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…

Growing The Female Lead In Tech

Maya Hari, VP Asia Pacific at Twitter, is using the pandemic to move the social media company towards its bold targets for diversity and inclusivity. She is also helping women bring their strengths and voices to the table by mentoring, sponsoring and building networks.

Refashioning Heritage

Artiste and drama teacher Oniatta Effendi turned her passion for batik into a clothing business that pays homage to the traditions, stories and artisans behind these timeless textiles. In a shophouse across from the Malay Heritage Centre in Kampung Glam, homegrown label Baju by Oniatta has found a new home. Or, as founder Oniatta Effendi prefers to see it, the…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.