It’s not easy being a woman, period. Let’s take a moment and celebrate the accomplishments of women—here’s a great read on the meaningful ways to celebrate International Women’s Day with Rich Products Malaysia.
March 8th holds a very special place for women around the globe for it is the day that International Women’s Day is celebrated. With its first gathering held in 1911, International Women’s Day has been recognised well over a century already.
What makes for this occasion to be momentous is its celebration of women’s achievements be in the social, economic, cultural and political aspects of their lives. And there are significant activities held on this day where groups of women come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s rights.
Thoughts from the Women of Rich Products Malaysia.
To celebrate this day, we have asked some women in Rich Products Malaysia what celebrating International Women’s Day means for them. Here’s what we got.
Our general manager, Calyn Yap, regaled us with her experience of motherhood. As such, she touched upon the responsibility that comes with it. Before being a mother, she thought it was having a big role to fill, turns out it goes beyond that. Now, being a mother, she is a lot more involved in her children’s lives and feels that she handles stress a lot better. Also, as a corporate leader too, she had shared her thoughts on Women’s Day. “It is a day to pay respect and honor to the contributions of women in whatever they do, and the roles they play, as a daughter, a sister, a mother, a friend, even extending to the company and co-workers.”
The other office women had their own views too and were strong-willed about them:
The other office women had their own views too and were strong-willed about them:
“International Women’s Day is the day to remember that women do not need a man to lead them. Women too, can also be very powerful and lead. Take examples from the powerful women who made history and even till this day, there are women in leadership positions that put their lives in front for others. It’s something more women can learn from them.” — As much as it is tough being a woman in a leadership role, and sometimes the hardest part is to find a new spark, to keep the passion and to constantly keep up with our own expectations, we believe that the pressure helps us to build a mental fortitude.
“International Women’s Day is the day where women can reflect and celebrate on how much they have done throughout the year. Sometimes, we as women, think that we cannot do what men can do, but the reality is far from that. With determination, we can achieve what men capable of.” — Such a wonderful statement and a gentle reminder for women. Apart from all the hard work, we are glad there are more opportunities to celebrate the successes and strides that women have achieved in the workplace as compared to before.
“In some ways, every woman’s experiences vary greatly depending on where we were born and how we were raised in our society. And in some ways, we face universal struggles, regardless of where we are. As such, success is subjective to every woman. To some, being a mother is one; but some may say starting their own business is a success. I’d say we celebrate each woman’s individuality and recognize their own merits in what they do, that makes them fulfilled.” — We are only limited by our own dreams. So, in whatever you do, give it your all and celebrate it.
With all that is said and done, we thought of sharing you some ways to celebrate International Women’s Day with us, with the various of perspectives of women. What better way to celebrate this day with baking—It is after all; the purest form of love you can pour your heart into and give it to the women you admire and aspire to be.
A mother pours her soul into everything she does and puts her family first above all else. Mothers, whether they are a stay-at-home mother or a working mother, regardless, they are the natural caregivers, nurses, chefs, educator… and in all they do, they are priceless, not only for their children, but for all of society. Let’s not forget the nights they stay up thinking of the meals they want to prepare for their families the next day and making sure everyone else is well fed. Often enough, we feel that we can never fully repay our mothers for what they have provided us, while that may be true to us, it is probably not the case in their eyes.
What we need to ensure is that women aren’t told that they are “having it all,” when the reality is more that they are “doing it all,” often with little rest or support. Motherhood is a job, one woman needs rest from, time off from, and practical help with. Perhaps in celebrating their status, what you can consider is baking a cake for your mother. It becomes special because you baked it. In case you have some concerns about that, here are some other interesting reads you can consider:
Daughters, rebellious or not, they can often be misunderstood in the family. We like to think of daughters as sunshine, pure light. A daughter is a precious gift, just as precious as any son. She is a wonder just as great, a person in her own right. As a mother, seeing their little girl grow up into a responsible adult woman is an emotional journey. They begin to reminisce the good times of when they too, were just a young child, and seeing their own daughter may just be a reflection of themselves.
Maybe, it is not a stretch that’s why mothers put in so much in creating the best memories for their daughters when they are little—so as their daughters carry on with the various stages of their lives, from an innocent adolescent to a rebellious teenager, and eventually to a woman of dignity, they would remember their childhood as a pleasant one.
It’s our goal for people to enrich a mother’s bond with their daughters. Add colors to your daughter’s life and spend time baking cupcakes with them. Not only does this activity bring out each’s creativity but it also helps a daughter to relate better to the efforts a mother gives for her. The results? Gorgeous cupcakes and positive emotions! All our senses are involved in enjoying food and if you bake a great batch of moist cupcakes, the pleasure you would receive seeing the ones you love enjoy them, you will wonder why you didn’t do this more often. If you like to serve up some amazing cupcakes for your little miss sunshine, here are 8 Tips to Bake the Perfect Cupcake for you.
Life is never easy for a working lady, but when success comes knocking at the door, that feeling of satisfaction can be amazing. Especially when there are big shoes to fill and in today’s hectic lifestyle, it may be difficult for women to find time for their own personal interests or hobbies. The great news is that preparing something delicious doesn’t always have to cost much and includes a lot of work.
We are talking about having some crispy Portuguese Egg Tarts! That amazing flaky pastry with its lovely custard in the middle—a taste the world loves! So long you have an oven or air-fryer in your office pantry, you are pretty much all set to make an amazing batch of Portuguese Egg Tarts. We have a one tart solution for you that makes everything convenient and efficient. All you got to do is fill Rich’s Portuguese Egg Tart Topping into some Portuguese Egg Tart Shells and set the timer to bake. So, while you are chilling with your working ladies near the water cooler, just wait for them to bake, and they are ready to be enjoyed.
It’s especially great for busy working ladies who may not have much time in the morning for a proper breakfast to fill themselves with, or even as a light snack to be passed around and shared with other women in the office. This is truly a smart way for women to savor something delish while having a conversation. How’s that for a stress relief? Here are some of Our Top 5 Portuguese Egg Tart Recipes if you are up for different flavors and want a twist from the regular Portuguese Egg Tarts.
We all have that one female friend who is always with us through our ups and downs. Our best and our worst? Yes, they have probably seen it all, and they still pull it through together with you. You don’t have to pretend to be someone else around them. It’s honestly one of the best things you can feel and experience with someone, where that can be moments of vulnerability where you can trust her to not say anything to anyone as well as not feel judged. What better way to show your appreciation or better yet, celebrate yourself (if you are a woman) and your female friends by baking some macarons?
While baking macarons takes time and effort, it puts a strong emphasis on the celebration when done with gratitude and respect for someone. Gather the ladies that you know and have a great macaron baking session with them! Share all the laughter and creativity during it. Whether you’re in charge of making the macaron base, whipping the perfect cream, or decorating the macarons for the ultimate finishing, everything becomes a lot more fun, and the event is more likely to have an impact. And you know what they say about baking macarons? Macarons taste a lot better when it is a team effort, in this case, especially sweeter from the sisterhood bond made! If you like, here are two recipes you can consider: Raspberry Vegan Macarons and Chocolate Hazelnut Macarons.
Sisters are special and they could also be your best girlfriend too (when you treat them right). No matter how many times you fight or disagree with them, you will always find something to laugh about with them too. And that’s probably everyone’s favorite sign that they have a great sister figure – when they make each other wheeze and end up having a laughing fit with tears in each’s eyes! The sense of humor grows, and you eventually understand each other enough to know what makes the other laugh. We will also add there are also times where both your humor becomes a “spur of the moment” where you both end up laughing until each can hardly breathe.
So, bake your sister a lovely Swiss roll this International Women’s Day and see the smile on her face! Think of all the things you have shared growing up with your sister, and the least you can do to thank her for being such a wonderful sister is with a perfectly baked Swiss roll. And if you are thinking that baking sounds impossible for you, let alone rolling a cake properly, we have Three Easy Swiss Roll Recipes for Everyone—easily one of our top Swiss rolls picks that we know any sister would love to dig in!
Ending things on a Sweet Note...
Rich Products Malaysia would like to take March 8th as an opportunity to extend gratitude to the women who have supported us through thick and thin, lifted us up during our highs, held our hands during our lows, and so much more. From all walks of life, we sincerely thank the women who are always bringing their best game, in helping to inspire us too as we share our offerings, recipes, and solutions to enrich the baking and culinary world. Let’s make every moment count!