Social Entrepreneurship Month: Aug 2014
Celebrate Social Entrepreneurship this August with Singapore Committee for UN Women.
Special Announcement: Gala Guest of Honor Confirmed
We're pleased to share our Guest of Honour and Special Guest speakers for our annual gala: SNOW.
Countdown to the 2014 Project Inspire Grand Final
In just over a month, we announce the winner of Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard’s annual social innovation competition, Project Inspire. This year, we received an impressive 503 entries from 70 countries around the world; from Afghanistan to Australia, Canada to Cambodia, Papua New Guinea to Palestine, the Ukraine to Uganda and beyond.
Now in its fourth year, Project
Engaging youth in philanthropy, impact investing, and social enterprise
This weekend, Singapore Committee for UN Women partnered with Nexus Singapore Youth Summit to engage young people in becoming future changemakers. Founded in 2011, Nexus is a global conference to galvanize young investors, social entrepreneurs and their allies to advance philanthropy, impact investing and social entrepreneurship. This year, Nexus hosted its innagural Singapore conference
#HeforShe event draws reflection
On 10th July, the Singapore Committee for UN Women in partnership with Equal Community Foundation and the Wee Kim Wee Centre @ SMU, held a presentation and discussion on the ways in which more men can be involved in the movement to end violence against women. This event was organised in collaboration with UN Women’s campaign #HeforShe, that highlights the importance of changing the
"Yes, Prime Minister" Creates Support for Local Program
The British Theatre Playhouse Charity Gala Performance supported by the British Chamber and European Chamber of Commerce in aid of Singapore Committee for UN Women and Beauitful People took place on Friday May 9th. The Guest of Honour was our superb Patron, His Excellency Anthony Phillipson and his wife, Julie Phillipson.
After the performance there was an excellent dinner served
Sheroes: Celebrating Heroes for Women's Empowerment
I have met with Annie Tsinonis and Leah Lambert from Stones that Rock in their Singapore based office to learn more about their involvement with Singapore Committee for UN Women. As Merchant Partners, Annie and Leah donate proceeds from their charity sales to our public education programs. They have also developed a speciality necklace that benefits our Girls 2 Pioneers campaign to encourage
New initiative to encourage girls to pursue STEM careers
Together with our outstanding ambassadors and our innovative curriculum encouraging creativity, we hope to inspire more girls to embark on worthy careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). We will be launching the programme in mid-April, and would also love to have your support in conducting and facilitating these innovative workshops. As a volunteer, you will undergo
New Member benefits for Singapore Committee for UN Women Members
As a Member of the Singapore Committee for UN Women, you play an important role in facilitating our work in Singapore. This includes Public Education campaigns in the areas of:
Ending violence against women
Combating human trafficking
Encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics)
Advocating a mandatory day off for foreign domestic
Report back: First Annual BIZ@TIP Conference
One person can make a difference, and every person should try. – John F. Kennedy
On February 27th 2014, the Singapore Committee for UN Women and H.O.M.E. in partnership with the Singapore government’s Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking-in-Persons (TIP) and in collaboration with INSEAD, brought together influential and passionate business leaders and other interest
2013's Top 5 Moments for Women's Empowerment
2013 was quite a year for women and we hope these moments will set the stage for some big changes in the world in 2014! Here are our top 5 moments for women’s empowerment in 2013:
1. Malala Yousufzai rises from tragedy
After being shot and nearly killed by the Taliban for trying to attend school, Malala has regained her health and become a crusader for girls’ right to
Executive Director's Message
The year-end holiday season in Singapore is a time of family, friends and festivities. It’s a fun and frenzied time when we try to squeeze in as much as possible into those final weeks of the year. In the midst of this avalanche of activity, we want to show our care for family, friends and the world around us. We want to take some time out to reflect on the
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Leading the Way - The Social Entrepreneurs
Aug 14, 2014 (Thu) | 19:00 - 21:00 |
The Singapore Committee for UN Women invites you to an exclusive panel discussion with inspiring social entrepreneurs who act as change agents for society, seize opportunities others miss to improve systems and invent new approaches.
Meet and greet these amazing women as they share their journeys and winning methods and be a part of this movement too!
Join us at the Hub on the 14th to celebrate
Pioneers of Tomorrow: STEM Day Camp (August)
Aug 16, 2014 (Sat) | 9:00 - 13:00 |
Singapore Committee for UN Women is conducting monthly STEM Day Camps to introduce Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) in an engaging way to girls (aged 10-15) from all around Singapore.We are opening applications again for a fun and challenging Day Camp to give girls a taste of what it’s like to work in exciting STEM careers with peers. Expect lots of action,
HeForShe: Entrepreneurs Investing in Women
Aug 20, 2014 (Wed) | 19:00 - 21:00 |
The Singapore Committee for UN Women invites you to join us for a panel discussion featuring amazing social entrepreneurs who, having understood the impact of progress for women, are working towards empowering women every day. Social entrepreneurs in themselves are the change agents for society; seizing opportunities others miss to improve systems and inventing new approaches. These individuals
Women in Engineering: Girls Today, Engineers Tomorrow
Aug 25, 2014 (Mon) | 19:00 - 21:00 |
As part of our monthly Women in STEM talks, The Singapore Committee for UN Women would like to invite you to attend a panel discussion with women in engineering.
Engineering seems to be a traditionally male dominated field. Globally, in a room of 25 engineers, only 3 will be women. In Singapore, the percentage of women who enrol in or graduate in engineering in university is approximately
Glamorous Giving: Sale benefiting Singapore Committee for UN Women
Aug 25, 2014 (Mon) | 19:00 - 21:00 | | August 27, 2014 (Wednesday) 18:00-21:00 & August 28, 2014 (Thursday) 10:00-16:00 |
Join us at the historic Hollandse Club for a fashion and homewares clearance sale with 20 independent designers selling quality pieces at clearance prices. The sale is hosted by Stones that Rock and benefits Singapore Committee for UN Women's public education programmes within Singapore focused on:
1. Ending violence against women
2. Women/girls' economic empowerment
Project Inspire Grand Final
Aug 30, 2014 (Sat) | 10:00 - 15:00 |
1. Nominate your favourite finalist for the People’s Choice Award.
Make sure your favourite finalist doesn't go home empty-handed by voting for them in the 2014 Project Inspire People’s Choice Award. Visit projinspire.com to meet our 10 finalists and vote now for the 2014 Project Inspire People's Choice Award
2. Attend the live Grand Final.