Known as the Iron Lady of Malaysia, Datuk Maznah Hamid is a very well-known entrepreneur, business woman as well as a famous motivational author and speaker. She decided to buy an almost bankrupt, unknown security company and turned into a multi-million, respectable empire. During the early days, she employed a few guards, with herself being jack of all trades in the small outfit - clerk, secretary, manager and sometimes the guard herself. In order to expand the business, she and her husband sold their own house and moved to a new and smaller place which comes without proper amenities. With only a few thousands capital of their own, her company has to compete with hundreds of other licensed security companies in Malaysia, with many of them established with up to millions of capital. Against all competition, the company survived and triumphed. The company, Securiforce is now one of the biggest security companies in Malaysia, having more than 30 branches across Malaysia and employing more than 4000 employees. Impressively, all of this is achieved without financial help or capital from financial institutions. Alongside with other prominent Malaysian business icons, Datuk Maznah has become one of the entrepreneurs who build and grow companies and play important roles as a leader and strategist while contributing to the overall growth and improvement of the society's life in Malaysia. She has also established Maznah Motivational Centre (MMC) which conducts seminars on business and human development. Her book "Motivasi Memburu Kejayaan"
is a best seller and has become the source of guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs who can learn from her own experience, principles and secrets in her quest to achieve success and excellence.