Sian has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years, spending the earlier part of her career in the UK, Europe, and US and the latter years in Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Her career has been driven by seeking out opportunities to provide platforms for continuous learning. As a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, Siân moderates and speaks at many events to support action for parity. In contributing to this book, Siân hopes to encourage other women to embrace their fears and become awesome public speakers, ultimately helping them achieve their ambitions.
Joanne Flinn, the Business Growth Lady, is an international award-winning author, futurist, and board director. She ran her first $10 million business at 24, before going on to lead multi-million-dollar businesses for PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is the founder and CEO of Project Wings Pte. Ltd.
Joanne helps leaders grow their business bringing together capital, digitisation, creativity, and people with the UNICORNING® method. She’s spoken across the globe at leading industry conferences, twice at TEDx and is part of the Oxford Futures Forums at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. Joanne co-founded the Purple Elephant movement on the power of gender pay equity to create a better sustainable world through business.
A true post-modern renaissance artist, she has exhibited under the name Booth Aster in the USA, Spain, Germany and at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore as TEDx Artist-In-Residence
Karen Leong is a keynote speaker on transformation. A TEDx speaker and Certified Speaking Professional, Karen was featured in the ten most influential professional speakers in Singapore by the Singapore Business Review. Karen authored the best-seller Win People Over, and is the creator of the Influencing Styles profiling tool.
Karen is the managing director of Influence Solutions, a leading learning and development organization headquartered in Singapore, with offices in India and North America. As the co-founder Rise Through The Ranks, a global online leadership summit, Karen has inspired thousands from over 70 countries.
A Women Icons awardee, Karen is regularly featured as an influence thought leader in global media such as BBC World, Reuters, Channel News Asia and The Straits Times. She is a sought-after expert commentator for iconic events such as the USA presidential debates and the Trump-Kim summits.
Lavinia Thanapathy is the Chair of Inspiring Girls Singapore and Vice President at the Singapore Council for Women’s Organizations. She is passionately committed to creating an equal future through the empowerment of women and girls. A lawyer by training and a branding expert by profession, Lavinia has served as Honorary Secretary at HCA Hospice Care and was a three-term President at the PrimeTime Business & Professional Women’s Association. In addition to her board roles, Lavinia speaks on issues around gender diversity at organizations like the World Intellectual Property Organization, DHL, and Google. She is also a sought-after media commentator on issues around women and leadership.