Individuals who have made an impact on society
The Rare Legacy award focuses on business leaders who have made a social impact through programmes that improve a community’s quality of life, promote altruism and social responsibility. Numerous recipients of the Men of the Year fall under this category. They include Lex Low, an entrepreneur and hair stylists, who a empts to change society “one haircut at a time.” Despite having a fast expanding business, Low spends his free time cu ing hair for the homeless while also training refugees to learn the trade. John-Son Oei of EPIC Homes has focused on helping the marginalised and the underprivileged “one home at a time.” Former Miss Malaysia Deborah Henry is the only one to have received a “Woman of the Year” from August Man. At the time, fresh from the Miss Universe pageant, Henry had galvanised the nation in a way that was unprecedented. Since then, she has come to be known as an activist whose Fugee School provides free education to refugee children.