Datuk Maznah Hamid has spent her life defying the odds. She rose above her tough childhood to make her career in a field dominated by men.
She has become one of the most successful providers of security services in the country.
“A woman can do just as well in this male-dominated world of business,” she tells Focusweek in an interview at her office off Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, recently.
But Maznah’s interests are not confined to firearms and security guards. She also has vast interests in property development – a business she has built up over the past 18 years through a group of companies under Securiforce Holdings Sdn Bhd.
Now, having achieved success as an entrepreneur, she is on a new mission – to empower women in business.