SINGAPORE: In a move towards empowering women entrepreneurs and breaking through barriers, Class Living, a renowned social enterprise, has announced the debut of the annual “Her Courage Leaders Summit.”
Scheduled for the 22 March 2024 at the prestigious ERA APAC Centre, this event aims to unite, celebrate, and elevate women leaders driving transformative global change.
Crafted to inspire and empower today’s women leaders while igniting the aspirations of the next generation, the summit has garnered support from the Association of Business Women in Commerce and Industry (ABWCI).
Notably, Minister of State for Education & Manpower Gan Siow Huang has confirmed her attendance as the inaugural summit’s Guest of Honour (GOH).
Empowering women: Class Living’s mission and the ‘Her Courage Leaders Summit’
Class Living’s mission revolves around empowering women through self-development, equipping them with the necessary tools and expertise to realize their dreams and emerge as leaders in their own right.
With a focus on courage, love, authenticity, and significance, Class Living celebrates women’s voices, visibility, and journeys, turning the impossible into ‘I’m possible.’
Lilian Ong, CEO and Founder of Class Living and Women of Courage Asia, emphasized the significance of the summit:
“By joining forces, encouraging one another, and sharing our stories of success, we provide women a safe environment and opportunities to grow and learn from other women entrepreneurs, thought-leaders, and those who desire to break through any fear barriers.”
The summit, expected to draw 200 participants, offers a platform for women to expand their networks and continuous learning within the Class Living communities, fostering friendships and unlocking opportunities.
Distinguished speakers confirmed for the Summit include Dr Naomi Dowdy, Sabrina Tan, and MOS Gan Siow Huang.
MOS Gan Siow Huang, the first woman brigadier-general in Singapore, has been pivotal in initiatives aimed at attracting women to the infocomm and technology sector, advocating for training, job matching opportunities, and flexible work arrangements to enhance female participation in the workforce.
Dr Dowdy, founder-Chancellor of TCA College and Chairperson of Network for Christian Women (NCW), continues to inspire business leaders globally to be world changers, using their enterprises as forces for good.
Ms Sabrina Tan, Founder and CEO of Skin Inc Supplement Bar, brings her expertise in the skincare industry, offering insights into entrepreneurship and innovation.
The full-day event features captivating keynote speakers, dynamic panel discussions, empowering workshops, and invaluable networking opportunities, culminating in the fifth anniversary celebration of Women of Courage Asia, honoring outstanding women shaping the entrepreneurial landscape.
“Our message is clear: we believe in the power of courageous women leadership to create transformative impacts, partnering with male leaders to build a better tomorrow,” stated Ms Ong.
Dr Ambika Sharma, CEO of ABWCI, emphasized the importance of embracing uniqueness and forging ahead with resilience, innovation, and determination. “Together, we will create a world where every woman’s entrepreneurial dream knows no bounds,” she remarked.
The ‘Her Courage Leaders Summit’ not only signifies a pivotal event but also serves as a catalyst for change, aligning seamlessly with Singapore’s national agenda to champion women’s roles in shaping the nation’s future, reinforcing the belief in women’s pivotal societal contributions.
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