From being the first women in their field to striking out on their own where society needs them most, these amazing eight are finding ways to make Singapore better than ever. Prepare to be inspired.
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Audrey Tan, 29, Co-founder of Angels of Impact and PlayMoolah
“Why are we focusing on females? Because women are the key to change here.”
Kelly Wong, 28, Founder of Wong Kee Wanton Noodles
“The hawker industry is pretty male-dominated, and that can be tough. But it also just makes me want to prove myself.”
Yip Pin Xiu, 25, Paralympic Gold Medalist
“I thought, ‘Maybe I was done, maybe I am not cut out for this.'”
Samantha Dorcas Soh, 24, Co-founder of ShopBack
“Because I didn’t have any prior relevant experience, I had to be resourceful and pick up stuff from tutorials.”
Nur Yusrina Ya’akob, 30, Mount Everest Summiter
“Finally, after five years of preparation we were ready, but when we went on the actual expedition, the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake hit. The team had no choice but to turn back from Everest Base Camp.”
Lee Jia Pei, 28, Navy Captain
“Sometimes, I get questions about how it’s like being a woman in such a male-dominated work environment. But the funny thing is, it never really bothered me.”
Jasmine Chong, 28, Founder of Yoga Lab
“What I’ve learned since is that you’ve got to give yourself the chance to slow down and search deep inside yourself to find out what matters the most to you.”
Debra Lam, 24, Co-founder of Society Staples
“Everyone was telling us it would fail, that deaf people would not be able to paddle in sync. But we trained a crew, got sponsorship and entered competitions.”
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The CLEO Change Makers 2017 is presented by SK-II.