International Women’s Day: Proud to be Thai

Held on March 8th each year, International Women’s Day celebrates the incredible economic, social, political and cultural successes of women who are leading the way towards building a better world.

This year’s #BalanceforBetter theme celebrates the progress we’ve made towards building a gender-balanced world, while still recognising the areas that need improvement.

It’s time to celebrate a generation of incredible Thai women whose ambitious work in sport, politics, media and the arts have inspired women across Thailand and beyond.

Lisa Manoban

Singer and Business Woman

 

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After winning Thailand’s YG Auditions in 2010, Lisa became one of Thailand’s most admired pop stars. In 2016, she joined a newly formed girl group, Black Pink. Their first album was a huge success with the single, Whistle, becoming number-one on the South Korean charts.

In 2018, Lisa released a sell-out fashion line called Brightest Star in The Night Sky which led to her to become the face of Moonshot, a Chinese cosmetics brand owned by YG Plus.

Lisa is clearly a talented singer and savvy businesswoman with a taste for success.

SAS-ASMR

Thai YouTuber Star

 

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After releasing her first YouTube video in 2016, SAS-ASMR quickly rose to fame with over a billion video views and almost 5.5 million subscribers over the last two years.

This Thai star loves food and records herself making relaxing sounds as she enjoys dishes from around the globe. In 2017, she created a second YouTube channel called SASVlogs where she celebrates her love for food with eating challenges, travel vlogs and restaurant reviews.

Her amazing ability to create a career celebrating her life as a ‘foodie’ on social media has inspired women across Thailand. She was brave enough to break away from traditional female roles and create something entirely unique.

Urassaya Sperbund

Thai Actress

 

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Urassaya Sperbund, also known as Yaya, is a successful Thai-Norwegian actress and model. She’s known for roles in TV dramas like ‘The Crown Princess’ and ‘Game Rai Game Rak’.

In 2018, Yaya became the first Thai woman to feature in US Vogue and is also known as a ‘Friend of Louis Vuitton’ for her daring style and striking look.

She’s also praised for staying grounded and humble, despite her growing popularity.

Ratchanok Intanon

Badminton Player

 

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In 2016, Ratchanok was the first Thai badminton player to be ranked #1 in the world.

After becoming the youngest ever winner at the 2009 Junior Championships at age 14, Ratchanok continued to play at the top of her game and reached the quarterfinals at the London 2012 Olympics. Her fans enjoy watching her relaxed playing-style and light footwork as she dances around the court.

Ratchanok grew up in a fairly poor family but now uses much of her prize and sponsorship money to support her parents and brother. From when she first picked up a racquet at age six, the years of hard work and training made Ratchanok an inspirational figure for sportswomen across the world.

And did you know Badminton claims to be the second-most-popular participation sport in the world. Only football beats it!

Inspiring a Generation

International Women’s Day is all about celebrating the incredible achievements of women. Thailand certainly has some amazing women, who share a determination, resilience, and passion for change that has allowed them to reach new heights in their industries.

The world needs more women like these inspirational ladies so we can empower the next generation to shoot for the stars and create a better world.

#BalanceforBetter