Igniting Courage for Transformative Impact   |   22 March 2024   |   ERA APAC Centre

A summit for courageous women leaders!

The Her Courage Leaders Summit 2024 is a full-day event designed to celebrate, inspire, and empower women entrepreneurs. Catch captivating keynote speakers, dynamic panel discussions, empowering workshops, and invaluable networking opportunities.

This summit culminates towards the prestigious Women of Courage Asia Anniversary Dinner and HER Courage Awards Night.

Join us for a transformative experience!

Early Bird Price: S$147

Public Price: S$197

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How will the summit benefit attendees?

1. Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Gain valuable insights into strategies for business success through informative sessions, workshops and discussions. 

2. Facilitate Purposeful and Deep Connections

Forge lasting connections through dynamic networking opportunities, and interactive workshops designed to equip you with the skills and strategies needed for success and breakthroughs.

3. Create Transformative Impact through Leadership

Immerse yourself in an environment that nurtures leadership, collaborations, and fosters transformative impact, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in business and beyond.

Who will attend?

  • Successful, Aspiring, and Rising Women Entrepreneurs
  • Incubators and Accelerators
  • Technology Solution Providers
  • Service Providers for Entrepreneurial Setups (e.g., PR & Ad agencies)
  • Investors and Donors
  • Founders and Mentors
  • Innovators and Academia
  • Policy Makers and Government Representatives
  • Digital Marketing Agencies and Influencers
  • Private Sector Players, Corporates/Entrepreneurs

Why attend?

  • Engaging Dialogues and Discussions
  • Tailored Networking
  • Showcase Your Products and Services
  • Customised Collaborations
  • Hands-On Learning
  • Recognising Emerging Talent

Guest of Honour

Gan Siow Huang

Since being elected to represent Marymount SMC in 2020, building a caring and sustainable community has been Siow Huang’s key focus.

She seeded the Marymount Care and Green Plans under which various ground-up projects have sprouted, such as food rescue, support for caregivers, free TCM massage therapy for seniors, and tree planting to celebrate new births.

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Summit speakers

Sabrina Tan

Sabrina Tan is the Founder and CEO of Skin Inc Supplement Bar, a leading global customized skintech and AI brand.

She has won 150 awards for her skincare, skintech and now +SABI AI the world’s first 360 wellness and skin health coach. She has been featured in New York Times, Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), Allure, Elle, Byrdie, Harper’s Bazaar, and Refinery29 among many others.

Lilian Ong

Lilian is known as a Courage Coach & Breakthrough Catalyst. Author, Social Entrepreneur & Community Builder, Maxwell Leadership Certified Coach, Speaker, and Trainer.  She is also the Country President of the Association of Business Women in Commerce & Industry, Singapore.

Together with her team, Lilian provides highly tailored transformational programs to develop courageous women leaders so that every woman is equipped with tools to succeed in their personal lives and businesses.

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Jasmine Chan

Jasmine Chan, Senior Executive Group Division Director of ERA, is an Asset Progression Strategist who helps customise asset progression plans with families to achieve higher quality of life through property ownership.

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Parul Soni

Parul Soni is a globally recognized leader in Impact Consulting, Entrepreneurship, International Cooperation, and Human Development. As the Founder and Global Managing Partner of Thinkthrough Consulting, a global consulting firm with offices in six countries, Parul has a wealth of experience working with Fortune 500 companies across 55 countries.

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Dr Naomi Dowdy

Dr Naomi Dowdy is a distinguished leader and mentor, recognized both for her pioneering work in global organisational leadership and her profound impact in religious and educational circles. As the former Senior Pastor of Trinity Christian Centre in Singapore and the Founder-Chancellor of TCA College, Dr. Dowdy has dedicated her life to fostering leadership and personal growth.

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Joyce Lim

Before becoming a mother, Joyce was actively volunteering in youths and children associations such as TRYBE and Youth Corp. She was also active in doing missionary works in the region – educating communities regarding the importance of family relationships.

After the arrival of her son she became a successful digital marketer and has helped many companies build their online presence.

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Penny Low

A senior advisor, mentor and confidante to C-suites., Penny pioneered movements and entrepreneurship across the media, academic, private, public and people sectors. A global connector and innovator, she is passionate about technology for Good and mindful leadership. She advises multiple technology and innovation organisations across the globe.

From 2001-2015, as an elected Singapore Member of Parliament, she chaired an inter-agency taskforce to build the first eco-town in the tropics – the Punggol Digital District.

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Shirley Wong

Shirley has over 30 years of success in the IT & Technology industry.  Leading TNF Ventures, a seed and early-stage venture fund, Shirley actively supports and mentors technology startups, utilizing her extensive entrepreneurial experience.

As the former head of the BT Frontline group in Asia Pacific, she spearheaded professional services for Cyber Security, Healthcare, and Applications Development.

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Aarti Bindra

Ms. Aarti Bindra is a multi-faceted women entrepreneur who manages a variety of businesses. A coder by education and a cybersecurity specialist by profession, she has more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experience.

She has been a part of several businesses. Her work experience ranges from K12 eLearning Hub, where she designed apps for kids, developing cybersecurity solutions for Klassify and Attack Fence to managing the cybersecurity company, ACPL Systems.

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Christina Lim

Christina is an advisor and mentor on branding, marketing, and startups with over 30 years of experience across creative, marketing and branding, business leadership roles, and regional portfolios. 

A keynote speaker and published author for an Amazon Bestseller  “Not a Marketing Textbook”, Christina also writes for leadership publications on business and brand transformation.

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Elisabetta Jiang

Elisabetta is a multi-cultural young leader, family business steward and serial entrepreneur.

She is Co-Founding Unicorns for Good (UFG), a global tech-for-good platform that cultivates and empowers conscious leaders to apply and scale technology for greater good. UFG aims to bring together global leaders to drive the Tech for Good movement and to accelerate deep-tech translation into scalable solutions to solve UN SDGs, and create more impact unicorns as role models to catalyze the mindset shift for the regenerative transition.

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Tara Uzra Dawood

Tara Uzra Dawood is the Chairperson of LADIESFUND Energy Pvt. Ltd., a proposed renewables project in Gharo, Sindh, led and run by women and for the purposes of promoting women in the sector, with the support of National Electric Power Regulatory Authority Pakistan’s “Power with Prosperity” initiative.

She is also CEO and Founder of 786 Investments Ltd., one of Pakistan’s pioneer asset management companies.

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Mario Singh

A widely sought-after thinker in the finance industry, Mario has appeared more than 40 times on financial media giants CNBC and Bloomberg, each time giving his market views to an estimated 350 million viewers worldwide.

As an accomplished corporate consultant, Mario has been brought in by some of the biggest banks in the world to speak to their traders and clients.

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Teresa Tan

As a Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Consultant, and a licensed Estate Planner, Teresa has established a growing financial services consulting business, and received numerous accolades in the more than 15 years she has been in the industry.

She is also actively speaking at corporate lunch time talks and client seminars on topics ranging from Wealth accumulation to Retirement Planning and Medical Protection and Estate Planning.

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Janelle Tan

A Chartered Financial Consultant®, Certified Financial Planner® and Associate Estate Planning Practitioner®, Janelle Tan has been in the financial sector since 2003, first in her capacity as HR business partner and thereafter, as a financial services consultant.

In 2012, she left her role as Vice President, HR at a fund management company to embark on building a financial consulting practice she can be proud of. 

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Selima Ahmad

Selima Ahmad MP, an entrepreneur and business leader, was elected as the Member of Parliament of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in the 11th National Election held in December 2018, since then she has been relentlessly working with dedication for the betterment of people of Cumilla-2 constituency (Homna-Titas).

As the President and Founder of Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) and Vice Chairperson of Nitol-Niloy Group, Selima Ahmad is the developing world’s personification working for the private sector development for the last 30 years.

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Sher-Li Torrey

Sher-li Torrey is the founder and director of Mums@Work (Singapore), which was started in 2010. Trained in various personality profiling tools, she has more than 20 years of corporate experience holding various roles in different industries.

In 2010, following the birth of her daughter, Sher-li started Mums@Work (Singapore) – a social enterprise that supports women.

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Nhi Le Anne

Nhi Le Anne stands as a shining example of resilience and empowerment, particularly resonant for a gathering focused on women’s advancement. Born in the challenging environs of Quang Nam province, Vietnam, Nhi Le Anne’s journey has been one of remarkable transformation and self-discovery.

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Jonathon Chua

Starting his BNI journey in 2019 as the Head of Operations for BNI Singapore, he eventually became the Managing Director for BNI Cambodia Phnom Penh 2. In these roles, he played a crucial part in supporting a vast network of over 108,000 BNI business owners.

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Dr. Ambika Sharma

Dr. Ambika Sharma is a development sector professional with 25+ years of progressive global experience in organizational development & change management, strategic alliances, participatory multi-stakeholder engagement, evidence-based policy research management, programme management, and knowledge management.

She has worked actively in developing countries contexts in South & Southeast Asia. 

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Note: As we move closer to the event, we will progressively upload detailed information about our esteemed speakers, so stay tuned for updates!

Summit programme

Morning session

9:00am to 12:00pm

Empowerment & Innovation

Keynote:Breaking Barriers, Taking on the World – Building a Purposeful Homegrown Global Brand
Panel Discussion: “Pioneering the Digital Frontier: Women Leading the Tech Revolution”
Interactive Workshop: “SPEAK! With Courage – Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking & Become a Better Communicator”

Afternoon session

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Finance & Wealth

Keynote: “Unleashing Your Potential: The Role of Self-Esteem in Women’s Success”
Panel Discussion: “Breaking Financial Barriers: Women at the Helm of Economic Empowerment”

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Business & Entrepreneurship

Panel Discussion: “Building Empires, Breaking Molds: Women Pioneering in Business”
Breakout Group Discussion with Rapid Business Introductions

4:00pm to 6:30pm

Women Of Courage Asia 5th Anniversary & HER Courage Awards

Celebrate remarkable courage in action
Women of Courage Asia is a self-funded women’s community that provides a safe environment to learn, share and experience transformation and breakthroughs through pro bono workshops, mentoring and community support.

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Networking Dinner

An evening of networking and camaraderie

Join the Her Courage Leaders Summit 2024

Early Bird Price: S$147

Public Price: S$197

Nominate Extraordinary Women for the HER Courage Awards!

Unleash the power of recognition! It’s time to shine a spotlight on the extraordinary women shaping the entrepreneurial landscape.

Do you know someone who embodies resilience, innovation, and unwavering courage for the coveted HER Courage Awards at the inaugural Her Courage Leaders Summit 2024?

We would like to celebrate these ladies in three distinct spheres of influence–Innovation & Technology, Finance & Wealth, and Business & Entrepreneurship.

This is your chance to celebrate the brilliance of exceptional women. Nominate someone deserving now and let courage take centre stage!

Why nominate?

1. Celebrate Inspirational Journeys

Join us in spotlighting women who have overcome challenges, shattered barriers, and emerged as true inspirations in the dynamic landscape of entrepreneurship.

2. Acknowledge Exceptional Leadership

Take the opportunity to recognise leaders who have displayed extraordinary courage, leadership, and transformative impact in their respective spheres of influence.

3. Elevate Stories of Triumph

Help us share stories of triumph that resonate with determination, innovation, and the indomitable spirit of entrepreneurship.

How to nominate

Simply share your nomination for the courageous woman you believe deserves recognition by using the form provided below.

Your nomination can unlock acknowledgment and honour for the often unsung heroes of the entrepreneurial world.

Nomination deadline

Don’t miss the chance to contribute to the recognition of exceptional women. Nominate now! The deadline for submissions is 8th March 2024.

Recognition at the Summit

The selected nominees will be honoured during the Women Of Courage Asia 5th Anniversary & Awards Night. This momentous occasion will be dedicated to celebrating and applauding their extraordinary achievements.

Transform with Courage Bootcamp

23–25 March 2024

The Transform with Courage Bootcamp is a 3 days, 2 nights stay-in, full-immersion program packed with workshops, experiential activities plus post-Bootcamp bonuses such as small group coaching & community support.

Extend your learning journey with our intensive boot camp, designed to provide practical skills and strategies for success. Seize the opportunity to further elevate your entrepreneurial prowess.

Join the Her Courage Leaders Summit 2024

Early Bird Price: S$147

Public Price: S$197

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