A Day In The Life #1: Sylvia Yin
#teamCLEO is proud to introduce a new digital series, ‘A Day In The Life’ to CLEO’s revamped platform. A series that is single-handedly documented by the Malaysian personalities themselves, we want to celebrate everybody from all walks of life. From leading ladies and men across various industries to the millennial movers of our time – CLEO acts as a window into their lives.
What does your job entail?
As the Chief Operator, I oversee the day-to-day operations of the company, from managing development roadmap, interviewing users to hiring across departments.
What brought you to do what you’re doing?
While I have always loved fashion, I never imagined myself to run a fashion technology company. I fell head over heels in love with online shopping when I was studying abroad. When I returned home, I was struck by how difficult it was to find an online store that caters to my lifestyle and preferences. Shoppr was a respond to that frustration. By personalising product and brand recommendations from 3000+ local and international brands, Shoppr helps users find what she wants quicker and easier.
Describe a typical day at work.
Plenty of meetings. The day always starts off with a quick meeting to catch up with the development team. After that, I have coffee chats with users and interviews with potential hires for the company. When I’m not in meetings, I’m thinking about what I can do to make the user experience better on Shoppr.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I envision myself running Shoppr’s operation across multiple countries in the region. It is my hope that Shoppr becomes every South East Asian girl’s fashion best friend, empowering them to express their personality courageously through easy access to items that speak their style.
12:00PM – New brand Pomelo just launched on Shoppr! ?The struggle is real when your work includes browsing pretty clothes every day. ? Edgy, minimalistic work pieces here I come!
Grateful that today has been a fruitful day! While it was hectic, It was also very energizing. Over the years I’ve learnt that gratitude is such an important attitude to have because it’ll remind you to celebrate the small wins along your way. I look forward to whatever tomorrow may bring! – Sylvia
Stay tuned for another upcoming edition of #ADayInTheLife. Take a step back and look through the eyes of someone else. Literally. Explore the different lives of every day people taking the steps to accomplish their dreams and what it takes for them to stay in that dream.