Ashley and I were so fortunate to attend yesterday’s 2011 Hawaii International Women’s Leadership Conference at the Sheraton! All the speakers were phenomenal, and I wanted to take note of one speaker that truly inspired me.
Singapore’s Elim Chew is an is much more than an entrepreneur.
As the President & Founder of Singapore’s leading retail chain, 77th Street, “Elim Chew helps youth and young adults realize their dreams, and believes businesses can do well and do good at the same time to create a more sustainable, inclusive and a better world.”
I spoke with Elim, and she mentioned that she also participated at APEC’s Women and the Economy Summit (WES) in San Francisco, hosted by Hilary Clinton. This summit included senior government officials and private sector leaders from all the APEC economies. This summit was in part of APEC’s SOM3 meeting. On the agenda were the topics of:
- fostering women’s economic empowerment, and
- focus on access to markets and capital, capacity building, and leadership