About Purposeful Asia
Conversations centred around this theme aims to shed light on social initiatives, advocates and more. From leaders and corporates with unwavering commitment to social causes, to activists fighting for personally meaningful and socially beneficial causes, we want to bring together this group of change makers who are making a difference in our community.
Through action based discussion and workshops, we want harness the power of many, and build a community dedicated to doing good.
Leading Meaningful Change 2018
In this event, we screened the documentary Menstrual Man- struggles of Arunachalam Muruganatham who stood up for females and made it his mission to provide low- cost sanitary pads and education about proper hygiene to women across India.
Menstruation is a subject that is not talked openly and we want to give our community a place to talk about why this is a globally stigmatised issue. This true story also reminds us that both men and women can impact change.
We invited a panel of change makers who are helping build a Purposeful Asia, leading meaningful change in their domains.
Karen Clifford, Founder- BRA Girls initiative
The aim of BRA Girls is to recycle as many used bras as possible and send them to women and girls in Asia and Africa who most need them.
Rebecca Paranjothy, Co-founder at Freedom Cups
Freedom Cups aims to get reusable menstrual cups for the women. They are the better option for the body, wallet, and planet. Freedom Cups work on a buy-1, give-1 model where every cup purchased at full price sees one cup given to an underprivileged woman.
Carrie Tan, Founder at Daughters of Tomorrow
DOT is non-profit organisation facilitating livelihood opportunities to underprivileged women in Singapore and India.
"Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” Michelle Obama
Wholeness in the disruptive world 2017
"What anchors you midst the hurricane of change around us?"
Women In Asia co-organised a breakfast session with Mapped SG and invited Wendy Tan where she talked about integrating Western thought and Eastern philosophy to understand wholeness and purpose.
How can we find our purpose, our "why?" It was a session of reflection, of how western and eastern influences can help us understand our "why" better.