of ways to make money,” says the single mother.

Nadira knew not the term “economics” at that time, but she understood that if she bought more, she would be paying less. Buying sweets in bulk and selling them to her classmates gained her a neat profit. “I would strike deals with the kedai runcit and get the uncle to sell me five gula-gula for 10 sen, instead of three for 10,” she fondly recalls.

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