WOMAN 2021 Edition

The Edge Singapore shines a spotlight on sustainability and gender equality in the second issue of WOMAN – an annual magazine that celebrates the individualism and achievements of extraordinary women in Singapore.

The timing of the 48-page glossy could not be more perfect as it comes just after the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) officially announced 2021 as the Year of Celebrating SG Women.

Encouraged by the response of our first issue, the team has brought together 10 women who are doing remarkable things from heading large corporations to helping the less fortunate.  WOMAN is their platform to speak about their causes, concerns and to have their voices heard and their stories told.

Gracing WOMAN’s cover page is Ruth Yeoh, the Executive Director of YTL Singapore Pte Ltd and Director at YTL-SV Carbon Sdn Bhd, YTL’s in-house carbon credit and clean development mechanism (CDM) consultancy. Passionate about saving the earth, Yeoh heads Sustainability for the YTL Group of Companies, where she takes a special interest in her organisation's sustainability activities.

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In this second issue, WOMAN takes a closer look at companies that embrace gender diversity to offer women equal opportunity for promotion, such as Swiss kitchenware-expert, V-Zug. It also features recipients of The Rolex Awards for Enterprise – a coveted title that showcases the nominees’ visionary plans and projects to help humanity.

Throughout the book, there are stories of courage and tenacity from outstanding women in tech, fashion, arts, charities and more. We learn more about their passion projects such as Maya Hari’s (VP Asia Pacific at Twitter) work to mentor women in the workplace; Low Chin Loo’s role in EDGE Certification to monitor gender equality and progress; and Uma Balji’s charity work to empower the less fortunate.

On a more creative front, artiste and drama teacher, Oniatta Effendi, shares her love for Javanese customs and batik-making; jewellery designer, Trixie Khong recalls her earlier struggles prior to owning a million dollar business; and singer Ming Bridges talks about her push to become a body positivity advocate.

 “These stories, we hope, will serve as an inspiration, not just for the tough times now, but for all the challenges of life ahead. We want to celebrate them as they should be celebrated, and to also learn from their experiences so we may inspire future leaders,” says Executive Editor, Audrey Simon.

 Introducing WOMAN’s all-new podcast channel

This launch of WOMAN is also a timely segue into the launch of The WOMAN Conversation Podcast, an eponymous podcast channel that invites past interviewees to come on air to engage in pivotal conversations about life and career.

The WOMAN Conversation Podcast featuring 5 women from the first WOMAN issue, from sustainability enthusiast Esther An to celebrity yoga instructor Denise Keller, is now available on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts.

“Having a podcast channel empowers the WOMAN ecosystem and provides the voice for our thought leaders to share their vision and motivations for a more inclusive society,” shares Bernard Tong, CEO and publisher of The Edge Publishing Pte. Ltd.

WOMAN is available as a special supplement to The Edge Singapore, at all major newstands. The website can be found at https://woman.theedgesingapore.com