SHE BRILLIANCE facilitates offline and online knowledge-sharing, Befriender style mentorship opportunities to help our women gain knowledge and confidence to achieve their personal and professional 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 events present a safe environment for these two groups of women to connect. Join us as a member of our community and register yourself to either be a mentor or a mentee.

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

WINNIE LEE

Founder @ The Language Tribe

I hope that by mentoring someone and sharing my story, I’m able to inspire and guide others in their personal and professional journeys. At 47 years old, I’ve been through two retrenchments, one mid-career change, one professional decision that I regretted and one transformative decision to take the chance to make a change, which all contributed in one way or another to who I am today. That one regretful decision sucked me into what seemed like a spiralling abyss. It took a lot of effort to get out of it. I have done so, and I’m in a much better place today. Throughout my life, I’ve had to live with my parents’ expectations, or rather, what I think are their expectations of me as the oldest, which then influenced my own expectations of myself. I’ve come to peace with it, and am today feeling more fulfilled because I focus more on the purposeful impact that I can make. I hope that my experiences will help my mentee gain clarity and confidence in their personal and professional lives.

KAI CHAN

Global CEO @ ISS Global Forwarding

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

Business Development Manager, ASIA @ AXA XL

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

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

NEETA LACHMANDAS

Executive Director @ SMU

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

YEE LIN TEH

Head of Programme @ Singapore Institute of Management

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

MITCHELL STOCKS

Managing Director @ Fortitude Learning Systems

Attorney with 20 years of Asia-based corporate and commercial law experience with a focus on information technology and infrastructure development. Managing partner and general counsel level responsibility for building and managing high-performance teams. I am currently a retired law firm partner and university educator who is keen to help others define and achieve their own definition of success. I support gender equality, inclusiveness, and diversity in all its forms.

CONNIE TAN

Managing Partner @ Connecting The Dots

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

CFO & Director @ Siemens Logistics Pte Ltd

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

Co-Founder & Creative Director @ Clozette Pte Ltd

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

Head Digital Innovations and Client Experience @ AMTD Digital

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

M THIYAGARAJAN

Senior Lecturer @ Singapore Polytechnic

LISA NG

Managing Director @ Wellness Consulting Pte Ltd

Speaker, trainer, writer & CEO consultant & coach on holistic wellbeing which includes the mental, emotional, nutritional, physical, social and spiritual dimensions.

ANUPAMA SINGAL

Co-Founder @ SLICeR Pte Ltd

Did local roles, regional roles, and global roles. Led multicultural, multidisciplinary teams and achieved great results. Now involved in building disruptive technology for fashion analytics. (Annu@slicerpl.com | +6591098903) Contact me to learn how you can drive profitability and productivity in your (retail) business using technology.
[Experienced cross-functional fashion professional: Fashion Analytics, Visual Analysis, New Product Launches, Sales, Marketing, Apparel Design, Product Management, Brand Management, Technology Implementations, Forecasting, Business Planning, SAP Implementation, Business Intelligence, Analytics & Business Process Re-engineering.]

SALAWATI MOHAMED

Head of Distribution & Partnership Development, SEA @ A+E Networks Asia

Self-motivated Sales and Marketing professional with more than 12 years of experience in the local and regional broadcast industry.

Possesses exceptional work ethics and strong commitment to goals.

Has strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with people at all levels and great at operating effectively across diverse cultural and business environments.

QIFEN WANG

Principal & Founder @ Seventy2

An entrepreneur, Forbes Business Council member, and an INFJ Christian, Qifen founded SEVENTY2, an independent award-winning event marketing agency based in Singapore.

A firm believer in creating meaningful partnerships, she has won the trust of many clients in the technology and pharmaceutical industries. She creates ‘fingerprint solutions’ that speak volumes of the client’s brand and ignite action after every event.

Before SEVENTY2, Qifen worked extensively in renowned event brands in Singapore and China where she led client management and business development. Her deep interest in world history and Chinese literature often drove her to explore new places across the globe.

ERIC TRIJBELS

Executive Director Trade Portfolio Management @ Standard Chartered Bank

Eric is a Dutch native that has been domiciled in Singapore for more than 12 years. With over 17 years of risk management experience in banking, insurance and private equity, he is a seasoned risk manager who understands client needs for growth as well as he does portfolio management and distressed asset management.
Eric has worked in Europe, United States, Australia and currently Singapore and has been with Standard Chartered Bank for 9 years. His responsibilities include amongst others management of the South Asia and Africa/Middle East Trade Portfolio, as well as strengthening the risk infrastructure within Trade.
Before Standard Chartered Eric managed the Asia Pacific multinational portfolio for Allianz Credit Insurance.
After work Eric is an avid trail runner, mindfulness trainer, coach and mentor.

GERALDINE KAN

Seasoned Communication Professional / Executive Coach

I've been a storyteller since I was seven and submitted content to a local swimming club magazine - and got it published. And storytelling is what I've been doing since - whether as a journo, or working with individuals and organisations to find, build, and tell their stories.

I love working across cultures, and I've worked in Singapore, in roles that cover the Asia-Pacific, and the US. I've spent most of my career in the rapidly evolving tech sector and I've also worked in the arts as well as for brands in F&B. Have covered both B to C and B to B.

Specialties: External, internal communications. Strategy, crisis comms. Working across geographies and matrixes.

JANA DAWSON

Director of Academic & Training Development @ The School of Positive Psychology

My passion is facilitating wellbeing through better awareness, relationships and engagement. I am trained and able to facilitate trainings in the following fields:

-Strengths-based Approach for Individuals and Teams
-Strengths-based Coaching
-Individual and Collective Resilience
-Emotional Intelligence
-Psychological Capital
-Positive Communication and Collaboration
-Intercultural Communication/ Culture of Appreciation
-Dimensions fo Wellbeing

My multidisciplinary background plays a big role in developing and delivering evidence-based, nuanced and culturally applicable programmes in numerous organisational contexts.

I am also a strong advocate of a strengths-based approach in guiding individuals, teams and organisations to develop positive behaviours that cultivate resilient and flourishing organisations.

SUZANNE LILLEY

Global Head Trade Middle Offie @ Standard Chartered Bank

I am an accomplished Financial Professional with experience of working across various commercial finance functions in the UK, regionally and internationally, with over twenty years of experience accruing industry knowledge in both front line and back office roles. I am a Qualified ACSTH Accredited Coach & Member of ICF.

NEETHA SANJAY

Life & Career Coach @ NSS Consulting

Standing Strong for Empowering Women

I believe that if every woman can be empowered to be her truly amazing self, this world will be a much better place. They have great hidden potential, and once they are aware of this, they will be unstoppable and lead a more meaningful life on their own terms.

Being a survivor and thriver overcoming many adversities, I’m on a MISSION to EMPOWER a million women by 2030 through coaching, mentoring, and speaking.

Trained as a Dental Surgeon, after a decade of exploring several roles in healthcare management, I aligned my passion with my purpose and became an ICF Certified Life & Career Coach and am thrilled to be in the space of creating beautiful smiles by empowering others.

DEEPALI PENDSE

Managing Director, Head Corporate GTS, SEA @ Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Seasoned banking professional with over 25 years of experience across corporate banking, FX Sales, GTS as well as Corporate experience as Regional Treasurer for Tata Steel Group. Very strong Client acquisition skills, managing P&L, building businesses, driving revenues and managing internal and external stakeholders.
Strong interpersonal skills and cultural filter having worked across 7 countries – India, US, Singapore and managed clients in SEA. Proven track record in leading cross-cultural teams, a strong culture carrier for D&I and mentoring across many years.

AINSLIE YOUNG

Business Coach & Feminine Embodiment Mentor @ Starting with A

Ainslie Young is a Feminine Embodiment & Business Mentor who is passionate about partnering with female business leaders and showing them how to work smarter not harder, by combining feminine marketing strategies with their inner body wisdom so they too can create successful and sustainable businesses on their own terms.

Ainslie can be described as a heart-centred strategist thanks to her university qualifications in psychology and marketing, her life coaching and feminine embodiment certifications plus her extensive corporate experience in marketing coupled with her own entrepreneurial adventure across product and service based businesses. In addition to her high-end mentoring and consulting, she also runs sold out workshops, retreats and intimate in-person business mastermind events in both Hong Kong and Australia.

In 2018 Ainslie was awarded a Hong Kong Women’s Leadership in Business award and has been a Finalist in the Beautiful You International Coach of The Year category 2017-2018 and Emerging Coach of The Year category 2016-2017, plus was listed as a Young Entrepreneur To Watch in Anthill Magazine’s ‘30 Under 30 Rising Stars.’ She has been featured multiple times in the Australian Press including The Sunday Telegraph and the Collective Magazine and she also writes for The Huffington Post, Event Head Magazine and Sassy Mama Hong Kong.

Ainslie is obsessed with her ‘cute as a button’ daughter Xanthe, writing and consuming words, almond croissants and swimming in the ocean (although she doesn’t get to

PHAIK AI CHOO

Head of Corporate Solutions @ The School of Positive Psychology

Phaik Ai draws on more than 20 years of global corporate leadership experience. A former GM for APAC and Middle East and now the head of the Corporate Solutions department at The School of Positive Psychology, she is passionate about developing, mentoring, and coaching leaders to build a flourishing world. An ICF-certified coach and ACLP facilitator, Phaik Ai facilitates impact-driven conversations that cultivate systemic and cultural change in individuals and organisations.

JOANNA ONG-ASH

Director @ Bravery Communications

Joanna is a communications specialist with more than 20 years of experience, who helms Bravery Communications, an open talent communications consultancy that supports businesses with marketing communications capacity or capability gap, on a retained basis.
She is adept at intentional communications which is a form of communication that develops social and emotional skills to effect win-win outcomes.
Joanna is a certified Numerologist who had been using it as a practical tool for intentional communications throughout her career. She actively coaches businesses and community groups Practical Numerology for intentional communications to support business coaching, recruitment, and sales.
A large part of Joanna’s career had been focused on the financial services industry.

MEILIN WONG

CEO & Co-Founder @ Isabel Health Tech

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

Founder & CEO @ DP Healthverse Holdings PL

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

SOPHIE CHEN

Founder @ Leap with Sophie Chen Pte. Ltd.

I am a hospitality leader with 25 years of management experience. Having worked for Fortune 500 companies, luxury hotel and casino operators like Sands China Limited, Wynn Resorts, Marriott International and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in Malaysia and Macau, I have first-hand experience in managing adversity and diversity. My areas of expertise lie in F&B operations and Learning & Development. My portfolio includes having managed up to 700 team members, multiple properties and large-scale operations in fast paced and challenging environments.

ELYNN TEO

Empowerment Coach @ The Mind Studio

Elynn's personal mantra "Be the CEO of your life" has led her to leave a traditional corporate career which she spent over 18 years in the Private Equity finance industry to create her modern vision of her own career path, one she believes she can "have it all". Right before the pandemic, Elynn left her role as the Senior Vice President at GIC to go back to school and re-design her new life. Today, Elynn is the Chief Financial Officer at a private equity investment firm and the Founder of The Mind Studio where she is a certified coach and counsellor serving primarily women and children.

CAROLYN CHIN-PARRY

Digital Innovation Leader @ PwC Singapore

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

Director of Global Sales @ Rosewood Hotel Group

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

Chief Marketing Officer @ BizMaker Global

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.

LILY KEW

Founder @ Kew Organics

Winner of Women Entrepreneur Award 2018, Spirit of Enterprise 2019, and one of the honourees of 40 over 40, Lily Kew is the founder of Kew Organics Facial Bar, the first and only full-fledged homegrown spa offering bespoke organic facials and Sugar K Organic Peel Bar, the first fuss-free peel bar concept offering express organic facials. She started her business and motherhood journey in her mid-40s, and there’s no stopping for this late bloomer as she continually seeks ways to expand the company’s global footprints.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Entrepreneurship
Fitness & Wellness
Marketing & communications
Sales & marketing
Self-confidence
Work/life balance

ZULAIFAH GHANI

CFO APAC @ ISS Global Forwarding

Zulaifah has a unique career journey over 30 years which spans across Banking, Education, Aviation, Logistics, Marketing Communications industries with expertise in business turnaround, transformation, mergers and acquisition. She spent a total of 10 years at Citibank Singapore/ Malaysia, 7 years within Hill and Knowlton/DDB Needham Worldwide, and few years at Malaysia Airlines, Inti Education Group, Singapore Post and Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
An agile and transformational Finance Professional, Zulaifah possessed the core technical competencies in the areas of Financial Reporting (IFRS, US GAAP), strategic business planning and analysis, Corporate Finance, Compliance/ Control and Procurement.
Being empathetic, results driven and very focused, she is passionate in developing teams, providing them with career paths as well as growing the business. She is very firm but reasonable. One says she is an iron lady with a velvet fist and her DNA is integrity, agility, tenacity and perseverance.

CHRIS YAP

Founder @ CY Haberdashery

"A leadership team that is committed to role-modelling the desired culture. People’s relentless quest for knowledge and growth. In this age of constant change and disruption, if your organization was missing any of the 2 ingredients, cross your fingers very hard that you have either a rock solid patent filed or monopoly of the business you are in!"

The statement above sums up my engagements with all clients whom I am privileged to work with; the discovery of the 2 critical ingredients highlighted. I founded CY Haberdashery in 2020 to focus on two critical elements in the area of leadership development practices; content curation (instead of creation) and impact measurement.

What is more rewarding than seeing people learn, develop, and grow, knowing I had a part in enabling their success? For more than 15 years, I have helped organizations translate their strategy into leadership behaviors, capabilities, and mindsets that allow their leaders to change and accelerate business impact.

Having lead the Leadership practice at BTS in Asia for some time, I continue to partner with them as an associate as I do believe in the transformation journey that BTS is on. We partner with clients to design and deliver powerful learning experiences for leaders across all levels in an organization. Context and experiential learning makes the difference in whether change will happen or not. This is naturally described by Neuroscience’s findings of how emotional circuits in our brains are best activated when we experience different moments. And, when learning is conducted over time, through learning journeys, a new habit is formed and change takes place.

Concurrently since 2020, inspired by friends around me who are all doing their bit in response to COVID-19, I responded to the invitation to be a volunteer as one of the founding members of i-Connect Health & Wellness sector, driven by CREST. It provides me an avenue to utilize my knowledge and experience to help innovative start-ups in the health and wellness sector commercialize their solutions, while advocating for collaboration between the government, the industry, the academics and the civil society.

Having lived in different countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and Switzerland, throughout my career, the exposures have enabled me to better understand and connect leadership development practices in the various cultural context.

ADELINE TEO

Strategic Mktg & Comm Leader, APAC @ Baker Huges

Brand evangelist | Communications | Public Affairs | Change Management | Digital Content Strategist

• A dynamic, passionate, results-driven and client focused marketing, communications and advocacy professional with over 15 years of experience in pharmaceutical, energy, transport and telecommunication industries.

• A strategic business partner, adept at working in complex structures, fast-paced and competitive environments demanding strong organisational and interpersonal skills.

• A problem solver and strategic thinker in developing creative solutions and effective action plan to proactively address business challenges.

• An exceptional leadership skills and keen instincts in selecting and developing high-performing teams.

ELAINE PHANG

Director @ Avodah Advacates LLC

I have been a corporate and commercial lawyer for more than 20 years. I mainly take on matters relating to mergers and acquisitions; commecial trasactions such as joint ventures and franchises; project and equity financing; helping start ups with legal documentation and regulatory compliance and, presently, fintech businesses.
I am also building a social enterprise to inculcate daily living skills in youths with autism.

HAZEL YAP

Co-Founder | Head, Brand Partnerships @ Serious Media

Hazel is an experienced team leader with domain expertise across marketing and branding in addition to content monetization. "It's not in the skill. It is in the will to get you where you are." one of her favourite quote. She is also a quintessential nester who puts the home in homebody. A mom to two teens (three, if you include the husband). Reading and getting in touch with nature/hikes seemed to do wonder to her (old) soul.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS A MENTOR:
Career progression advice
General management
Marketing & communications
Mental Strengths and wellbeing
Sales & marketing

ZHI JIA TAN

Human Resources Director @ Under Armour South APAC

Experienced Human Resources Business Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the different retail companies. Skilled in HR Policies, Training, Compensation & Benefits, Human Resources Mangement and Sourcing.

Kate Sibbett

COO/Co-Founder @ She Brilliance

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.

Kim Underhill

CEO @ Ultimate Balance Consultancy / CEO/Co-Founder @ She Brilliance

Kim Underhill is an Industrial & Organisational Psychologist, Management Consultant, Keynote Speaker and Executive Coach. Armed with more than 25 years international business and management experience in the food service industry, Kim held senior roles with full profit & loss responsibilities; managing fortune 500 key accounts and leading change through strategic & organisation development, increasing people effectiveness and business performance. She was Regional Head of Electrolux Professional for Southeast Asia & India before she retired from corporate role end 2017.

From 2018 Kim has been managing her own management company Ultimate Balance Consultancy where she leads management consultancy projects for SMEs; conducts leadership workshops and engaged in Executive Coaching of corporate senior management teams.

In 2022, Kim launched She Brilliance, a platform that encourages more women to step up to advance other women through its 3 key pillars ie. Mentorship programme, Learning & Development Masterclass and Socially Impactful networking activities to raise fund for the underprivileged women. It is now a 200 strong community of business and professional women from mixed industries.

Kim is the author to 2 books namely "Success Inside Out, Challenge or Choice" and "New Age Leadership".