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Georgette Tan

Georgette Tan is President, United Women Singapore, an NGO advocating gender equality, women's empowerment and focused on building the pipeline of future female leaders. Prior to this role, she was Senior Vice President Communications heading up Communications and CSR at MasterCard Asia Pacific. Her career includes heading communications roles in both private and public sectors in Singapore and Hong Kong including CNBC Asia, Dow Jones Asia, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Singapore Tourism Board and Sentosa Development Corporation.

She currently sits on the board of BoardAgender, an initiative of the Singapore Council of Women Organisations, focused on increasing the number of women on boards, and is on the Taskforce on Family Violence jointly led by the Ministry of Social and Family Development and the Ministry of Home Affairs. Georgette also advises female entrepreneurs of start-up ventures and social enterprises in the region.

Georgette is the President of the United Women Singapore. She recently took early retirement from MasterCard Asia Pacific, where she was Senior Vice President (Communications) heading Communications, CSR and Corporate Reputation. Georgette’s career included senior communications functions in both private and public sectors in Singapore and Hong Kong.

She currently focuses on advocating gender equality and women’s empowerment, and volunteers her time and energies at the non-profit organisation. She also sits on the board for BoardAgender and also advises start-up ventures headed by women entrepreneurs.

Prior to joining Mastercard, Georgette was Vice President of Communications at CNBC Asia and Dow Jones Asia, and also worked for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board.

Ms. Tan is a graduate of the National University of Singapore.

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Jin Lu

Jin Lu holds a Master degree in Peking University. Jin Lu has worked with Golden Meditech Holdings Ltd as the Founder and Director for 12 years, and was with Cordlife Group Limited as Director between 2012 and 2014. Her philanthropic involvement includes The Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT), Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), Chinese Women’s Association (CWA), United Women Singapore, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital and The Red Pencil in Singapore.




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Ching Ne Tan

Ching Ne is a Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore. She has over 20 years of work experience, including being the Asia Pacific Tax director in large multi-national corporations. She has been involved in Corporate social responsibility activities and Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. Ching Ne holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Singapore and an Accredited Tax Advisor with Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals.




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Archana Parekh

Archana Parekh is a Portfolio Manager at Millenium Capital Management, an absolute returns investment management firm based in Singapore. She manages the global Financials and Technology equity and credit portfolios.

Previously, Ms. Parekh worked at Temasek Holdings covering the Financials sector looking at global private and public transactions. Prior to that Ms. Parekh worked in New York with Ernst & Young.

Ms. Parekh serves on board of the United Women Singapore. Ms. Parekh received her MBA from Stanford University where she was an Arjay Miller Scholar and received her BA in Computer Science and Economics from Mount Holyoke College.

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Haslinda Amin

Haslinda Amin is a news Correspondent and Anchor for Bloomberg Television. Based in Singapore, she has been at the heart of events driving the transformation of Asia. Haslinda has reported on major financial and political developments such as Suharto’s downfall, the bloody anti-government clashes in Thailand and elections across ASEAN, India and Pakistan. Haslinda has interviewed world leaders in politics and industry including Lee Kuan Yew, Mahathir Mohamad, Joko Widodo, Benigno Aquino, Thaksin Shinawatra, Tony Blair, Joe Biden, Al Gore, Timothy Geithner, Paul Volcker, Jean-Claude Trichet, Stanley Fischer, John Travolta and Jenson Button.

She also speaks regularly at conferences like those hosted by the World Economic Forum, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, ASEAN and Asian Development Bank. She’s been invited to moderate discussions organised by the Milken Institute, Blackrock, UBS, Barclays, SALT and Aberdeen Asset Management among others.

As part of her wide-ranging role at Bloomberg TV, Haslinda hosts ‘High Flyers’ which has been nominated for Best Talk Show at the Asian TV Awards. Shot on location inside one of Singapore’s most visible attractions, the Singapore Flyer, each episode features Asia’s biggest names. ‘High Flyers’ is the longest-running program on the channel that’s aired globally.

Haslinda began her career in radio covering regional politics. She joined Bloomberg Television in 2002. She graduated from the National University of Singapore, majoring in International Politics and English.

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Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi

Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi is a partner at Latham & Watkins, a global law firm with 32 offices in 14 countries. She is the global Co-chair of the firm’s Power Industry Group, Co-head of the firm’s Indonesian Practice and is based in the firm’s Singapore office. Ms. Tjia-Dharmadi specializes in international project development and project finance transactions and has advised on many of Asia’s landmark oil and gas, petrochemicals, mining, power and infrastructure projects. International legal and financial publications have consistently praised her work and acknowledged her as a leading lawyer in her practice areas. Euromoney honored her with its Asia Women Business Law Awards for “Best in Energy and Natural Resources” in 2012 and The American Lawyer named her “Project Finance Lawyer of the Year” in its 2015 Emerging Markets Awards.

Clarinda launched Latham & Watkin’s Women Enriching Business (WEB) initiative in Asia and is one of the 100 BoardAgender champions in Singapore, a non-profit focused on the advancement of women to Board seats and senior leadership roles in companies across Asia. She is ardent supporter of arts and culture and has been a repeat recipient of the National Art Council’s Patron of the Arts Supporter Award. Clarinda read law at Queen Mary College, London, was called to the bar at the Inner Temple and is currently practicing as a solicitor of England and Wales.

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Harmin Kaur

Harmin Kaur is the Executive Director, Investment Management Division, Goldman Sachs. She was previously the Assistant Vice-President of Credit Suisse.

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Haslinda Amin

Haslinda Amin is a news Correspondent and Anchor for Bloomberg Television. Based in Singapore, she has been at the heart of events driving the transformation of Asia. Haslinda has reported on major financial and political developments such as Suharto’s downfall, the bloody anti-government clashes in Thailand and elections across ASEAN, India and Pakistan. Haslinda has interviewed world leaders in politics and industry including Lee Kuan Yew, Mahathir Mohamad, Joko Widodo, Benigno Aquino, Thaksin Shinawatra, Tony Blair, Joe Biden, Al Gore, Timothy Geithner, Paul Volcker, Jean-Claude Trichet, Stanley Fischer, John Travolta and Jenson Button.

She also speaks regularly at conferences like those hosted by the World Economic Forum, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, ASEAN and Asian Development Bank. She’s been invited to moderate discussions organised by the Milken Institute, Blackrock, UBS, Barclays, SALT and Aberdeen Asset Management among others.

As part of her wide-ranging role at Bloomberg TV, Haslinda hosts ‘High Flyers’ which has been nominated for Best Talk Show at the Asian TV Awards. Shot on location inside one of Singapore’s most visible attractions, the Singapore Flyer, each episode features Asia’s biggest names. ‘High Flyers’ is the longest-running program on the channel that’s aired globally.

Haslinda began her career in radio covering regional politics. She joined Bloomberg Television in 2002. She graduated from the National University of Singapore, majoring in International Politics and English.

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Ruth Yeoh

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.

Ruth is the eldest in her fourth generation family business who started and heads Sustainability for the YTL Group of Companies, where she reports and consolidates her organisation's sustainability activities through writing its award winning sustainability reports, published yearly. She also pioneered the highly successful "Climate Change Week", YTL’s flagship educational campaign designed to raise awareness on the important issues of climate change starting in her nation of Malaysia and globally. Recognised at the Global CSR Summit and Awards 2011 with a “Silver Award in CSR Leadership” for her dedication towards sustainable developments, she was also honoured with a “GreenTech Award” as one of eight personalities in Malaysia’s Top 30 Green Catalysts 2014. Her dedication to sustainability for YTL Corporation has won the multi-disciplinary conglomerate numerous awards including the inaugural “Singapore Environmental Achievement Award (Regional)” by the Singapore Environmental Council in 2012. In 2013, Ruth served as a Steering Committee member for the Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards and was selected as a World Cities Summit Young Leader for the World Cities Summit 2014. She also co-founded the Recyclothes Group together with three other Founders, a sustainable fashion and social enterprise that raises funds for charities in Malaysia and which promotes the circular economy.

Ruth is a member of the Business Council for Sustainability and Responsibility Malaysia (BCSRM) and the Family Business Network Asia. She is also an investment committee member of both the Asian Renewable Energy and Environment Fund (AREEF) and Renewable Energy and Environment Fund (REEF), investing in clean technology and renewable energy. She was appointed to the Board of Rare Conservation in 2008 and is a Board Member at Reef Check Malaysia and Fellow at Asia Society’s Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative (Class of 2010). In 2015, Ruth joined the Board of Trustees at Kew Foundation Council as a Member to support the work of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in The United Kingdom. She also served as a Member of the Board of Advisors at the Malaysian Association in Singapore (MASIS), the Board of Gardens by the Bay and the UN Women Singapore Executive Committee. In addition, she represents Singapore as one of the Global Goodwill Ambassadors for Dignity for Children Foundation. In the same year, Forbes identified her as one of 12 to watch in their list of Asia’s Power Businesswomen and one of their “Heroes of Philanthropy”. For her pioneering achievements in conservation and promoting the importance of sustainability in business, she was awarded the “Alumni Laureate Award – Special Excellence Award” by the University of Nottingham in 2017. In 2018, she made it along with 25 prominent women leaders from 19 countries to be in the inaugural “Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen” List of Honour by CSRWorks International based in Singapore. She was also selected as a Young Leader for the 2nd Singapore Summit Young Societal Leaders Programme 2018 organised by the Singapore Government and speaks at schools to inspire the younger generation, including supporting two young Malaysian authors who wrote the multilingual book, “Billy the Plastic Bag” in 2008. She also conducts planting activities and environmental talks at her daughter’s school to cultivate a love for nature from a young age. For her contribution as a Board Member (2015 to 2018) to Gardens by the Bay, an orchid breed Papilionanda Ruth Yeoh was dedicated to her and she was also awarded the Ministry of National Development (MND) Medallion for Distinguished Service in 2019.

Ruth graduated with a degree (Hons) from the University of Nottingham UK and an MSc (Distinction) from Cass Business School in the City of London, UK. She was previously attached to Credit Suisse, Singapore. In addition, she has written for both the Wall Street Journal Asia Edition and Financial Times, and has co-edited a book on climate change entitled "Cut Carbon, Grow Profits: Business Strategies for Managing Climate Change and Sustainability", published in 2007.

More information on Ruth’s work is available at https://www.ytl.com/sustainability and https://www.recyclothesgroup.com

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Paige Parker

Paige Parker moved from New York to Singapore over a decade ago. Paige is a patron, board member, and fundraiser for numerous organisations, including United Women Singapore, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Singapore Dance Theatre.

Paige enthusiastically supports local fashion/design/jewellery/art and calls for Singaporeans to embrace home-grown talent. Paige is a graduate gemologist through the Gemological Institute of America and a columnist for The Straits Times.

At the turn of the millennium, Paige and her husband Jim Rogers spent three years driving around the world, ultimately gaining a Guinness World Record. Paige’s best-selling memoir Don’t Call Me Mrs. Rogers details that epic circum navigation, as well as her own personal evolution, along with the status, or lack thereof, of the women she met on the road. Paige is a member of both the Circum navigator’s Club and The Explorers Club.

In New York, Paige headed business development for Cosgrove Associates. Prior, she was a development officer, spearheading major giving at Queens University. Paige and Jim are the proud parents of two daughters, Bee and Happy. Follow the family’s YouTube channel “Bee Happy with the Rogers”, as well as @iampaigeparker on Instagram.

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Lynn Yeow De Vito

Epitomising the Lean In movement on a daily basis, Lynn Yeow-De Vito is the woman behind every rock star business. A well-respected PR and communications veteran with over 20 years of expertise in the lifestyle industry, she is a business mogul in her own right — Lynn helms a successful public relations business, and is a co-owner of luxury wine business Giron and global skincare brand Equal Beauty. Lynn currently in her capacity has various roles including being a wife and supportive partner to Beppe De Vito, a owner and Michelin star chef of their family’s burgeoning restaurant empire ilLido Group of Restaurants.

Endowed with an entrepreneurial streak, Lynn established her own PR agency after working in Marketing Communications for international hotel chains and PR agencies. She has personally managed the pre-openings of hotels such as Capella Singapore, St Regis Singapore, Alila Hotels and Resorts, Jia Boutique Hotel, and award-winning restaurants such as Odette and Joel Robuchon. After selling off her shares and exiting her previous integrated communications agency, Lynn also Co- founded LOOP, a boutique dynamic boutique communications agency that provides tailored, results-driven PR and marketing solutions for food and lifestyle brands.

She is well-known for her generous appetite and passion for the F&B industry. This ardent foodie and mother of four boys travels extensively around the globe for good food, and is also the co-founder of Sassy Mama Singapore (www.sassymamasg.com), the top premium online website for mothers and women on what’s hot in the world of parenting in Singapore.

Lynn has also taken over as 2nd generation to run Giron Wines, founded by her godparents Dr NK Yong and Mrs Melina Yong, two of the most renowned and respected wine connoisseurs in Asia. Today, Giron is a highly respected name in the region as a source of wines from some of the most esteemed wine-growers in the world. Giron holds the exclusive distributorships of desirable Old-World jewels, including Tenuta San Guido (Sassicaia), Tenuta Fontodi, and Agricola Conti Costanti in Tuscany; Montecarrubo in Sicily; Domaines J F Mugnier, Michel Gros and Bonneau du Martray.

As COO of Equal Beauty, Lynn has also been the marketing and business development force behind the brand, an inclusive, clean beauty brand founded by Australian supermodel Jessica Gomes. She has been instrumental in gaining global exposure for this cult skincare label, and responsible for opening worldwide doors for the marque — building it beyond a celebrity brand to a household name in markets like the US, Asia and Australia. Under the guidance and expertise of Lynn, the brands under her have all grown to become global names, while still retaining their marketing-focused DNA for longevity and sustained growth. With a full plate, she always makes time and prioritise csr efforts on the causes she strongly advocates Women, children and food. She sits on the boards of DREAMS, United Women Singapore and World Food Future together with groups of inspiring individuals to do their best to make a real difference to their causes.

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Trina Liang-Lin

Trina Liang-Lin is Managing Director at Templebridge Investments and President of the past organisation. She is a pioneer and specialist in the Asian bond market securities sector. She has held senior positions in a number of global investment banks and has worked in Hong Kong, New York, London and Singapore. Ms. Liang-Lin holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Accounting from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore.

Under her watch, together with her team at past organisation, two important and significant advocacy milestones were reached with the Singapore government in 2012: first, a mandatory rest day for Foreign Domestic Workers commenced from January 2013; and a National Plan of Action against Trafficking in Persons (TIP) which UN Women contributed to putting in place, guided Singapore’s TIP strategy from 2012-2015, when Singapore got its first standalone anti-trafficking legislation. She is also the co-founder of Project Inspire, a global social enterprise competition for youth. She is past president of the Financial Women’s Association of Singapore (FWAS) and sits or has sat on numerous and diverse boards including the Sentosa Development Corporation (audit committee), the Community Foundation of Singapore, National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) board of directors, the Singapore Council of Women’s Organizations (SCWO), the Victoria Advisory Committee (VAC – comprising Victoria School and Victoria Junior College), the Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT), the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), the Economics and Employment committee of the Singapore government’s feedback unit, REACH, and is the co-chair of BoardAgender. She is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. She has been a Young Women’s Leadership Connection (YWLC) mentor since 2014. She is a member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO).

She is a sought-after speaker and panellist and regularly opines on women’s issues in the local press. In particular, her 2015 opinion article in the Straits Times continues to spark lively interest and discussion. In 2015 for the Singapore General Elections, Ms Liang-Lin was part of PAP candidate Minister Lawrence Wong’s close-knit campaign and communications strategy team. In 2011, she was one of 10 individuals chosen to speak at a rally in support for Presidential candidate and now President Tony Tan of the Republic of Singapore.

She and her husband have been the National Arts Council conferred Patron of the Arts Supporters since 2011. In 2014, she was appointed Chairperson of the Philanthropy in Asia Summit. From 2015 she was appointed co-chair of the President of Singapore’s Volunteer and Philanthropy Awards (PVPA). Believing in the importance of giving back to society, her husband, Edmund and her set up Lin Foundation Asia, www.linfoundationasia.com in April 2016. She was voted Woman of the Year (Business and Finance) by Women’s Weekly Magazine in 2006 and Her World’s 50 Most Inspiring Women Under 40 in 2010. She has also been named both Straits Times’ 50 Young Singaporeans to Watch (2004) and 20 Women to Watch (2006). In Aug 2018, Harper’s Bazaar named her on their Power List and she was appointed a judge for the annual Singapore’s Women’s Weekly Great Women of Our Time awards.

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Debra Soon

Debra Soon is Head, Group Corporate Management at Tan Chong International Limited. She previously held the Executive Editor and Chief Editor positions at MediaCorp News before becoming the Managing Director. Holding over 16 years of experience in the media and communications industry, Debra’s range of work includes reporting on ‘live’ events in Singapore and from overseas; ‘live’ talk shows, leading general elections coverage and being Editor and presenter of “In Parliament”.

She served as President-elect SR Nathan’s Press Secretary during the August 2005 Presidential Elections. Ms Soon is currently also a member of the National Council on Problem Gambling, and Chairperson of the Youth Sub-Committee and is a Council member of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. Debra holds a BSc(Econs) and MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Jacqueline Loh

Jacqueline is the CEO of Aidha, an award winning charity that provides financial education courses to foreign domestic workers and other low income women that initially began as a project of the former Singapore Committee of UN Women. Jacqueline’s experience spans the private, public and non-profit sectors with roles in strategy, research, and programme and organizational development. She has worked internationally with the Delhi School of Economics, the World Bank, the Boston Consulting Group and the Ford Foundation, where her portfolio focused on microfinance and financial inclusion. Based in Singapore since 2003, Jacqueline worked with Canada’s International Development Research Centre’s regional office in Singapore and subsequently was the Centre Director of the Lien Centre for Social Innovation at SMU, spearheading its work on poverty in Singapore. Recently, she has been working with the Agency for Integrated Care in the area of knowledge management and research. Jacqueline is no stranger to Aidha, having served on its board when Aidha was first established in 2006. Jacqueline has a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of British Columbia, an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.

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