The Power List 2018: Trina Liang-Lin

The change-maker talks power in today's world

Trina Liang-Lin
Managing Director, Templebridge Investments; President, Singapore Committee for UN Women

Even though the conversation surrounding women’s rights rose to a crescendo last year with movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp hitting the headlines, there’s still much to be done. Enter women the likes of Liang-Lin, who are leading advocacy groups that are contributing to the discourse and maintaining momentum for every worthwhile cause—while also juggling her responsibilities at investment research consulting firm, Templebridge Investments. As the head of the Singapore division of UN Women, Liang-Lin has led her team to successfully push for foreign domestic worker benefits, as well as contribute to Singapore’s National Plan of Action against Trafficking in Persons. Yet, for all her achievements, the philanthropist has one very simple wish for the world. “I hope that it becomes kinder and more understanding,” she muses. “If I can change the world that way, I’ll be very happy.”

Trina Liang-Lin

Liang-Lin wears dress from Fendi

Photographer: Wee Khim; Stylist: Sharon Tulasidas; Makeup and hair: Toni Tan using M.A.C; Sean Ang/FAC3Inc using Kevin Murphy

 

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