Leading Ladies: Navigating their Way

Any of us can claim to be leaders, but who among us can inspire? We all have different definitions of what makes a good leader, but this also comes with growth, exposure, and individual experience. Three amazing ladies from YWLC have generously shared how their understanding of leadership has evolved with their journey as part of our community. 1. Prior to YWLC, what were some of your ideas of leadership? Lynn: I started my career in investment banking, and it was “baptism by fire” as I worked with a myriad of characters and leadership styles. Having learnt from the best, the most impactful style to me is when we drive best performance and inspire by example. Nisha: Many of our perceptions m

PIF: #IamRemarkable Workshop with Google

As a woman, an Asian, or a young person, it can feel unnatural and uncomfortable to publicise your accomplishments. But in this age of personal branding, if you don’t blow your own horn, who will? On 29 August 2020, YWLC in collaboration with Google, put together the #IamRemarkable workshop for thePay It Forward (PIF) Mentorship Programme to empower participants to speak openly about their successes without guilt or fear. Here are some key takeaways from the session: Celebrate your achievements unapologetically While this might not come naturally to some of us, note that what you share is not considered bragging as long as it is fact-based. In addition, the medium in which you share matt

Crafting Your Career Story on LinkedIn with Yunita

Branding yourself keeps you current in your chosen field, opens doors and creates a lasting impression on potential and future employees. By developing your own brand, you’ll have control over your future employers and potential networking counterpart’s initial perception. How can you brand yourself and craft your own career story? With over 660+ million members, LinkedIn is the most-used social media platform amongst Fortune 500 companies. What better way than to brand yourself on the platform where most global decision-makers and senior executives like to spend their spare time at? Yunita Ong, Asia Editor at LinkedIn, shared how she was recruited on LinkedIn and how it can be the platform

Leading, Her Way: Positive Leadership in Uncertain Times

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 Vidhya Ganesan, Partner at McKinsey, who is leading the Digital Government and Economy’s portfolio for Asia. She shares her take on positive leadership, mentorship, how leaders can navigate through the crisis, and recommendations to avoid burnout when working from home. __ 1. What are three words you would use to describe your leadership style? How was it shaped by your work and educational experience? I would u

YWLC x 100 Wishes: ft Savina Chai - Embracing You

Stories can move and affect everyone in unique ways. It provides the insights to see things from a new perspective and it inspires. It gives you the reason to believe in yourself - others have done it, and so can you. The second instalment of the YWLC x SHINE Children & Youth Services 100 Wishes Workshop Series, Embracing You, aimed to inspire and impart insights from speaker, Savina Chai, with the girls from HEY BELLE, a school-based programme under SHINE Children & Youth Services that helps female youth build up on their leadership skills, efficacy and confidence. Savina, Managing Director of Beaubit, shared her struggles as a young entrepreneur and how she overcame and dealt with the neve

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