GOPIO International Women Entrepreneurs Excellence Awards 2011

Tan Sri Dr. Devaki Krishnan

Tan Sri Dr. Devaki Krishnan has the distinction of accomplishing many firsts in Malaysian history – in particular regarding women. She was the first Malaysian woman to win the local elections of 1952. She was the first Indian woman to stand for general elections... Read More

Pathmavathy Suresh

Mrs. Pathmavathy Suresh, bred in the realms of Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, went through her childhood years with no worldly luxury. However, what she had was far more lavish than ever, for she had her family, her friends, and her dream. The day God sent a beautiful soul... Read More

Chandra Suriya

Chandra Suriya is acknowledged for her broadcasting and writing skills, particularly during her long tenure with Radio Television Malaysia (RTM). She became a household name among Radio listeners in the 70s, 80s, 90s and new millennium,especially Indian community... Read More

Sasha Anthony

Sasha Anthony started her career in the corporate secretarial line working in secretarial firms affiliated to small and medium-sized audit firms. She worked for Maika Holdings in the late 1980s for two years before moving to the company secretarial departments... Read More

Mayah Kuppusamy

Mayah Kuppusamy is a major shareholder, director and Chief Executive Officer of High Cans Corporation Sdn. Bhd. She has been in the recycling industry for the past 18 years. Her job functions cover overall management of company operations, special... Read More

Sothie Paul-Duraisamy

Sothie Paul-Duraisamy studied at the Methodist Girls School and the Victoria Institution in Kuala Lumpur and went on to study medicine at the University of Singapore. During her two years there she also sat for her LRSM performers exam as a scholarship to study... Read More

Shoba Purushothaman

Shoba Purushothaman is a Malaysian born entrepreneur who began her career in 1985 as a business journalist in KL, working for Malaysian Business, a magazine. This was her first job after graduating from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia with... Read More

Datin Preama Kaniappah

Datin Preama Kaniappah is an Indian woman entrepreneur who has played an integral part in the formation, development and operations of Peritrans Sdn. Bhd. a prominent logistics provider to multi-national companies via main gateways Northport, Westport... Read More


K.Thevarani created local history by being the first Malaysian Indian Woman to produce and direct a Tamil T.V. drama. Her debut TV production “Orru Vidiyalai Noki" was an overnight success and turned her into a star Director in 1991.She never gave up trying... Read More

Madam Paruwathi

When everything was going well, problems arose. She underwent a major health problem and unable to walk due to her health problems. This is when she had a big hit in her business, as she was unable to concentrate as a tough person in life, she remained... Read More

Jagjit Kaur

Jagjit Kaur immediately joined the Syuen Group in Ipoh and worked here until 1995. The vast experience she gained from the senior management helped her in public relations work with the foreign partners of her company. She joined the property division... Read More

Janani K. Ganasan

Mrs. Janani K. Ganasan is the founder, pillar and owner of Ambience Daya Jana (M) Sdn Bhd a leading professional support service provider in the cleaning industry in the Klang valley which was corporatised in the year 2008. She started her service business in... Read More


S.Kavery holds a degree in Business Administration and worked at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital, as a Singapore Administrator. Currently, she is the key person and has been instrumental for her husband's, Dr.Ravee's, expansion of his business in Tasly Sdn Bhd... Read More

Parameswari Silvaguroo

Parameswari Silvaguroo is the proud owner of Darshini's Bridal & Beauty Centre. With a vast experience encompassing 35 years, she is a leading beautician in the industry. Darshini's Bridal & Beauty Centre is a pioneer, being amongst the first Indian Bridal... Read More

S. Malliga

S. Malliga, a prominent business women in Klang, was educated at the Methodist Girls School till from Six. She continues to work in a Japanese company where through her hard work and commitment she steered her way to become the manager, serving... Read More

Dina Thacker

Dina Thacker is a self-taught designer who has developed her love of colors and passion for drawing into a thriving fashion label – ISHKA. Bombay born Dina is now based in Singapore and has clients in nearly every corner of the globe. Dina's target audience... Read More