Renee Tan, Founder and Managing Director of Rendeur and H.E.R Entrepreneur
How this new mom conceived 2 babies within 1 year: Her baby boy & training agency to inspire, educate & empower women in business literacy
In 2017, the new mom gave birth to 2 babies, her bouncy baby boy and her training agency, Rendeur. During her training sessions, she has noticed that mostly women attended the course on Steps to Starting a Business and realised that women, though they hope to start a business, tend to be risk averse as they do not know where to seek advice from and how to start.
This was precisely what this mother of one faced in her journey. As a child, she witnessed her entrepreneurial mom overcome challenges with limited access to education and face rapid changes in this modernizing world while trying to ensure her children could have a proper education. At 19, she harboured ambitions of empowering people’s lives as a stem cell researcher. While going through her daily routine in a laboratory, she realised she had a flair for presenting her findings and negotiation and could impact more lives with those qualities. Realising that there are various ways one could still achieve their dream, she decided to pursue a Double Major in Psychology and Marketing at Singapore Management University to further hone her skills and pave the way to realise her lifelong ambition.
Upon graduation, motivated by her exuberance and the desire to prove herself, she joined the media industry and dealt with MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Exhibitions) activities, where she covered multiple sectors in her portfolio from Life Science, Healthcare, Mining, Power, to Private Banking, Hedge Funds and Supply Chain. She was the top sales achiever, clinching more than $1 million sales during her first year in sales while spearheading multiple roles in production, sales and management during her almost 5-year stint.
As with any other females, there comes a time where one has to balance career and family. She decided that it was time she conceive her own brainchild so that she can direct her energy and resources to her passion of empowering others. Rendeur, is a culmination of the founder’s name, or “?“ which means people and Grandeur which means highly important or greatness, and thus Rendeur means the greatness of human capital and people to create wonders.
Rendeur focuses on a few key areas of training: Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Exhibition Strategies, and Entrepreneurship for corporates and individuals. Her courses are customised and also SkillsFuture accredited. www.rendeur.com
She created a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs, HER Entrepreneur, which provides them with the platform to meet successful female entrepreneurs and learn from potential mentors. Soon, they have the opportunity to meet them up-close-and-personal through the H.E.R Asia Summit on 1 Nov 2017 at Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre, Singapore where they can interact with successful business owners and leaders such as Cheryl Wee, Founder, Cheryl W Wellness & Weight Management, Anna Gong, Founder, Perx Technologies, Wong Li-Lin, Executive Director, NEA, Clair Deevy, Head, Economic Growth Initiatives, Facebook, and many more. Find out who else will be there: www.herentrepreneur.com
Part of her proceeds will also be donated to World Vision to empower girls to be agents of change in India by providing them accessible education. She has plans to expand H.E.R Asia Summit to other regions in Asia and hold a yearly affair in Singapore for the international audience.
As businesses creates employment and sales is imperative to any business, she hopes to transfer her sales and business skill sets to her participants across Asia due to the rising need for entrepreneurship especially for the developing regions. Now, her mission is to inspire, educate and empower women across Asia in business literacy.
To meet Renee and other successful business leaders, register as a delegate at our H.E.R Asia Summit on 26th September 2018 here.