Mission: ModernWooman empowers all women of all ages and backgrounds, to live up to their full potential.

ModernWooman gives voice to women who seek an edge in life. It is a delightful read for women who want to thrive, to work smarter, and to be true to themselves. (And oh yes, for men too).

Deborah Woo, grandmother, mother, wife, businesswoman, public speaker and writer, is at her most intimate here. She reveals truths and inspirations—often frankly and ruthlessly—garnered from her 67-year life journey through joy and pain, terror and triumph, and fear and love.

From a traumatic childhood in which her faith and love were heartbreakingly exploited, to her meteoric rise to become the President of a global US enterprise, Deborah learned to blossom in the face of adversity and challenges. She’s walked an often lonely and difficult path, but did so with her head held high, with grace, with love. She discovered what fulfills her, and let no one took it away from her.

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”






Best Friend

New Friend

Former colleague

Hair stylist

“She must enjoy airplane bathrooms. She makes it a point to visit right after boarding, again before takeoff, and once more the second the captain switches off the seat-belt sign.”

~ Her husband
“We once went to a pet shop to buy food for our two turtles. The shopkeeper showed us two brands. Mum looked at him and asked which one tasted better. Mmmm I wanted to tell her that he’s not the turtle.”

~ Her daughter
“We used to work together in the Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, but she would only use the bathroom in the Kowloon Shangri-la!”

~ Her colleague
“Years ago, she came to me with a picture of Miss Hong Kong, Elizabeth Lee, and wanted the exact same hairstyle. I was taken aback, but did as she asked. Soon after that, she returned and told me to re-style her hair. I asked why. She said while she now had Miss Hong Kong’s hairstyle, she discovered she did not have her face.”

~ Her hair stylist
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