Lifestyle Asia delves into the other side of this beauty mogul, Sharyn Wong, uncovering the layers of her captivating journey and soulful existence.
Sharyn Wong is the remarkable force steering the ship at Estée Lauder Philippines as the Country General Manager.
Wong’s mastery of marketing, coupled with her unwavering devotion to the beauty industry, has positioned her as a prominent figure in the field.
Her journey in the beauty realm commenced with an enduring fascination for beauty products and their transformative magic.
She embarked on her career odyssey in Malaysia, wearing the hat of a sales executive.
For over two decades, she danced among various beauty brands in the Malaysian market.
Then, a golden opportunity arose in the Travel Retail division, where she assumed responsibility for the Estée Lauder portfolio in the colossal Korean and Japanese markets, the juggernauts of the Asia Pacific Travel Retail arena.
In 2019, Wong made her way to the vibrant streets of New York City.
Her mission was a pivotal one: to take the helm as Vice President and General Manager of Origins.
Her objective? Strengthen brand love across international markets in a locally meaningful way and mastermind a robust omnichannel strategy in collaboration with corporate functions and regions.
She was a true game-changer in the beauty industry.
But let’s take a moment to explore the personal side of Wong. If she weren’t the General Manager of Estée Lauder, where would life take her?
She envisions herself globe-trotting with her husband, cherishing moments with her son in London and daughter in Hawaii.
Traveling, you see, is her cherished passion.
However, there’s more to this beauty maven than meets the eye.
People often find it surprising to learn that she’s a skilled cook and baker.
Her heart swells with love when she recreates Malaysian dishes, a taste of her homeland, whether in the Philippines or with her beloved family.
Beyond culinary pursuits, she harbors an intriguing aspiration: forestry.
“I think I would love to explore forestry. I love hobbies that will bring calmness and peace of mind to me. These are the two things that I would love to explore.”
Heart of Gold
And when it comes to goals close to her heart, Wong’s compassion shines through.
She’s passionately dedicated to supporting NGOs and charity groups focused on advancing breast cancer awareness and research.
Her journey into this cause began with Estée Lauder’s Breast Cancer Campaign, founded in 1992 by the late Mrs. Evelyn Lauder.
It’s a cause that resonates deeply with her.
“I believe passionately in the campaign’s goal of uniting and inspiring people from across all walks of life, to help create a breast cancer-free world for all and it’s a cause that’s close to my heart.”
Sharyn Wong is not just a beauty mogul but a compassionate soul who gives back to the world.
Her journey is a testament to the power of passion, dedication, and kindness.
As she continues to make the world a better place, one lipstick at a time, her story serves as an inspiration to us all.
Banner photo by Ed Simon of KLIQ INC.