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A summit for courageous women leaders!

The Her Courage Leaders Summit is an immersive, one-day experience dedicated to uplifting, motivating, and empowering female entrepreneurs. This event features inspiring keynote addresses, engaging panel discussions, enriching workshops, and exceptional opportunities for networking.

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

Express your interest now to join us next year, 22 March 2025 for a transformative experience!

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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

2024 Summit programme

Morning session

9:00am to 9:45am

Welcome Address & Opening Speech

Opening Addresses by Class Living and ABWCI

Opening Speech by Guest of Honour, Ms Gan Siow Huang, Minister of State for
Education and Manpower

9:45am to 10:15am

Innovation & Technology

Keynote by Ms Penny Low: Mindful Leadership in a Tech-Driven World

10:15am to 11:00am

Business & Entrepreneurship

Panel Discussion: Building Empires, Breaking Molds: Women Pioneering in Business

11:00am to 11:30am

Coffee & Tea Break

11:30am to 12:40pm

Finance & Wealth

Keynote by Jasmine Chan: Unleashing Your Potential: The Role of Self-Esteem in Women’s Success

Panel Discussion: Breaking Financial Barriers: Women at the Helm of Economic Empowerment

12:40pm to 1:40pm

Lunch & Networking

Afternoon session

1:40pm to 4:00pm

Innovation & Technology

Panel Discussion: Pioneering the Digital Frontier: Women Leading the Tech Revolution

Interactive Workshop by Lilian Ong: SPEAK! With Courage – Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking & Become a Better Communicator

4:00pm to 4:30pm

Coffee & Tea Break

4:00pm to 6:30pm

Women Of Courage Asia 5th Anniversary & HER Courage Awards

Expert Sharing by Dr Naomi Dowdy & Joyce Lim: Mentoring & Leadership and Story of Courage Sharing

Appreciation and Awards Presentation

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 (ended)

Public Price: S$197

2024 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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2024 Summit speakers

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.

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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.

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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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Dasha Timbush

Dasha is the founder of LA-based startup CastingForm, the world’s leading AI-enabled marketplace to discover and book actors globally. 

Before CastingForm, Dasha succeeded in global talent management. CastingForm’s clients include Universal, HBO, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as 108,000 actors in the database and users from 124 countries.

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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.

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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.

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Ayesha Akhter

Ayesha Akhter stands at the forefront of Bangladesh’s business landscape having worked under the sector of freight forwarding and logistics for over 2 decades.

Graduating from Dhaka University in Bangladesh, Ayesha has a diverse portfolio which encompasses a spectrum of projects spanning multiple industries all over the world.

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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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Kavitha Rajesh

A commerce graduate, who went on to graduate in law from Osmania University, worked in several organizations holding different responsibilities in finance, marketing and administration.

In 2002, when she was 31 years old, got an opportunity to start a paint industry. She got into the manufacturing of decorative industrial and specialised paints.

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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: The programme schedule and speakers are subject to change. For the latest updates, be sure to check our website!

Nominate Extraordinary Women for the HER Courage Awards 2024!

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.

2024 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 August 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.

Mark Your Calendar for the Her Courage Leaders Summit 2025, 22 March

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