A mother taking care of young mothers, a former first lady dedicated to refugees, and a grandmother who refused to her family fall into ruin are some of the amazing women on Asia’s Most Influential list. They are proof that women, made limitless with their love for family, are strong, brave and ready to lead where help is needed.
Alia Eyres, Hong Kong
Alia Eyres left a career in law to become the CEO of Mother’s Choice, the Hong Kong charity that gives children without families, pregnant teenagers, and young mothers what they need most: a loving family. Under Eyres' guidance, Mother's Choice provides temporary care through a foster care program and its Child Care Home for babies and children. It also offers full support—with a crisis hotline, information about choices, shelter at a residential hostel during pregnancy, and a baby plan—to at-risk girls.
Last month, Mother’s Choice organised The Power of Authentic Relationships, an online art exhibition that helped 20 girls who had experienced crisis pregnancy to share their stories and reclaim their identities in the process. “Our biggest moments of crisis can become our biggest catalyst of positive change,” said Eyres, who believes that safe and loving relationships are what young women need.