Inspiring Women Stories

From an ex-corporate captain working to keep poor women from selling their babies, to a former gangster mentoring at-risk youths through dance, we celebrate courageous and inspiring women who are impacting communities across Asia. 

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Battling Cancer with style

A practical way to help cancer patients: give them the power of hair.

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Meet the Wonder Women of Indonesia

Battling the darkness of poverty with lamps, filters and stoves one at a time.

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Cycling with Aunty Annie

A souped-up trishaw and an unlikely friendship = all kinds of happy.

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Her soap sets trafficked women free

Josephine’s factory in Kolkata offers refuge, work and dignity to those tricked or forced into sex slavery

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Helping women light up villages

Fairoz empowers women to become solar lamp entrepreneurs on Indonesian islands.

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'I'm not here to change the world'

Corporate high flyer offers Cambodian women a stable job so they don’t end up selling their children.

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Skateboarding like a girl

You've heard of #LeanIn and #LikeAGirl. Now meet #SisuGirls.
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Gangster, addict, dancing queen

She's got a secret weapon to reach troubled youth.
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Cleaning up like a boss

Business school for domestic workers helps them become entrepreneurs.