Kulapat Kanokwatanawan

A dessert lover at heart, Kulapat, or May, became famous all over Thailand after opening the super popular After You dessert café. Most branches have people queuing to get in but success did not come overnight. May worked hard to perfect her desserts and refine her recipes. She also had to learn how to run a growing business and she has become a pretty astute businesswoman in very short order. With a hit brand like After You it was only natural that there would be copycats, but in listing the company on the Stock Exchange of Thailand, she has shown that she is far ahead of the competition.

Definition of success: Working hard and learning from your mistakes.