SHE BRILLIANCE facilitates offline and online knowledge-sharing and complimentary mentorship opportunities so women can gain confidence and achieve their goals.

COVID-19 impacted many lives and women are ready to take action. Our research suggests that peer-to-peer learning amongst the experienced (mentors) and those who are emerging from challenges (mentees) can change life positively. Whether you are currently working in the corporate sector, a home-based entrepreneur or a lifestyle and wellness passionista, everyone can offer a different perspective.

What connects these two focal categories of our community include having a sense of purpose, development opportunity and well-being. Our event facilitates knowledge-transfer, skills building and possibly generate new opportunities in life and at work. The SHE BRILLIANCE inaugural event presents a safe environment for these two groups of women to connect in person this October. Register yourself as either a mentor or a mentee now.

THE TWO FOCAL CATEGORIES OF OUR COMMUNITY

THE EMERGING

(mentees)

This group of women seek to learn from those experienced in career progression advice or are exploring new purposes and ventures in life.

THE EXPERIENCED

(mentors)

This group of accomplished business leaders are eager to give back to society through sharing their success journeys and assisting other women in succeeding.

Ready to gain new experiences as a mentee?

Ready to share your experience as a mentor?

Our Mentors

ANNA PATTERSON

Anna is the Vice President and Managing Director of George P Johnson based in Singapore. She manages a dynamic team of experiential experts across the ASEAN region, with females making up 60% of her leadership team. Anna strives to provide women with opportunities for growth in the industry, where she mentors in sales and business development, operational process and planning, showcraft and presentation skills.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Corporate leadership
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Marketing & communications
Sales & marketing

JESSALYNN CHEN

Jessalynn has been inspired by her mentors and given opportunities to pursue ambitions throughout her career. As the Managing Director of Labbrand Singapore, she believes that women can rise up to be top professionals without sacrificing the values and authenticity of a well-rounded person. To her, the key is to embrace what it means to be a woman in a professional world instead of playing from the men's rulebook.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Corporate leadership
Fitness & Wellness
General management
Marketing & communications
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Sales & marketing
Self-confidence
Work/life balance

BERNICE NEO

Bernice is a huge believer in loving what you do and who you work with. Throughout her career in playing digital cupid to global brands and their consumers, she is grateful for the personal and professional guidance from women leaders, and wants to pay it forward to women starting in their careers.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Digital marketing
Marketing & communications
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Sales & marketing
Self-confidence

MICHELLE DYER

Michelle believes everybody deserves to find joy and satisfaction in their working lives and knows the power that lies in getting in touch with what drives you, unlocking potential and finding one’s own voice - this is how we build resilience our minds, bodies & spirits. With 20 years’ experience navigating corporate structures and pursuing a career path through a global company, Michelle understands the benefits of having someone impartial to help give perspective, offer guidance and challenge our thinking.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Marketing & communications
Self-confidence

KAI LING ONG

Kai doesn’t believe that labels should stop anyone. In her more than a decade’s experience in various industries, she has often taken the path less traveled to stay true to herself, and has excelled in her roles by championing authenticity. She thinks that keen self-awareness and prioritising one’s own wellbeing are key to living one’s best life.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Corporate leadership
General management
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Self-confidence

VEENA ALLISON

Veena's career in the UK legal profession and the world of corporate training has given her real-life experience in the challenges women face in a male-dominated environment. Having fought in the trenches for over 25 years, she feels it is her duty and passion to use her knowledge and skills to support other women to achieve their potential, mainly through effective communication and self-compassionate decision making.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Corporate leadership
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Self-confidence
Work/life balance
Interpersonal skills (including building relationships, having difficult conversations, providing & receiving feedback,)
HR management

KAI CHAN

German nationality, born in Hong Kong and happily living in Singapore for the last 22 years, Kai has more than 25 years of successful track record of building and leading teams in the shipping, logistics, corporate travel management as well as luxury beauty distribution sectors in Asia Pacific. Having worked in local, regional and now in a global role, Kai is well-known for her passion for People Development and Corporate Social Responsibility, and believe in always operating with consideration for ethics, compliance, equality, the environment and our communities.

Kai is a go-getter who will never say no to a challenge, however success is also dependent on having a strong team. One of Kai's key priorities as a leader is to develop and empower great people, untap their potential and provide them with a voice, and give them opportunities to innovate and succeed.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Corporate leadership
General management
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Self-confidence

LIM MEI YEAN

Mei Yean's career spans across male leader-dominated industries in the insurance and commodity sectors. The lack of women mentorship motivates her to become a mentor and a thinking partner for other women. She believes that every woman has the resources within themselves to overcome obstacles in life to make a dynamic impact in the world.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Finance
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Self-confidence
Work/life balance

KERRY HEALY

Kerry’s ambition is to inspire more women to reach C-suite leadership positions in the tourism industry. Driven by a deep believe that the best teams and those that deliver performance are those of diversity, be that gender, age or ethnicity.

As the Chief Commercial Officer for Accor in Southeast Asia, Japan & South Korea, Kerry oversees the commercial strategy for 400 hotels across 12 countries. A strategist, mentor and mother, Kerry is passionate about encouraging more women to take a seat at the table for a more equitable future.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Corporate leadership
General management
Sales & marketing
Self-confidence
Work/life balance

PETRINA GOH

Petrina’s personal motto is to “Pursue Greatness Anyway”, a mantra she’s developed from the strong female influences who have helped shape her career and personal growth to where she is today.

She currently leads the team at CWT Meetings & Events – Southeast Asia, helping companies create highly participative, digital and data-driven events, and is excited to foster the growth of youth and female talents in the MICE industry.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Corporate leadership
Sales & marketing
Work/life balance

SHEN MING LEE

Shen Ming Lee is a food fighter, author, and entrepreneur passionate about agri-food tech and social impact. She aims to help build and support a more sustainable, connected, and innovative food future. A lover of gastronomy, Shen strives to be more herself every day and loves to cook, cycle, and box.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Entrepreneurship
General management
Marketing & communications
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Sales & marketing
Self-confidence
Work/life balance

PATRICIA CHEONG

With more than 20 years of experience in business events, Patricia is currently MD, Asia at ICS, where she’s responsible for driving the company’s growth in Asia’s event management industry. Patricia held numerous management roles throughout her career, with the most recent being Associate Director for PCMA, where she was instrumental in growing the association’s footprint in APAC.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
General management
Sales & marketing
Self-confidence

VICKI HENG

Vicki is an intellectual property and corporate lawyer who started her own practice in 2013, focusing on local businesses and startups. Entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey and she has found a particular affinity for providing legal access and support to these clients.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Work/life balance

AILYNN SEAH

Ailynn has a successful track record in hospitality sales & marketing. She has held leadership roles for more than 20 years, managing several geographical and multi-cultural environments. Her extensive industry knowledge and client contacts in key source markets has helped her become an effective change agent that successfully led the sales team in hotel opening, rebranding and repositioning, resulting in a vastly improved financial performance.

In addition, Ailynn is a mentor at work, focusing on people management and work-life balance. She also helps young adults in their career progression and works with youths through CARE Singapore, which helps vulnerable young people find direction, hope and success.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Fitness & Wellness
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Sales & marketing
Self-confidence
Work/life balance

SUJATA TIWARI

Entrepreneur, Life Mentor, Writer, Consultant, Journalist, Author. Investigation, detection and surveillance consultant.
Brand protection and Anti-Counterfeiting specialist, Mental Health and Wellbeing and Podium Speaker.

Sujata has accumulated a wealth of experiences during her life leading to insights & knowledge that cannot be coached or taught in a class.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Entrepreneurship
Fitness & Wellness
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Self-confidence
Work/life balance

LISA KURNIAWAN

Originally from Jakarta, Indonesia, Lisa is a corporate event planner by profession and a woman who is in love with life and constantly learning to embrace what life has to offer with positivity and self confidence.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Self-confidence

NEETA LACHMANDAS

Neeta Lachmandas heads up the Institute of Service Excellence at the Singapore Management University. A lawyer by training, Neeta has never believed in pigeon-holing her career and is now focused on raising the competitiveness of Singapore's service sector through customer-focused and digital transformation strategies.

She believes that women significantly strengthen the fabric of any organisation by bringing values focused on compassion and empathy. Neeta counts being told by her female employees that ‘she walked the talk’ and ‘empowered them to also prioritise family’, as some of her most rewarding accomplishments.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Corporate leadership
General management
Self-confidence
Work/life balance

LISA HOPKINS

Lisa joined Business Events Industry Aotearoa in February 2020 as Chief Executive and leads the strategic direction, advocacy, and promotion of New Zealand’s peak industry body, both domestically and internationally. Lisa has 25 years’ experience in the sector, spending 10 years in Singapore, the rest in her native New Zealand. She is currently based in New Zealand.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Corporate leadership
Entrepreneurship
General management
Marketing & communications
Sales & marketing
Self-confidence

YEE LIN TEH

Yee Lin is an educator and is passionate about teaching & learning. She works with youths and has supported many in kick-starting their corporate journey. At mid-career, Yee Lin developed a niche in digital learning. She ventured into the L&D sphere and helps organisations digitally transformed training and onboarding programs.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Corporate leadership
General management
Marketing & communications
Self-confidence
Work/life balance
Continuous Learning
Professional Development

REBEKKA DALE

With over 15 years of experience in the fast-paced global events industry, Rebekka understands the challenge women face in balancing the drive to deliver with the need to serve themselves. Rebekka's mission is to support women in building successful, sustainable careers as an integral part of a more fulfilled and joyful life.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Work/life balance
Event Management

CONNIE TAN

Connie was born a Singaporean and has been living in Indonesia (1991-1994) & Hong Kong (1995-2020) and returned home to be close to elderly mom in 2020.
Connie has been working for MNC's and covering AP (including Greater China,Middle & North Africa regions since 1995). She has also been in General Management, Technical Support, Business Development, Sales & Marketing Roles. In addition, mentor roles for younger executives within the companies in the last 10 years in the cleaning, sanitation & food industries.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Corporate leadership
General management
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Sales & marketing
Self-confidence
Work/life balance

LYNN WONG

Lynn is currently the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a wholly owned subsidiary of a MNC. She has more than 20 years of working experience in various senior management roles responsible for Finance & Accounting, Commercial, Procurement, Business Transformation and other Business Administration related areas.

Passionate about advocating for women’s welfare and development, she volunteers in Grassroots Organization and is currently serving as a Chairperson in the Women’s Executive Committee of a Community Club in North East District and involves in mentoring the Women in need and organizing activities and events for the women and family community. To contribute to her universities, she serves as a mentor in Monash University Alumni Mentoring Program to help and share her experience with under/fresh graduates and is currently the Honorary Secretary of Murdoch University Singapore Alumni Chapter.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Corporate leadership
Finance
General management
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Self-confidence
Work/life balance

KERSIE KOH

Kersie is the Co-Founder, Content & Creative Director at Clozette Group, a digital content agency offering a full suite of integrated marketing services with an array of digital assets that engage the new consumers around interests like fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

Formerly from Citrix Systems, Oracle, CNET Networks and National Computer Systems, she brings extensive track records of success with over 20 years of experience in content and audience development, product design, business development and marketing management in both software and online business environments, working across the Asia Pacific region.

The seed of the virtual “closet” as a social media content platform and the foundation of Clozette.co germinated, during her 2-year sabbatical from the corporate world, in 2010 when she indulged her passion in fashion and delving extensively into such fashion and women social sites.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Digital marketing
Entrepreneurship
Marketing & communications
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Work/life balance

PAULA LIU

Paula worked for international banks in Shanghai and Singapore, lived in London and returned to Asia. A digital practitioner keen to contribute to communities locally and globally, aiming to make a difference and create equal opportunities for people. She is a strong believer of the value of diverse workforces and very passionate about beautiful things in life: bakery, travel, music and art.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Corporate leadership
Finance
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Self-confidence
Work/life balance

ABLE WANAMAKOK

Able Wanamakok is a professional communicator and the founder of "Find Your Voice Asia”. Her goal is to guide individuals of any age to communicate honestly, openly and from their hearts. With her own experiences and her clients’s success stories, she leads through the formative process of going beyond one’s ego to find true authentic self. To use one’s natural strengths and talents to nurture relationship with oneself and others.

To put it into Able's own words, in all her work her aim is, “To spread happiness and bring joy to others through my work and gift in communications”.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Self-confidence
Others: With my 16+ years experience in the broadcasting and entertainment industry, I know how to connect with people and to deliver a message in the most effective way so people will want to listen when you speak. We all want to be heard, but sometimes there are blocks that we do not see and do not know who to reach out to for help. Additionally, I also wish to connect more with high achievers and other women speakers to expand my network and clientele.

MAAIKE DOYER

Maaike is an entrepreneur, educator, and executive with a twisted love for numbers. She is a very driven, curious, and enthusiastic person, who loves a good challenge. A systems thinker who translates complex issues into a pragmatic approach. Her style is hands-on, pro-active and like to commit team members to action and reach results.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Corporate leadership
Entrepreneurship
Finance

JOANNA ONG-ASH

Joanna is a communications specialist adept at telling a brand story in an integrated fashion, by weaving the narrative through the levers of external and internal communications and engagement, public and media relations, sponsorship, corporate social responsibility, social media and content creation, curation and marketing. She is currently the Director of her own communications practice, Bravery Communications which specializes in strategic communications strategy and planning for all spectrum of clients. For more than 20 years, Joanna’s communications experience spanned both regional and local roles across local firms as well as MNCs including blue-chip firms.

She was recently the Senior Associate Director of Marketing Communications at AIA, lending her brand communications experience to strategic projects at AIA Group. She also spent10 years leading the Brand and Corporate Communications function for AIA Singapore where she was focused on developing consistent end-to-end integrated communication strategies that enhance consumer preference to the brand and deliver sustainable customer value and demand-led profitable growth.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Fitness & Wellness
Marketing & communications
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Self-confidence
Work/life balance

MEILIN WONG

Meilin has a diverse career that spans over 25 years. She’s held leadership roles in both enterprises and startups across various industries, including HealthTech and EdTech. Currently, she’s the Co-Founder & CEO of iSabel, a tech-led health care company that addresses employee wellbeing.

Named Most Influential Marketing Leaders in 2018 and Asia's Top 50 Women Leaders in 2016 by CMO Asia, she believes in living a purpose-driven life. She has volunteered her time and skills with local and regional non-profits. She’s currently an Advisory Board Member of Live On Purpose, the first mobile privacy-by-design App that brings the needs of beneficiaries to donors whilst ensuring their identity and dignity are preserved.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Corporate leadership
Entrepreneurship
General management
Marketing & communications
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Sales & marketing
Self-confidence
Work/life balance
Personal branding
Job search/application
Interview advice

LOUISA LEE

Louisa Lee is the CEO of DP Healthcare Group - which consists of DP Dental, a group of progressive dental practices which deliver digital integrative dentistry and solve problems at the root cause; Avantir Wellness, which provides health coaching and therapy services; and Progressive Practice, with cutting-edge and high quality education and consultancy services to complete a whole-person, integrative healthcare comprehensive service backed by scientific evidence. She is particularly passionate about being a ChangeMaker in a (R)Evolution for Healthcare and Education as she seeks to restore congruence in the current systems.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Entrepreneurship
Fitness & Wellness
General management
Marketing & communications
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Work/life balance

CLAIRE DOUGLAS-PENNANT

Claire has extensive experience in international HR leadership roles across EMEA and APAC, most recently in media and entertainment. Originally from UK, she moved with her family to Singapore in 2019, where she led a transformation project focusing on change management and organisational design. Claire is also a passionate advocate for gender equality and supporting high potential female talent.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Corporate leadership
General management
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Self-confidence
Work/life balance
Influencing senior stakeholders
Team Leadership
HR Business Partnering

LENNEKE DIJKHUIS

Lenneke is a people focused business leader with more than 15 years of experience in general management, digital transformation, change strategy and client development. She used to work in an international environment before deciding to move to Singapore with her family of 5 to accelerate her career. She has been part of succesful (international) mentoring programs before.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Corporate leadership
Entrepreneurship
General management
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Self-confidence
Work/life balance

JENNA OH

Jenna has a rich and diverse career in multinational corporations, where she succeeded in leading several transversal positions in both business and talent development. Throughout her career, Jenna has mentored and coached leaders from managing directors to young leaders across many functions. An action orientated self-starter, she has lived and worked in an international environment, she also has an affinity and attraction to new beginnings, since most of the roles in her career were newly created.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Corporate leadership
Entrepreneurship
Self-confidence
Work/life balance

CAROLYN CHIN-PARRY

Carolyn Chin-Parry is the Digital Innovation Leader at PwC Singapore, where she guides valued clients to achieve their innovation and transformation goals. She was recently recognised as the 40-over-40 Inspiring Women SG and previously awarded Asia Business Role Model and IT Women of the Year for Asia. Carolyn is a former Chief Digital Officer and has led some of the largest transformation projects in Asia Pacific for multiple industries.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Corporate leadership
General management
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Self-confidence
Work/life balance
Future of work
Digital upskilling

JODIE CLARK

Spending her entire career in the tourism industry has given Jodie incredible insight: Not only into how to successfully run global sales strategies for some of the world’s largest hospitality groups, but also in understanding what it means to experience other destinations and cultures. Having lived in Southeast Asia for the last decade, she wants to take what she has learned from the leadership of mentors along the way and pass it along to other women – to help inspire them to achieve their own dreams.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
Corporate leadership
Digital marketing
Marketing & communications
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Sales & marketing
Work/life balance
Relationship Hospitality

MAY CHENG

With 20 years of Chinese experiences under her belt, May is often known as an inspiring professional and entrepreneur in China by her peers. She was Co-owner of Be There or Be Square (first 24 Hours Café in China) with a chain of 6 outlets; Co-owner of Dragonfly Beijing; Founder of Hummingbird Spa; and Business Consultant to several SMEs and 5-stars hotel before she relocated back to Singapore in the summer of 2016. Currently, as Chair to the SBPWA membership, May desires to connect likeminded women together to empower one another and grow the association together.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Entrepreneurship
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Sales & marketing
Self-confidence
Work/life balance
Especially for home-maker or single parent/sole breadwinner who is leaving her corporate life to becoming a business owner.

KIM UNDERHILL

Kim is an Industrial & Organisational Psychologist, Management Consultant, Keynote Speaker, Trainer and Executive Coach armed with 25 years of international business management experience. Through volunteering her passion to advocate for advancing women in Singapore, Kim works for Daughters of Tomorrow to provide development opportunities to women in need. Kim is also the author of two books that inspire women to achieve their dreams.

KATE SIBBETT

Kate’s passion in breaking down complex analysis into “bite size” challenges helped her achieve some of most strategic meeting programs across the world.
As a senior business leader, Kate encouraged women to live their best lives by balancing professional achievements with personal wellbeing. Leveraging her strengths in direct communications helps women get to the source of any issue and create sustainable resolutions that build confidence.