Porsche Brunei, represented by QAF Eurokars Sdn Bhd as the authorised importer and dealer, has shared empowering stories of three successful women from the nation, each with interesting and impactful accomplishment in their respective lines of work. The inspirational “Trailblazer” campaign aims to empower, highlight and celebrate the achievements of women in the nation. In line with this year’s International Women’s Day theme #BreakTheBias, the campaign also hopes to break the bias and prejudice of women and sportscars.
"Trailblazer" honours the successful women in Brunei Darussalam by sharing their inspiring experiences and encouraging others to pursue careers in male-dominated fields, to pave their own roads to success, and to always take risks and be independent. The heart of the campaign is dedicated to fostering female leadership and empowerment within the Porsche’s community and beyond. A series of three documentary-style videos of these women is produced with this campaign, in commemoration of International Women’s Day and in hope to inspire women on a global scale.
Nancy Kwang – Self-made and optimistic
The video series starts with Nancy Kwang, a Senior District Director at one of the leading insurance agencies in the nation – an industry that has been typically male-dominated. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Nancy definitely shows perseverance in her career. This shows in her achievement of reaching the milestone of accommodating 69 leading professionals under her group, and being the forerunner agency of her company in the country.
Nancy prides herself in always being optimistic and joyful, as she believes that the energy she is giving out is the energy that her surrounding will grasp. She adheres to this principle even after facing a few trials in her life, she refuses to give up on her dreams and persists on in writing her own success story.
As an avid fan of sport cars, she shares her love for it and admits that she has been driving sport cars for quite some time. She initially wanted to go for the Porsche Taycan as her first Porsche purchase, but ends up with Porsche Cayenne Coupé as she falls in love with the car upon the first test drive.
Commenting on her participation in the “Trailblazer” campaign, Nancy reflects: “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. and guess what they have planned for you? not much. All women should invest wisely in 2 things, choices and time .. The choice is yours, and once decision is made, just make it work and you will be where you want to be”.
Mimi Rahzia – Adventurous and ambitious
The second “Trailblazer” woman who is thrilled to share her story and inspire other women is Mimi Rahzia, the CEO of a rising health and beauty industry in the nation. She has ventured in many other industries as well, including water-purifier and also entertainment industries. Her drive to succeed is what keeps her to progress and achieve her lifegoals as woman in her industry.
Being a true trailblazer, Mimi defines herself to be ambitious, independent and optimistic in all aspects of life. She started her current company not long after she graduated from her Masters Degree, with the personal goal of achieving her target sales in a certain period of time. She is happy to share that after starting the company for only two years, its performance is promising. On this note, she also encourages other women to not be afraid and to go after their dreams.
Her view on women and sportscar is stimulating, as she said that there is no place for labels or prejudice in the modern world. That a woman’s capability is equal as those of a man. She is driving a Porsche Macan, in which she adores greatly, as the car guarantees her safety and also her children’s, which is the most important factor when purchasing a vehicle according to Mimi.
In a hopeful manner, Mimi expresses: “Women should start working together instead of against one another. We should have respect for ourselves and each other at all times. There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish. When women support each other, incredible things happen”.
Jeehan Al Humayraa – Independent and inspiring
An interior designer with many years of intensive experience, Jeehan Al Humayraa is also the founder of her own high-end home and commercial properties design studio. She sets herself apart, especially as woman in the male-oriented industry, by always leading and being ahead in terms of design in the market. Moreover, her kind-hearted approach to life and business is also a core factor to what makes her stand out in the design industry.
Through her passions on luxury pieces, she incorporates this into her designs and always try to innovate new ways of model ideas. Spending most of her time with research on new products and inspirations, Jeehan is able to transform her effort and hard work into a catalyst that enables her to achieve her success. Being a mother to two kids, this does not stop her from working on her passion while also making time for her children.
Her great taste in the luxury trade is what makes her set her eyes on the Porsche Macan. She admits on having visited multiple car dealerships in the country, but nothing catches her attention until she went to Porsche Centre Brunei and spotted the Porsche Macan. On women and sportscar, she challenges the view on the bias stance, saying that women should be allowed to do whatever they are capable of.
She encourages women to be financially independent, as independence provides them confidence. “Financially independent women have the ability to support themselves so they don't depend on anyone... A woman's greatest reliance is not on others, but herself. A woman's best sense of security is never given by others, but by the money in her pocket”.
Watch the full episodes of the Trailblazer below: