Singapore & Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
The inaugural edition of the Women Icons Summit & Awards – www.womenicons.com a premier platform that celebrates and honours the accomplishments & contributions of women who have excelled in different spheres of life, was held amidst great fanfare at the Raffles Town Club here on Friday, March 17. The summit felicitated Women Achievers from South & SE Asia, representing diverse sectors as a celebration of their grit and achievements.
An initiative by Singapore-headquartered Business Excellence & Research Group (BERG), the Women Icons Summit & Awards had Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore as the Knowledge partner along with supporting partners – Acado Oil Pte Ltd, Joyallukas, AsiaBizToday, FII News & MediaKindle.
The summit discussion was based on “The Lives you Impact: The Role of Culture in educating & empowering tomorrow’s leaders”. The panelists included Dr. Vani Khare, Founder, Faith Foundation & Sanrakshan Pte Ltd, Ms. Cindy Chng – a social entrepreneur, Dato Celestine Kong – Executive Director of Celestine Corp. Holdings Pte Ltd. and Mr. Victor Tay – Chief Development Officer, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Vishwesh Iyer, Managing Partner & Director, BERG Singapore said “The Women Icons Summit & Awards is part of an initiative to hold an ongoing dialogue with women achievers and the response was very encouraging. Women leaders from diverse sectors such as healthcare, marketing & communciations, IT, startups, education, HR representing India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia & Vietnam came together to share experiences at this global stage.”
The Summit panel discussion was followed by the Women Icons Awards that were presented to a total of 25 professionals. These included Dr. Aparna Hegde – ARMMAN Foundation India, Barbara Ximinez – Shutta Vietnam, Charmaine Tan – ADM Singapore, Deepshikha Kumar – SpeakIn India, Dr. Srimathy Kesan – SpaceKidz India, Indrani Fernando – New Philip Hospitals SriLanka, Kanika Agarwal – Passion Peers Singapore, Kanika Gupta Shori – Square Yards Global, India, Karen Leong – Influence Solutions Singapore, Kayla Rose – Opal Group Singapore, Marion Neubronner – Marion Neubronner & Associates, Singapore, Minal D’rozario – Ideosphere Consulting, India, Mini Dwivedi Gopinathan – playstreet.in India, Revathi Roy – Zaffiro Learning India and Rhonda Wong – Ohmyhome Pte Singapore.
Other professionals who were presented the Women Icons Award included Ria Mehta, Skill Rail Singapore, Sally Taher – Red & White Consulting Partners, Indonesia, Saloni Mardia Kothari – Mtlexs Corp. India, Sonia Kulkarni – Ketchum Sampark PR India, Swati Nathani – Teampumpkin India, Kemmy Tan – M+S Pte Ltd, Sarrah Sammoon – Sapphire Capital Group Sri Lanka, Major Vandana Sharma – Holiday IQ India Yasmin Rasyid – EcoKinghts Malaysia and Datin Sharon Too – MIW Mrs International World, Malaysia.