Women Leaders From Malaysia And All Over The World United At Ferrari’s Power Brunch

On a RECENT Saturday morning, a women’s power brunch co-hosted by Robb Report Malaysia and Ferrari Malaysia took place at the Ital Auto Malaysia showroom in Four Seasons Place KL. A diverse group—comprising female entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, C-suite executives, star athletes, film-makers and more—gathered for an enriching thought leadership session moderated by humanitarian and Fugee (a non-governmental organisation) founder Deborah Henry.

A red tableau on display featuring prints of both Ferrari and Robb Report Malaysia.

As part of the experience, attendees had the opportunity to test drive the Ferrari Roma Spider and also get up close to the Ferrari Purosangue and 296 GTS on display. The space amply showcased the many high points of the Prancing Horse, from its configurator to its stunning mechanical thoroughbreds. In Giorgio Armani, a partner for the event, the fashion label presented its men’s and women’s pieces artfully displayed on manequinns in the showroom.

Deborah Henry, Fugee founder.

In the ensuing thought leadership session, guests shared their viewpoints, discussing challenges within their industries and celebrating the power of being a woman in the contemporary world. When reflecting on her journey from the squash court to co-founding a non-profit organisation with Mariana De Reyes, former world squash champion Datuk Nicol David shared: “I had a special opportunity to demonstrate that Malaysian women can achieve remarkable feats in the realm of sports. This valuable platform also serves as an opportunity for empowerment.”

Hazira Harun and Datuk Nicol David.

Corporate leader Dato’ Hamidah Naziadin added her perspective, underscoring the distinctive qualities that women bring to leadership roles. “Women possess exceptional qualities that make them great leaders,” she remarked. “We nurture, demonstrate substantial love and thrive as problem-solvers.” Shifting the focus to the creative domain, award-winning film producer Aida Fitri shed light on her experiences as a woman in the film industry. “It might surprise you, but the Malaysian cinematography world is predominantly driven by women. Although Hollywood remains discriminative, here, women are the driving force behind production and management—with women producers leading the way.”

Ferrari’s showroom setup featuring the sleek 29G GTS, accompanied by Giorgio Armani’s women’s apparel selection on two mannequins.

Following the thought-provoking dialogue, participants engaged in casual networking, group portraits and shared moments of camaraderie over drinks and canapes. The afternoon concluded on a high note, with attendees enjoying an afternoon where automotive luxury, thought leadership and Italian fashion were all rolled into one joyful day.


Photography: SueAnne K

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