In Singapore’s society, where a person’s success is usually judged by mainstream determinants such as qualifications, job title and salary, pursuing a non-mainstream passion is often not looked upon kindly. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. After all, we’ve seen various success stories from people who steered away from the typical route to strike it out on their own. Take these CLEO Change Makers, for example. Here’s how they pursued their non-mainstream passion relentlessly, even turning it into a career.

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Here’s the full list of all the inspiring women who became CLEO Change Makers 2018.