15 February 2017
CRIB, a non-profit organisation whose mission is to empower women to become successful entrepreneurs through networking, co-founder matching and equipping/business incubation, will host an inaugural CRIB Summit on 11-12 March 2017 at Capella Hotel, Singapore.
The CRIB Summit is a conference that brings together inspiring international speakers, local and regional thought leaders in business, entrepreneurship and women’s leadership, and a great network of like-minded entrepreneurs, business leaders, trailblazers and female role models. It is a platform for creating change by inspiring women in their personal journeys, empowering entrepreneurs and business owners, and engaging attendees to making a positive impact on society.
Dr Elaine Kim, the co-founder and CEO of CRIB says, "We need to change the work landscape and start-up ecosystem to help women further achieve the incredible impact they have the potential to make on our economy and society. The CRIB summit brings together the people who will make this change."
CRIB Summit incorporates a symposium over two half-days, workshops over two half-days, a weekend retreat and the CRIB Market, open to the public. The Symposium will feature both local and international speakers who will speak to three themes: Female Entrepreneurship and Investing in Women; Women in the Workplace and in Leadership; and Social Impact and Philanthropy. Participants will also have access to a wellness session which includes yoga and mindfulness practices. A kids’ enrichment camp for up to two children will also take place alongside the Summit.
The keynote speakers at the summit include the current Presidential candidate for South Korea, Mr Chung Un-Chan, Former Prime Minister of South Korea and Chairman of the Shared Growth Institute, who will address the importance of diversity in society and the economy. Another international speaker is H.R.H. Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite, Founder of UN-hosted World Women’s Health and Development Forum and President of Women in Science International League.
Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Singapore will grace the event and notable Singaporean speakers include Dr Annie Koh, Vice President, Office of Business Development, Practice Professor of Finance and Academic Director, Business Families Institute and International Trading Institute@SMU; Ms Claire Chiang, Co-founder of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, Chairperson of Banyan Tree Global Foundation and former Singapore Nominated Member of Parliament; and Elim Chew, co-founder of FastFast.Delivery and ElimChew Tv, one of Singapore’s most well-regarded entrepreneurs.
The 2 half-days of practical skills-based workshops have been designed so that summit attendees will leave with practical, tangible outcomes and skills at the end of the summit. There are close to 20 workshops to choose from, curated to meet the needs of entrepreneurs at different stages of business-building, investors, philanthropists and social entrepreneurs and people exploring the next step in life.
SkillsFuture provides Singaporeans with opportunities to develop their fullest potential. Singaporeans can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit to attend the CRIB Summit.
Sponsors of the Summit include American Express, DBS, Salesforce, CXA Group, Amasia VC and Capella Hotel Singapore.
“Capella Singapore is honoured to be the venue sponsor of the inaugural CRIB Summit. It is our pleasure to be able to work with CRIB to give back to the society by contributing in ways we know and do best. We are excited that our peaceful setting on a knoll will be the location of this meaningful event, and that we can help in bringing together like-minded individuals to make a positive change to women beneficiaries around the world,” said Ms Sandy Liw, EAM of Sales and Marketing at Capella Singapore.
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About CRIB Summit
The CRIB Summit is a conference that brings together inspiring international speakers, local and regional thought leaders in business, entrepreneurship and women’s leadership, and a great network of like-minded entrepreneurs, business leaders, trailblazers and female role models.The summit is a platform for creating change, by inspiring women in their personal journeys, empowering entrepreneurs and business owners, and engaging attendees in making a positive impact on society. The 2 day event includes the Symposium on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon, and 2 half-days of CRIB Workshops. Throughout the summit, there will be thoughtfully organised opportunities for networking and discussion.Leveraging on the close relationships that CRIB has formed with leading women’s organisations and business groups, the summit will bring together changemakers from partners such as UN Women, Female Founders Network, the SMU Shirin Fozdar Programme, Young Women Leadership Connection (YWLC), Galboss Asia, Board Agender, Women in Tech and many more, creating opportunities through collaboration.
About Capella Singapore
Located on Singapore’s premier resort destination, Sentosa Island, Capella Singapore offers an inspiring natural setting while providing easy access to Singapore’s financial and shopping districts. The flagship property for Capella Hotels and Resorts in Asia promises the ultimate in personalised service and represents a new standard of luxury in Asia, combining the best of old and new Singapore. Capella Singapore offers the most spacious accommodations in Singapore. The 112 guestrooms include two Colonial Manors, villas that feature private plunge pools and outdoor bathtubs, suites and premier rooms. In addition, Capella Singapore offers the opportunity for extended stays with full access to the hotel’s facilities via The Club Residences at Capella Singapore. These long stay offerings include 72 sea-facing suites and duplexes and 9 manors with private pools. For more information or to plan an event at Capella Singapore, please visit www.capellasingapore.com.