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Izzana Salleh

Izzana Salleh

There is a quote that Izzana always falls back on to: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Entrepreneurship runs in her blood as she has successfully set up a trading and logistics business supplying local and imported food products to the local market. “Focus is key to bridging both the idea and the market,” says the young entrepreneur, who has previously ventured into the F&B business.

As someone who grew up surrounded by strong women, Izzana has developed a strong interest in matters related to women’s empowerment and education. She firmly believes that education is key to maximising a country’s potential. “As women, we need to be at the decision-making table and be a bigger driving force in our country.”

The ambitious young woman is currently pursuing her post-graduate studies in Harvard University and aims to bring impact to the lives of others. “I intend to set up an entity that connects women and youth from all around the world to exchange ideas, be mentored and have access to international opportunities,” she says. If she was presented with the opportunity to travel back in time, her advice to her younger self would be to trust her gut instinct.