The SHE BRILLIANCE launch event officially kickstarted the community movement to help women expand their professional network and mentorship opportunities in Singapore. President Halimah Yacob graced the event to speak about the importance of such mentoring programmes and the need to take collective action.
The SHE BRILLIANCE launch event officially kickstarted the community movement to help women expand their professional network and mentorship opportunities in Singapore, providing a network of women mentors to support women looking for career progression advice or exploring new life ventures. The movement, which began gathering the community in September 2021, also addresses the lack of women in senior leadership roles in the workplace.
Held at Marina Bay Sands on 29 October 2021, entrepreneurs and senior business leaders conducted interactive workshops covering topics from corporate leadership, personal branding and entrepreneurship, to digital marketing and positivity & wellness.
At the start of the event and during the closing, corporate entertainment service SongDivision Asia set the attendees’ energy ablaze with a performance at the Marina Bay Sands Hybrid Broadcast Studio, which was then beamed into the main ballroom to keep in line with the Covid-19 regulations.
Participant mantras were also gathered to form a powerful text-only video, which was then played during the plenary session as part of the event’s breathing exercise to set the intention and focus for the day’s event.
Speaking at the event, guest of honour President Halimah Yacob said that mentoring programmes help women build social capital by enabling them to develop useful connections and relationships. She noted that women’s prospects in the workforce are limited by the lack of such networks that are more freely accessible to men. “There is a need to do more and take collective action to empower, protect and uplift women for greater progress,” said Madam Halimah.
Thanks to the SHE BRILLIANCE partners, the event on Friday also raised SGD10,000 for Daughters of Tomorrow, a local charity that matches underprivileged women with employment opportunities and supports existing training and workforce-related agencies by connecting volunteers and community resources.