Kotex celebrates Malaysian women to mark 100 year anniversary of championing women’s progress.

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KUALA LUMPUR, AUGUST 11, 2020 – Should your periods get in the way of your ambitions? More than 100 years ago, women working as war-time nurses stitched together hygiene pads that were made from Kimberly-Clark’s cellucotton bandages so they could stay on the front lines during their period. Born from the need to progress even amidst adversity, Kotex has continued to champion women’s progress for 100 years. Today, Kotex commemorates 100 years of progress with the first ever ‘She Can Awards’ – a way of honouring and celebrating Malaysian women and their progress.

The Kotex She Can Awards aims to celebrate the progress of 100 Malaysian achievers with a one-of-a-kind recognition and commemoration. The awards honor these women for being at the forefront of their industries as they paved the way for women’s progress in Malaysia. Recognising these women as local heroes, Kotex will award them with a She Can Award and commemorate these 100 Malaysian women by immortalizing them in the form of art and storytelling in an upcoming digital series by the brand, titled She Universe featuring the 100 superheroes. A collective series to showcase the achievements and keep their stories alive, She Universe will feature a collection of the 100 women as illustrated female superheroes accompanied with their individual success stories. 

Kotex has identified a diverse range of women achievers from varying fields including academia, entertainment, sports, science and technology and more. These women have broken the mould and normalised what was once seen as unreachable – from athlete Annie Choong, the first Malaysian Olympian in 1956, to Patricia Yapp, the first woman in the world to become a qualified fighter pilot in 2017. These are 100 Malaysian superwomen with 100 magnificent stories to tell, all compiled in She Universe, Kotex’s first ever collection of Malaysian female superheroes. 

Frenissa Lagman, Marketing Manager for Kimberly-Clark Malaysia, said,

For the past 100 years, we have always been driven by our passion for innovation, adapting to the needs of our women, and empowering them to realize their capability and potential. The Kotex She Can Awards symbolises both progress and empowerment that strives to motivate women through every step of the way because period or not –she can. 

Together with our 100 women achievers, the She Universe series aims to bring a collection of local female role models to help inspire girls to dare to dream, and to never put a pause to their ambitions

With 100 years of empowering women, including during times of war, Kotex continues to champion women’s progress whether it be through innovative products or initiatives such as the She Can Fund. The Kotex She Can Fund is an initiative set up to inspire women and help them achieve their passion, not just to enrich their own lives but those around them too.

Staying true to its innovative values, Kotex now presents the all new and improved Kotex Soft and Smooth which is designed with a 5-in-1 leakage protection to keep women worry-free during their periods. The Kotex Soft and Smooth is inspired by the ever-changing needs of women and aims to keep women both protected and comfortable, reminding her that #SheCan do whatever she wants, period or not!  A true testament to Kotex’s belief, the Kotex Soft and Smooth also comes in a new packaging which features the Kotex She Symbol in its logo. The Kotex She Symbol is a representation of progress and aims to champion the strength and confidence in every woman. So here’s to another 100 years of #SheCan! 

100 years of progress, 100 Malaysian superwomen, 100 magnificent stories to tell. Stay tuned to the debut of She Universe series which will launch soon in September 2020 on Kotex’s social media pages. Follow us now on Instagram, @kotexmy and on Facebook at Kotex Malaysia


About Kotex

Kimberly-Clark created the feminine care category with the launch of the Kotex brand 100 years ago. Now, Kotex®, a full line of feminine care pads, liners and tampons, continues to push category boundaries. By providing outstanding protection and unique design, the brand brings women a better feminine care experience overall. For more information on Kotex visit Kotex.com.my

About Kimberly-Clark

Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) and its trusted brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Fueled by ingenuity, creativity, and an understanding of people’s most essential needs, we create products that help individuals experience more of what’s important to them. Our portfolio of brands, including Huggies, Kleenex, Scott, Kotex, Cottonelle, Poise, Depend, Andrex, Pull-Ups, GoodNites, Intimus, Neve, Plenitud, Viva and WypAll, hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in 80 countries. We use sustainable practices that support a healthy planet, build stronger communities, and ensure our business thrives for decades to come. To keep up with the latest news and to learn more about the company’s 148-year history of innovation, visit kimberly-clark.com.

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