Our Amazing #sheboss Mamas
CATCH is a community of women for women! We love brands and businesses that are sustainable and eco-friendly, good for the environment, and even better for mums and bubs.
For this reason, we've been running a social media series about the amazing women & mothers we've worked and partnered with - sharing stories of their background and the amazing brands and businesses they've built.
Stay tuned for a new post every two weeks on Friday!
✨ Amanda Ooi ✨
▫️Former Senior Manager at KPMG
▫️Founder of LHAMOUR HK, and
▫️Mummy to Max
Amanda believes that organic skincare for us ladies can help combat the day-to-day stress that affects our skin from the pollution and sun! They use Mongolian ingredients such as sea buckthorn, Jamts salt, yak’s milk, goat’s milk, horse oil and combines these with natural ingredients to create healthy, natural skincare. No preservatives or chemicals are used so the products are safe for the whole family
Amanda swears by LHAMOUR HK Coffee Bean Scrub for your body, made from freshly roasted and ground coffee beans.
What’s best? The prices of LHAMOUR HK products are wallet friendly too! Buy yourself some & get extra for your friends and family!
✨ ANJALI Harjani ✨
▫️Former VP HR at Credit Suisse
▫️Founder of Malabar Baby, and
▫️Mummy to Aryan
Anj started the business in Hong Kong 1.5 years ago when she left her finance job in the US to focus more on eco-friendly, organic baby products, swaddles and natural bedding for her beautiful son Aryan, and hasn't looked back since.
We love that all her products are block-printed and so environmentally conscious; the perfect luxury item for new borns, young children and even everyone in the family.
Like our CATCH community, Anj has a global home having lived in the US, India and Hong Kong. Keep shining Anj!
✨ SIOBHAN Barnes ✨
▫️Formerly in Commercial & Corporate Real Estate
▫️Founder of The Neon Life Society, and
▫️Mummy to Jack, Ella & Cooper
Siobhan dedicates her work to supporting visionaries and guides them to create meaningful careers and businesses.
In her prior life, Siobhan worked in commercial and corporate real estate and achieved early career success having supposedly landed her "dream job" at an Investment Bank. However, despite achieving her goals, she felt very unfulfilled.
Thus began her journey to start The Neon Life Society in helping corporate women find themselves and create inner fulfilment first and outward success second by leaning their ladder against the right wall and playing to their natural soul gifts and talents
✨ MAAYAN Schwartz ✨
▫️Formerly in International Taxation roles at PWC
▫️Founder and Author of Your Outsourced Kitchen, and
▫️Mummy to Eitan, Lavie & Ari
We absolutely needed to showcase our home chef and author Maayan Schwartz! As a CATCH #bossmum, Maayan authored the book Your Outsourced Kitchen, one of the few English/Tagalog nutritional, western cookbooks 🥗📔 for you and your family. Passionate about cooking, Maayan realised that there was a gap in the cookbook department to illustrate delicious, healthy and recipes for the more sophisticated palate to our trusted helpers at home.
Her recipes include a fusion of western, Asian fusion, middle eastern and contemporary cuisine and several recipes in the collection have even been contributed by some of Hong Kong's leading chefs and nutrition experts including The Sesame Kitchen, Grass Roots Pantry, Bombay Dreams, Jinjuu, Genie Juicery, Love True Food, The Flexible Chef, Elle Kealy and more.
Spoiler alert: our favourite recipe from her book is the Sole 🐟 with Mint and Pineapple tangy, fresh.... so perfect for the summer!
When not cooking or writing, she can be found working with hiking Hong Kong’s trails, taking care of her three young boys, and working with local community organisations on charity projects!
✨ Hai-Anh Vu ✨
▫️ Formerly Sr Manager at Ogilvy PR Vietnam
▫️ Founder of Little Bean's Toy Chest, and
▫️ Mummy to Natalie & Leah
This week's CATCH #supermum is in the business of every child's favourite item: toys! What makes Little Bean's Toy Chest so special are that every toy is handmade from safe, organic materials - and of course, plastic free and eco-friendly.
Hai-Anh, mum of two girls, left her world of PR at OGILVY Vietnam to start the toy company that she was passionate about. She wants to create a toy brand that reflects her parenting philosophy: inspiring unstructured play, celebrating creativity and imagination, avoiding gender stereotypes.
From wooden blocks to pretend-play sets to handmade toy books, her shop has something cute and unique for a wide range of ages. Started as a hobby, Hai-Anh has developed content for her fabric toy books which have been very well received. The interactive book "I LOVE Hong Kong" is wildly popular as a must-have Hong Kong-themed gift for young children, as is her "I'm a big sister/brother" pretend-play book which is specially dedicated to a new sibling.
All the books in her collection can be personalised with the children's name on the cover, making them extra sweet gifts for your little ones.