At CLEO, we’re constantly on the lookout for game-changers who are dedicated to making a positive change in the world. Every year, we seek out young female professionals who are not only great at what they do, but also inspire others. This year, we found 10.
Christel first launched Hua Hee, a card game for dementia patients, after her grandmother showed early signs of dementia last year. Although she didn’t meet her target when she launched a campaign on a crowdfunding site, orders poured in from healthcare institutions. Read her story here.
Singaporeans like to complain, but Jasmine puts her anger and sadness about and against the society into songs. Last year, she became one of the most-streamed Singaporean female artists on Spotify. Read her story here.
Wondering what food is halal and what is not? While you could go around looking for the halal sign, you could also visit Halalfoodhunt, a blog that compiles all the handy information for Muslims – regardless of race – on a single website. The brains behind this website? Jumaiyah. Read her story here.
Laura’s job doesn’t only involve saving community cats, but also educating the public. Of course, it’s not all nice and rosy because some of the cases she has had to handle include neglect, cat-hoarding and abuse. Read her story here.
Maria leads a zero-waste lifestyle. That means buying second-hand clothes, and even making her own toothpaste and face masks. Read her story here.
Nyha has been running start-ups since 2012 and has faced failures before she found some success one-and-a-half years ago. This year, she made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list. Read her story here.
Have you ever shaken the Queen’s hand? Yunquan has. The self-defence instructor received the Queen’s Young Leaders Award at Buckingham Palace last year. Read her story here.
Regina might have done post-graduate studies in marketing, but she decided her calling was in a coffeehouse. It took her a few years and tries to get to where she is today. Now, she owns a café, Bearded Bella, and has the title of Singapore Barista Champion 2016. Read her story here.
She gave up becoming a makeup artist the day after she art directed a music video for The Sam Willows. Now, on top of art directing, she does photography, paints and co-owns 21 Moonstone, a co-working space. Read her story here.
Shanti earned Singapore our first gold medal in 42 years for a sprint event in 2015. She has also broke national records – thrice. Read her story here.