3. We Aren't Afraid to Take a Chance On Our Big Idea
It's important to be fearless. That is how we create progress within a business. Southeast Asia has been more traditional in the sense where men take the role of starting a business and executing their ideas.
Today, MEWs are becoming more and more common. And we aren't afraid to take a chance on our big idea.
20 - 34-year-olds are more inclined to set up a new business than our parents. And it not just one great idea on our road to success, millennials surveyed launched on average 7.7 companies.
This shows our fearlessness to get the ball moving. It is why we have Southeast Asia female entrepreneurs like Rosaline Chow Koo
She launched Asia's first insurance and wellness marketplace in 2014 and her big idea is expected to hit over 500 firms and 100,000 users before year-end.
4. Millennial Women Are Putting a Dent In That Infamous Wage Gap
Women around the world have a lot to deal with in the workplace. But Southeast Asia has its own complexities. According to the latest statistics by the UN, 70% of women in Southeast Asia are employed in agriculture.
But millennial women from these countries like myself are putting in a lot of work to change this. It's why countries like Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia now find themselves in the top for economies to have more female entrepreneurs than men.
And it's why the wage gap has narrowed by 6% from 2012.
Millennial women from Southeast Asia and all over the world are not accepting the inequalities of the past. We are trailblazing our way to equal pay.
5. We Have That Indisputable "IT" Factor
The world is a different place from when our parents were just starting out in the business world. Since the '90s more and more women have started rejecting societal stereotypes and embraced the power suit.
The rise of women empowerment around the world, but especially in Southeast Asia countries, has turned a generation of millennial girls into driven, determined and resourceful young women.
It is what has shaped us into the amazing female leaders and entrepreneurs we are today.
A perfect example of this can be seen with Amutha Saravanan
, co-founder of the Da Vinci Group from Singapore. She combined her love for pottery into a novel business idea by realizing the numerous benefits clay can have on the human psyche.
After becoming pregnant, she then embraced this new part of her femininity by creating another successful spin-off venture called BellyPotTM, a product under Amooo's.
There is an exciting movement in women striving to be great leaders, to build great things, and to fight for what they want. This mindset has already penetrated Western or European cultures and now it's bleeding into the far east.
Women in Southeast Asia are killin' it and more and more are destroying that glass ceiling. In the words immortalized by one of the most badass female entrepreneurs in the world: "Who run the world? Girls."
Share your story or the story of a badass female entrepreneur you know in the comments section below. These stories of women who just went for it creates an inclusive community and support system. Sharing these stories encourages more women to be bold and take that first step, to start businesses that help people around the world. Awesome.
This post was originally published on Forbes.com as republished here, with permission of the author Andrea Loubier.