CELEBRATING THE INDIVIDUAL

Women Power

The Rolex Awards for Enterprise is designed to not only recognise past achievements but are given to new or ongoing projects. Let’s meet the four women and their visionary projects. In 1976, Rolex made history by announcing one of the world’s first major corporate awards programmes, the Rolex Awards for Enterprise, which support exceptional individuals with the passion and commitment…

Celebrating Gender Diversity

Working in the F&B industry conjures up images of frazzled maître d’s, disgruntled chefs and overworked kitchen staffers. When you think of the gender balance in an environment such as this, the lines are a little more blur today. That is because of the inclusivity and diversity encouraged by progressive companies like luxury kitchen appliance manufacturer, V-Zug.

Sustainability As A Legacy

Ruth Yeoh is an Executive Director at YTL Singapore Pte Ltd and Director at YTL-SV Carbon Sdn Bhd, YTL’s in-house carbon credit and clean development mechanism (CDM) consultancy. But above all, her passion is about looking after the environment. Ruth Yeoh has an impressive list of activities that she is involved in, mostly sustainability related. She is a member of…

Steering Choppy Waters

When Esseplore, an AI-driven tech-enabled food and travel company, first launched, they could not have done so at a worse timing. The world was going into lockdown, and travel ground to a halt. However, executive director Poh Mui Hoon, was not going to give up, and Esseplore pivoted to new opportunities.

Empowering Women

Even without any prior experience in running a charity, housewife Uma Balji knew that she wanted to do more to help. With some friends, she raised nearly $100,000 for a women’s programme, which was then discontinued. However, that prompted her to start Project Smile, a charity to uplift and empower women from all walks of life.

Shining From Within

At age 16, most of us are simply worrying about our exams and focusing on doing well in school. However, for the founder and owner of local jewellery brand By Invite Only, Trixie Khong, that was when she started her own jewellery business.

Of Help And Healing

Ming Bridges, founder of clothing rental company, Rentadella, was just 19 when her struggles with food and her body began. At the time, she was pursuing her singing career, but constant scrutiny of her looks on social media sent her into a downward spiral of bingeing, purging, and starving. Now a firm and vocal advocate of body acceptance, Bridges is determined to make a change.

Minding The Gender Gap

Low Chin Loo, inaugural head of Asia Pacific for EDGE Certification and former president of the Financial Women’s Association of Singapore, believes female progress in the workplace is a societal issue where men’s involvement is critical. With the pandemic hurting women’s careers more than men’s, she wants organisations to step up and shift the needle towards gender parity.