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28 singapore-based mentors,
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VIRGINIE PONTRUCHÉ

SheSaysSG Who’s Your Momma Programme Director 
Contributor, Singapore Tourism Board – Insider program
Inspirer & Business Transformer

Travel addict, avid swimmer, New Yorker reader & wine lover

Inspires teams and organisations to be brave, transforms their business with strategic data-driven innovation. International experience (Paris, London and JAPAC) working in start-ups, corporations, independent digital agencies and advertising networks. Strong believer in behavioural economics and Emotional intelligence to understand our human bias.

Helps women navigate the agency or consultancy world to advance their career, work/life balance, adapting to a new work culture. 

 

A great mentor for:

 

  • Leadership skills

  • Presentation skills

  • Salary Negotiation

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MEERA JANE NAVA

SheSaysSG Chapter Lead

Digital & Innovation, Accenture

Founder, Asia Photo Collective

Contributor, Honeycombers

F45 fanatic, killer record collector and dystopian fiction lover

With a background in Service Design and Product Management, Meera develops digital strategies & innovative new concepts aimed at future-proofing businesses for growth. She has worked in the US, Australia and Singapore. 

 

A great mentor for:

 

  • Leadership skills

  • Interviewing skills

  • Salary Negotiation

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NICOLAS CHAUSSIN

Currently Venture Builder at ING TradeTech Lab and CEO & Founder of Carbonties, a Relationship intelligence platform coaching professionals to advance their career by building a strategic network

CTO, Serial entrepreneur, Innovation Director, DJ and photographer in his spare time

Helps introverts and technologists get a seat at the table with the business, entrepreneurs or innovation teams.

A great mentor for:

 

  • Leadership skills

  • Team work

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MELANIE COOK

Creative thinker || Educator || Technology Humanitas

Managing Director at Hyper Island. On the side she has started the #OpenLeadershipProject, a crowd sourced movement to make people better organisational leaders.

Melanie can help you figure out digital transbobulation - the reality of digital transformation.

 

A great mentor for:

 

  • Leadership skills

  • Presentation skills

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LOUISE COLBRIDGE

Founder & Owner of Coaching Consultancy

Coach ||  Marketing ||  Accounts Person || Admin Assistant - you name it, I do it!

I am a professional coach and I work with brilliant and courageous individuals who are ready to embark on something BIG! After 15 years working in comms & marketing I left my career to follow my dream to create a life and career that had a positive impact on those around me. I am passionate about people - I am constantly inspired and energised by people I meet and work with. I am a professional Co-active coach, NLP Practitioner and member of the International Coaching Federation. I run my own coaching consultancy and I divide my time between myself (exercising, reading, listening to podcasts, meeting with friends), my family (I have a husband two young children who teach me more about life than any book I could read) and my business.

Using my coaching skills, I can help those being mentored to see new perspectives, identify what they want (goals) and how to achieve it, identify strengths and build confidence. I help clients to uncover their values and life purpose which can be incredibly powerful to help those being mentored to make decisions about their career.

A great mentor for:

 

  • Leadership skills

  • Interviewing skills

  • Presentation skills

  • Teamwork

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KJ GREEN

Senior Consultant, Communications Recruitment at 33 Talent

 

British national, living in Singapore for over 4 years. Since joining 33 Talent in 2015 I have provided talent solutions to global network agencies, boutiques, start-ups and multinational across industries such as healthcare, finance, consumer, lifestyle, and technology. My focus is on building long-lasting relationships which have resulted in a strong presence within the PR community in Singapore.

The nature of a recruitment role requires me to offer advice and counsel on a daily basis. Advice could be in relation to career development - this could be things like 'How to write a CV', 'What should my next career move be', 'How to manage a counter offer'.  Advice could even be related to personal development or supporting expats adapt and get settled into life in Singapore. As part of the 33 talent culture, we focus on 'paying it forward', particularly into our specialist communities.

 

Outside of my immediate role, I attend industry events like SheSays to support people who may need advice and guidance. I've attended events at NUS to share more about the comms industry and help students decide if it is a route that they would like to take. I find that a great way of sharing my knowledge is through content. Read some of my articles which have proved useful to readers here

A great mentor for:

 

  • Interviewing skills

  • Salary Negotiation skills

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TASHA KAUR

Regional Operations Lead, Rhythm One

Currently overseeing Trading & Operations in Rhythm One.

 

Passionate about building and driving business results through development of digital strategies with a focus on programmatic and data activation. Yoga enthusiast, world traveller and gourmet in her spare time. Helps connect business and brand strategy to marketing activities, experiences and execution to drive business growth.

Helping women advance their careers with confidence and achieve successful work-life balance.

A great mentor for:

 

  • Leadership skills

  • Team work

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JADA SEET

Founder@ Just Enjoy Life

Council Member@ ICF Singapore Founder

Vision keeper || Hustler

80s kid, freedom lover, takes cross-country walks and retired fashion designer

Great in coaching individuals to gain clarity and build essential skills in managing relationships and personal effectiveness, both in their professional and personal life.

A great mentor for:

 

  • Leadership skills

  • Interviewing skills

  • Teamwork

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AMY WILSON

Associate Director

I manage a large team of recruitment consultants. My team and I recruit permanent hires within Banking and Financial Services.

 

I have lived in Asia for 5.5 years. Spent 13 years in recruitment, specialising in Financial Services. I am married, without children, I like to work, shop and travel. I love Singapore and can't imagine my life anywhere else.

Happy to help most in Sales, HR, managing teams, motivation, energy, building teams, interview tips, how to interview, anything recruitment related as well as sales.

A great mentor for:

 

  • Leadership skills

  • Interviewing skills

  • Salary Negotiation

  • Teamwork

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Anna-Karin Birnik

Currently Global Head of Brand at Standard Chartered Bank

Experienced brand and marketing professional with both client and agency side expertise.

Yoga enthusiast, world traveller and gourmet in her spare time.

Helps connect business and brand strategy to marketing activities, experiences and execution to drive business growth.

A great mentor for:

 

  • Leadership skills

  • Team work

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PRIYANKA GUPTA

Client Lead handling a team working on Global clients @ MediaCom.

 

My top personal values are discovery, empowerment and purposefulness and I always layer this in whatever I do at the workplace. I am proud to have graduated from GroupM's prestigious Momemtum Leadership Training & recently earned myself GroupM/CoachU's Coaching certification. I am constantly looking for new ways and ideas to grow and learn in this ever so rapidly changing media industry. In the last 5 years, I have grown from being a Lead for one Line of business of a key Global brand to eventually successfully leading and growing the same client team from a two to a ten member team.

Happy to help most in How to build a successful team, how to be a leader with "human" style, how to help you help yourself via coaching .

A great mentor for:

 

  • Leadership skills

  • Interviewing skills

  • Teamwork

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URMILA MANDAPAKA

Consulting

I’m a Manager in the Digital and Innovation Consulting practice focusing on consumer industries

Born and brought up in India, I’ve been in Singapore for the past 11 years, having completed my undergraduate degree at SMU and working since. Working with Accenture for the past 3 years, was a recruiter before that. Love music (singer in my spare time), sports, have recently gotten heavily into fitness (fellow F45-er) and greatly believe in the cause of women empowerment.

Happy to help most with xcareer development (changing careers and progression), soft skills development (confidence, public speaking)

A great mentor for:

 

  • Leadership skills

  • Interviewing skills

  • Presentation skills

  • Teamwork

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BANI TREHAN

Business Director @ Accenture

 

Mentoring women aspiring for business and sales leadership roles.

A great mentor for:

 

  • Leadership skills

  • Presentation skills

  • Teamwork

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CLAIRE AUBERTIN

Director @ Accenture

15 years consulting across industries 11 years in Asia mentoring professionals and students for the past 10 years - now chief of staff for strategy head for Africa and APAC.

Passionate about making an impact. Helping women grow; build confidence; career coaching and becoming your best self.

A great mentor for:

 

  • Leadership skills

  • Interviewing skills

  • Presentation skills

  • Salary Negotiation

  • Teamwork

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Felicia Moursalien

VP Operations, Market expansion US

Zilingo, Signing US based influencers and content creators and forging the company's brand in the US

 

Writing, meditation, blogging
 

Happy to help in marketing and startup growth.

A great mentor for:

 

  • Leadership skills

  • Presentation skills

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Alexandra Mercz

Change Manager

15 years of classical ballet; 6 countries worked at, changed industries 3 times

 

Where I can help: Bending the rules

A great mentor for:

 

  • Leadership skills

  • Interviewing skills

  • Salary Negotiation

  • Teamwork

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MONICA CHUGANI

Account Manager

Mobile Engagement Account Manager, APAC

 

I love travelling and I believe everyone should understand different cultures to appreciate the world and people we surround ourself with. Always believe you are capable of anything you desire.

Never doubt yourself. Building a great Team and working closely with people around them. Discarding any negative thoughts that happen at work and believing they are awesome

A great mentor for:

 

  • Salary Negotiation

  • Teamwork

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Melissa Ashman

Senior Manager Program Management and Senior Scrum Master. Run digital transformation programs with large diverses teams globally and I am also involved in the sapient woman’s network and culture club which is my passion. I’m a born organiser.

I have been a tv producer for 15 years and decided to change career paths and cross over into digital program management. I’ve found that a lot of the skill sets cross over and because I worked for a tech company I was able to transition within the company with support from internal mentors. I enjoy interior design and swimming in my spare time.

 

Where I can help: Mentor younger people in consultancies or agencies

A great mentor for:

 

  • Teamwork

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Elynn Teo

Head of Finance & Accounting - Investment Support

Oversee the global finance team which provides investment support to the private equity, infrastructure and real estate business of GIC

 

A workaholic mom of 2 lovely boys trying her best to juggle life to her best possible ability.

I am strong feminist who loves to help and support women. I climbed up the ladder in banking, a white male dominating environment. I wasn't easy but women can do it too! I have received a lot of support throughout my career and would love to give back. I have a very international background. I lived and worked in over 5 countries: Belgium, Canada, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. As for my hobbies, I have a passion for salsa a latin music in my pre-motherhood life. I love traveling, having a good time with friends.

Active listening ear & willing to use my experiences and knowledge to help someone lead a better life

A great mentor for:

  • Leadership skills

  • Interviewing skills

  • Presentation skills

  • Teamwork

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Vi-Nghi Dang

I am strong feminist who loves to help and support women. I climbed up the ladder in banking, a white male dominating environment. I wasn't easy but women can do it too! I have received a lot of support throughout my career and would love to give back. I have a very international background. I lived and worked in over 5 countries: Belgium, Canada, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. As for my hobbies, I have a passion for salsa a latin music in my pre-motherhood life. I love traveling, having a good time with friends.

I am happy to support any young women to advance in their career or personal life. As I believe both go hand in hand. I have had many different roles in my career in banking and consulting: Operations, Sales, Technology and management consulting.

A great mentor for:

 

  • Leadership skills

  • Interviewing skills

  • Presentation skills

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Stephanie Chin

Engineering Operations Lead

Healthy living and eating, continuous learning, running, STEM, reading, music, wine, chill

Sharing of experiences of being a female in male industry, local working experience

A great mentor for:

  • Leadership skills

  • Teamwork

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Joanna Ludkiewicz

Senior Consultant

 

Seasoned recruitment professional with international experience, who provides Candidates with sustainable portfolio of competitive career choices. Designing successful recruitment solutions for Clients and Candidates within Technology space (change management, transformation and security) she has spent in Singapore last 3 years.

Helps to build strong personal brand and support on all stages of career development. Support change and job transformation by giving advice on best interview and presentation practices, market insights as well as coaching on salary negotiations.

A great mentor for:

 

  • Leadership skills

  • Interviewing skills

  • Salary Negotiation

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Bhaswati Mallik

Trade Structuring Asia and Head of APAC Lending

Banking professional for 15+ years in Asia and Europe, leading an Asia focused team to achieve high growth by addressing client funding and structuring needs in trade finance.

I relax with an overdose of movies, books, food, dogs, travel in my spare time. My side projects and passion lie in working to equalising inequities, challenges and disadvantages posed by life - whether it is due to gender, unequal legal or human rights, etc.

Specific guidance on work related situations/issues/ambitions, managing, planning and leveraging the advantages available in each of our organisations

A great mentor for:

  • Leadership skills

  • Interviewing skills

  • Presentation skills

  • Salary Negotiation

  • Teamwork

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Deepa Ganesh

Customer Success Manager, APAC at Veeva Systems

 

I'm a Customer Success Manager - which means that I make sure that our clients are truly able to realise the value of the investment that they have made ... and thus able to realise it's full potential in their business.

I'm a good listener ... and great with initiatives. I've started WE@Veeva an informal Women's networking forum, because I truly care. I can help with conducting mock interviews and also guide on oratorical and presentation skills.

A great mentor for:

 

  • Presentation skills

  • Interviewing skills

  • Teamwork