Social entrepreneurship essentially refers to enterprises that implement techniques to develop, fund and incorporate solutions that benefit or positively impact social, cultural and environmental issues. Here, Top 10 of Malaysia shares its list of the top 10 Malaysian women who share a fierce passion and will in bringing about a positive social change for the better through their entrepreneurial efforts.
10. Yasmin Rasyid
A marine biologist by profession and an environmentalist by passion, Yasmin founded EcoKnights in 2005. Yasmin spearheaded the world’s first intranasal vaccine against pneumonia for livestock at Profound Vaccine Sdn Bhd which she joined upon leaving WWF-Malaysia. Today, she advocates for environmental sustainability with EcoKnights by speaking at talks like the 14th Science Council of Asia (SCA) International Conference. Mentoring the Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program at MaGiC, she co-founded PopTani recently, an agricultural start-up focusing on aquaponics. Her awards include the Best NGO Leader Award under the Golden Globe Tiger Summit Awards for Excellence 2016 and the Comfori’s Greenman Award 2016.