Here’s How You Can Make The Most Out Of Your 20s
CLEO’s 2017 Change Makers have all made a name for themselves by their own merit — among them are a Paralympic gold medalist, Mount Everest summiter and founder of a wanton noodle shop. But just what do they think has been their biggest achievement thus far? And what may their hopes for the future be? This is what we’ve found out from them.
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The CLEO Change Makers 2017 is presented by SK-II.
Samantha Dorcas Soh
“Establishing ShopBack has been my biggest achievement so far. I hope to have a design team of my own and be a good leader. ShopBack is pretty positive about changing users’ shopping habits and it’s really about creating a better experience for users.”
“Getting this shoot! [laughs] I never thought that people would ask me to share my story, but people have also told me that I inspire them and that really makes a difference to me.”
“Starting Yoga Lab and making it into a viable business. People know what it is and actually go there to practice. I think there has to be a reason why it’s been well-received, and my hope for the future is for that purpose to be revealed to me. I hope that the purpose will be so clear that I can start working on it.”
Lee Jia Pei
“Just knowing that I didn’t live the past five years in vain, because I love what I’m doing now and I don’t regret my decision to make that career switch.”
“Starting two social enterprises, impacting young people through finance literacy and helping female social entrepreneurs. I want to see a new generation of young people who are conscious consumers and investors – supporting causes like slow fashion and choosing to buy from social enterprises. If we can do this, then that could really change the world.”
Nur Yusrina Ya’akob
“Besides having summited Everest, I want to graduate and be an inspiring educator to my students. I also want to climb Ama Dablam in Nepal. I heard that it’s a very technical and challenging climb, but it’s also super beautiful. I’ve only climbed in Nepal and India, so I want to go around the world climbing mountains!”
Yip Pin Xiu
“My biggest achievement in the pool is the Paralympic medals, but outside of it, it’s how I’ve been able to fight for equality, create a social impact and raise awareness for para-sports in Singapore. I am also committed to encouraging more Singaporeans to lead a healthy lifestyle.”
“Seeing people becoming more accepting of persons with disabilities has been a real achievement for me. We’ve had parents and children come up to us to say they now understand people with disabilities, and parents thanking me that their kids with special needs are now able to take part in sports. It’s very heartwarming and a testament to what we’ve been working towards.”