TEDxKLWomen 2015: “Be Steadfast & Furiously Love Life” – Adelaine Foo


KLIA, Sepang 28th May 2015 – Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Otomotif College (TOC), a pioneer in professional automotive education, Adelaine LK Foo reminds working mothers to be steadfast and love life furiously.


Adelaine Foo says, in gaining momentum and maintaining velocity women often forget to connect with the loved ones instead wasting away precious time to prove themselves worthy to others.

“How much money do you need to teach your children the infinite pleasure of a hug? I’m not saying (money) is not important and I’m not encouraging you not to have drive.

“Drive, for God’s sake! But not just drive. You have to practice R&R. I urge you to be present. Don’t be in a hurry to check off all the list on your timetable and forgot the purpose of doing it all,” she adds.

Foo spoke during TEDxKLWomen 2015 held at the Observation Deck of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Sepang on Thursday night.

“How much money do you need to teach your children the  infinite pleasure of a hug?”

Other speakers include International Consultant & Author, Melanie Billings-Yun; Founder of Arus Academy Alina Amir; Managing Director of FC Group and founder of “Tutsi Project” Grace Amey-Obeng and daughter, Barbara Shika Obeng; also UX Researcher and one of the youngest members of Piktochart, Eureka Foong.

Earlier, participants on board the KLIA Express from KL Sentral to KLIA were accompanied by Idea Instigators, five women poets from Poetry Cafe KL; Elaine Foster, Melizarani Selva, Illya Sumanto, Sheena Baharuddin, and Mooza Mohd.


About TEDxKLWomen

TEDxKLWomen, presented and curated by WOMEN:girls, is an independently organised TED event focused on women under the TEDWomen. TEDxKLWomen started in 2012 and strives to create an experiential and inspiring TED event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

TEDWomen is an annual global conference about the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers. This year‚ the theme is Momentum, explores the bold ideas that create momentum in how we think, live and work.

Convening with more than 150 other countries worldwide on the same date, TEDxKLWomen 2015 focuses on how ideas define velocity for each goal and ambition to be achieved.


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Our event is called TEDxKLWomen, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxKLWomen event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/TEDxKLWomen