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International Women’s Day (IWD) is a time to celebrate womanhood, recognise women’s achievements, and be inspired to overcome future challenges. Besides celebrating women’s successes, this year’s “Braving the Wilderness” event organised by the Young Women’s Leadership Connection (YWLC) will focus on developing resilience and harnessing one’s vulnerabilities as strengths.

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In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Young Women's Leadership Connection is holding an event, themed "Braving the Wilderness" on 9 March, Saturday at JustCo @ Marina Square. Registration is now open: The event will see workshops organised by Sari Marsden, PCC Nike Training Club Trainer and Yong Yoek Ling, Founder of Bold At Work. Providing a reflective twist, couple – Wong Su-Yen, CEO of the Human Capital Leadership Institute and Dr. Fermin Diez, Deputy CEO of the National Council for Social Service will be sharing their slice of life as to how they harnessed vulnerability as a strength while carving out their own paths. The following distinguished guests will be also be taking us through their learning journeys over a panel discussion: – Kuik Shiao-Yin, Co-founder of The Thought Collective, former NMP – Poh Luan Ee, Founder of Kerbside Gourmet – Sandhya Devanathan, Country Director of Facebook – Sonia Chew, Mediacorp TV and Radio Presenter The countdown begins! See you there!

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Discover and establish your leadership style at workshops geared at understanding and using body language to your advantage, or using storytelling techniques to improve your communication skills. Plus, engage in conversations on meaningful partnerships in the spirit of building a gender-balanced world—this year’s IWD theme, and partake in an intimate panel discussion with influential women (including Kuik Shiao-Yin, co-founder of the Thought Collective, and Sonia Chew, TV Personality and Radio Presenter) on how women can triumph trying times. End the evening with an insightful closing address by Minister Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community & Youth, and leader of House and Chair, YWLC Council of Advisors.

No better way to spend IWD 2019, we say!

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YWLC’s International Women’s Day 2018
Panel discussion on Personal Branding at IWD 2018.
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The event will take place on 9 Mar 2019, from 2 – 8.30pm at Justco @ Marina Square. Register here and receive a complimentary goodie bag!

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