Leading, Her Way: Jaelle Ang on The Growth Mindset

Leading, Her Way is a Leadership Development interview series featuring a line-up of remarkable female leaders in Singapore as they share their thoughts on self-exploration, career development, overcoming failures and work-life alignment. In this interview, we feature Ms Jaelle Ang, Chief Executive Officer of The Great Room. She shares her take on the importance of a Growth Mindset, the concept of ‘Maverick Learning’ and questions leaders need to be cognizant of to keep a team motivated and moving forward. __ How did your education or early professional experiences prepare you for the business that you have built today? I started my education in Singapore with a little more rigour

Pay It Forward Mentorship Programme: Guiding and Inspiring the Younger Generation of Girls (Part 3)

Continuing our interview series with the Community Engagement (CE) team, we hear from three groups of women — different perspectives from the co-lead, partner, and mentor-mentee pairs — from the Pay It Forward (PIF) Mentorship Programme. The PIF Mentorship Programme is a six-month long programme for YWLC members to pay it forward by being mentors to younger generations of girls, providing guidance to them in navigating through studies, careers and life. Read on to hear about the different perspectives shared by women who have contributed to past and current runs of the PIF Mentorship Programme! In last part of the PIF interview series, we have Judith Ng, Lee Foong Mui and Nazieah Mohd Saleh,

Pay It Forward Mentorship Programme: Guiding and Inspiring the Younger Generation of Girls (Part 2)

Continuing our interview series with the Community Engagement (CE) team, we hear from three groups of women — different perspectives from the co-lead, partner, and mentor-mentee pairs — from the Pay It Forward (PIF) Mentorship Programme. The PIF Mentorship Programme is a six-month long programme for YWLC members to pay it forward by being mentors to younger generations of girls, providing guidance to them in navigating through studies, careers and life. Read on to hear about the different perspectives shared by women who have contributed to past and current runs of the PIF Mentorship Programme! In this second part of the PIF interview series, we have Danielle Chan, 2019 PIF Mentor and her me

Launch of New Members Circle Amidst Covid Times

While the Covid-19 situation restricted mobility on an international scale, new YWLC members expanded their networks from the inaugural New Members Circle (NMC)! The NMC is an exciting virtual initiative under the Membership Subcommittee, and is aimed at allowing new members to connect, chat and share ideas with one another. Over the period of April to June 2020, three Virtual Socials were held monthly. 18 intrepid and committed new YWLC members traversed much ground during the Virtual Socials – they learnt about the ins-and-outs of YWLC, shared their work-from-home tips and productivity hacks with one another, discussed their volunteering and community engagement experiences, and played onl

Empowering Next-Generation Women Leaders through “Female & Fearless”

“Female & Fearless” (F&F) is one of YWLC’s Community Engagement key initiatives that aims to build confidence, leadership and digital skills to girls aged 15 to 19 years old. Here are some details on the programme’s impact: 34 volunteers from Jul 2019 to May 2020 80 beneficiaries impacted from Jul 2019 to May 2020 Annual event to be run in November this year Supports upper secondary and tertiary girls on their educational and career journey Includes a human library YWLC has worked with schools and non-profit organisations such as CHIJ, ITE, Gracehaven, Salvation Army and SHINE previously. The programme this year is expected to kick off in November, in partnership with Paya Lebar Methodist Gi

Pay It Forward Mentorship Programme: Guiding and Inspiring the Younger Generation of Girls (Part 1)

Continuing our interview series with the Community Engagement (CE) team, we hear from three groups of women — different perspectives from the co-lead, partner, and mentor-mentee pairs — from the Pay It Forward (PIF) Mentorship Programme. The PIF Mentorship Programme is a six-month long programme for YWLC members to pay it forward by being mentors to younger generations of girls, providing guidance to them in navigating through studies, careers and life. Read on to hear about the different perspectives shared by women who have contributed to past and current runs of the PIF Mentorship Programme! In this first part of the PIF interview series, we have Lim Cheng Hui, PIF Mentorship Programme 20

YWLC x SHINE & Hey Belle: Achieving Emotional Awareness

Emotions play a critical role in how we perceive and interact with others around us. Yet, emotions also have the power to control us and this can have harmful consequences on our emotional and even physical well-being. How exactly do we increase our emotional awareness, so that we become more perceptive of the emotions we are experiencing and respond to them so that we can make better decisions for ourselves and improve relationships with our families and friends? On 11 July 2020, 12 participants from SHINE’s Hey Belle programme, in collaboration with YWLC, underwent a specially designed workshop on Zoom led led by our very own YWLC member Elle Cheng, Authenticity Coach and Founder of RAW (R

100 Wishes: Making a Difference to Women and Children in Singapore

In this interview, we hear from Nithya Karthikeyan, the 100 Wishes Project Lead for 2020, on the plans in the pipeline for this year's cycle of 100 Wishes, one of the flagship programmes under YWLC's Community Engagement (CE) subcommittee, and her personal experience from volunteering. We also speak to Lorraine Lim, Head, Direct Services, Singapore Council of Women's Organisations (SCWO), who shares some feedback from the beneficiaries of the programme. Can you tell us what 100 Wishes is about and who does the programme aim to serve? Nithya Karthikeyan, 100 Wishes Project Lead: 100 Wishes is one of YWLC’s CE flagship programmes – we run a combination of recreational and life-skills workshops

YWLC x Noor Mastura: How to Create an Inclusive Society Together

Gender inclusivity has taken on an increased importance over the years, with organisations raising efforts towards gender equality and women in leadership. Nevertheless, there is more that can be done. As we look beyond gender and examine the intersecting identities that women hold, how can we raise efforts to support and empower minority women further? On 2 July 2020, our members tuned in to our webinar, Creating an Inclusive Society Together: In Conversation with Noor Mastura, for an open and candid discussion on some challenges minority women face in today’s society and how we can be better allies. "My definition of an inclusive society is not leaving anyone behind," says Noor, a communit

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