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This year, we spotlight females in Malaysia who are fighting the good fight in their relentless pursuit for positive change. Discover the personalities below.

Malaysia 40 Under 40 2020 is presented by De Beers. 

This list was first published in Prestige Malaysia November 2020 issue.

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CATHERINE GOH
General manager, Santan
KHAIRUN NISA ZABIDI
UK PACT lead, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the United Kingdom
JONG WEI WEI
Creative director, Duke Dinings
Dr NUR AMALINA CHE BAKRI
General surgeon & PhD clinical research fellow, Imperial College London
SITI AISHAH HASSAN HASRI
Founder, Spot Community Programme
Dr LIM WAY FOONG
Senior lecturer & researcher, Institute of Nano Optoelectronics Research and Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia
HEIDY QUAH
Founder, Refuge for the Refugees
Shivaani Mariapun
Senior research associate, Cancer Research Malaysia
XIAO CHENG WONG
Founding partner & CEO, Earth Heir
NOR “PHOENIX” DIANA
Malaysian pro-wrestler
DR CHEW BEE LYNN
Research scientist & senior lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
DR LOUISA PONNAMPALAM
Executive director & co-founder, MareCet
JULIANA ADAM
CEO, Biji-Biji Initiative
LEONG MUN YEE
National diver
THAM HUI YING
Executive director, Asylum Access Malaysia
JASMINE WONG
Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates
CHOY YUIN YI
Director of hospitality, Masteron Group
PURNIMA WIJENDRA
Co-founder & technical director, TechSprint Academy
Ar. MAZLIN MOHTAR
Managing director, GP Akitek
PAMELA TAN
Founder, Poh Sin Studio
PENNY NG
Co-founder, Mentahmatter
FERN CHUA
Founder, Fern Batik
RUPA SUBRAMANIAM
Creative director, Storyteller Studio
CHERYL ANN FERNANDO
Country director, Global School Leaders Malaysia
JAYNE KENNEDY
Co-founder, Epic Collective
LILIAN CHEN
CEO, Langit Collective
FARAH YUSOF
Design architect, Veritas Design Group
JOAN LOW
Founder & CEO, ThoughtFull
DR SARENA CHE OMAR
Senior research associate, Khazanah Research Institute
MELISSA TANYA GOMES
Co-founder, Edvolution Enterprise
FIRDAUS HUSNI
Chief human rights strategist, Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights
KHAIZAN SHARIZAD "SHERRIE" AB RAZAK
Partner, Messrs Seira & Sharizad
DR LAM SZE MUN
Associate professor, Faculty of Engineering and GreenTechnology, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
WENDY NG
National diver
BEATRICE LEONG
Founder, Tun Perak Co-Op
KELLY TAN
Professional golfer
JENNA HUEY CHING
Co-founder, FortNynja
ANNICE LYN
Co-founder, Women Photographers Malaysia
DEEPA NAMBIAR
Director of global programs and policy, Asylum Access
YAP SUE YII
Founder & CEO, Komuniti Tukang Jahit