Breaking Boundaries For Change In Sustainability, Diversity & Innovation

8 March 2023

2:00 - 6:00 PM SGT

Straits Chinese Restaurant, Esplanade, Singapore

Early Bird tickets will be ending soon!


Guest Of Honour

Rahayu Mahzam

Senior Parliamentary Secretary

Ministry of Health & Ministry of Law

Our Speakers

Multi-stakeholders’ Panel: 

Breaking Boundaries In Sustainability, Diversity & Innovation to Drive Business Success

Renee Tan
HER® Entrepreneur, Hashtaqs® Asia

Nichol Ng
The Food Bank

Bell Beh
Co-Founder & CEO

Jacqueline Rachelle Yee
Funderbeam Exchange

Investment Panel: 

The Future of Impact Investing & Its Potential to Drive Systemic Change In Sustainability, Diversity, & Innovation

Dr. James Ong
Co-Founder & Managing Director

Leck Ting Yan
Managing Partner

Milena Nikolova
Aera VC

Lim Ee Ling
Co-Founder & Startup Mentor Young Founders Summit Executive Director, Market Launch
500 Global

Maisy Ng
Managing Partner
Delight Capital

Start-ups for Impact 


Chua Kai-Ning

Peh Zhan Hao
Co-Founder & CEO
Dive Analytics

Nuha Ghouse
Co-Founder & CEO

Dr. Ng Shengyong
Director of R&D
Ants Innovate

Antoinette Patterson
CEO & Founder
Safe Space

Uncovering the Impact of AI on SMEs: Transforming business operations & increasing competitiveness with AI

Lawrence Chan
Managing Director
My Republic

Why HER® Impact Forum?

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on 8 March. We will be hosting HER® Impact Forum 2023 on Breaking Boundaries For Change In Sustainability, Diversity & Innovation, happening on Wednesday, 8th of March 2023 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm SGT at Straits Chinese Restaurant, Esplanade.


The HER® Impact Forum is an event for leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and innovators to discuss challenges faced by businesses and create positive change in sustainability, diversity & innovation. 

This year’s theme is about empowering entrepreneurs & leaders to create change through sustainable practices, diversity and innovation.


The purpose is to inspire, educate, and empower the community of businesses and investors to provide a positive impact to the economy and society in sustainability, innovation and diversity through the following discussions.

Discussion Includes:
1. Breaking Boundaries In Sustainability, Diversity & Innovation to Drive Business Success.
2. The Role of Valuable Venture Capital In Building a More Sustainable Future.
3. Start-ups for Impact.


The forum will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, and workshops to help attendees develop their professional skills. The event is held alongside International Women’s Day, and aims to inspire and empower women to create lasting change.

Program Overview

Opening Remarks by Renee Tan, Managing Director, HER® Entrepreneur & Hashtaqs®.

Opening Remarks By Senior Parliamentary Secretary Rahayu Mahzam, Ministry of Health & Ministry of Law

Cake cutting ceremony with Guest of Honour to celebrate International Women’s Day & photo taking with speakers.

Panel discussion

– Beyond Frontier Technology & Web3: The Future of Digital Ownership and Immersive Experiences
– Creating Impactful Outcomes for the Society, Environment and Businesses through ESG & Sustainable Business Models
– The Future of Impact Investing and its Potential to Drive Systemic Change in Sustainability, Diversity, and Innovation



Renee Tan, Managing Director, HER® Entrepreneur & Hashtaqs®



Nichol Ng, CEO & MD, X-Inc | Co-Founder, The Food Bank Singapore

Jacqueline Rachelle Yee, CEO, Funderbeam Exchange

Bell Beh, Co-Founder & CEO, BuzzAR


Panel discussion

– The Growth and Evolution of Investing in Asia: What’s the Next Wave and Learning Points Globally?
– What Does the World Need Today and How can Deep Tech and Sustainability Solutions Address Them
– Understanding the Importance of Diversity and inclusivity for VCs and Start-Ups



Dr. James Ong, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Artificial Intelligence International Institute (AIII)



Ee Ling Lim, Co-Founder & Startup Mentor, Young Founders Summit | Executive Director, Market Launch, 500 Global

Milena Nikolova, Partner, Aera VC

Maisy Ng, Managing Partner, Delight Capital

Leck Ting Yan, Managing Partner, TRIVE

Lawrence Chan, Managing Director, MyRepublic Singapore

  • Start-up 1 – Dr. Ng Shengyong, Director R&D, Ants Innovate
  • Start-up 2 – Nuha Ghouse, CEO & Co-Founder, Tutopiya
  • Start-up 3 – Peh Zhan Hao, CEO & Co-Founder, Dive Analytics
  • Start-up 4 – Chua Kai-Ning, Co-Founder, Insectta
  • Start-up 5 – Antoinette Patterson, CEO & Founder, Safe Space

Closing Remarks by Renee Tan, Managing Director, HER® Entrepreneur & Hashtaqs®.

On-site networking with attendees & speakers. 

Associate Sponsor

MyRepublic Singapore 

One of the fastest growing telecom operators in the Asia-Pacific, MyRepublic has operations across Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia, and is set to expand further into the region. Our vision is to be the world’s largest enabler of deep, meaningful and trusted relationships between customers and products through a highly scalable connectivity franchise model. With our uniquely scalable and centralised framework enabling the seamless delivery of layered services, MyRepublic has become a leader in the digital transformation for the telecom sector, one that is set to play out over the next decade in one of the most exciting regions of the world..


We provide advisory & implementation activities in brand transformation, marketing, digital transformation & internationalisation of businesses.


We immerse ourselves in the client’s journey & provide a transformation roadmap for them to achieve their goals through problem identification, customised solutions, upskilling talent & business transformation.

Ecosystem Partners


Hashtaqs helps businesses scale up and internationalise through brand transformation, omni channel marketing and ecosystem development from consultancy to development.


We provide advisory & implementation activities in brand transformation, marketing, digital transformation & internationalisation of businesses.


We immerse ourselves in the client’s journey & provide a transformation roadmap for them to achieve their goals through problem identification, customised solutions, upskilling talent & business transformation.


CXO4Good initiative advocates good in innovation, sustainability and leadership, which are the impetus of driving a sustainable economy, society, business and environment.


CXO4Good initiative is designed to help leaders of businesses and organizations become more effective in their roles and make a positive impact on their communities and the world.

HASH Innovation Asia

HASH Innovation Asia is a yearly annual event where global entrepreneurs, corporates leaders, government and investors would gather to learn, network and connect with each other together with fellow industry experts to discuss on the latest business & industry-related topics.


IMPACT+ brings together Family Office Investors, Fund Managers and Policy Makers from the Global-Asia ecosystem to make better decisions and to shape positive outcomes for our shared future.

Artificial Intelligence International Institute (AIII)

Having witnessed the first wave of boom and bust of AI in 1980-90s based on symbolic reasoning and now the second wave of a boom of AI based on machine learning and deep learning, we are a proponent of Sustainable AI.

Sustainable AI is about nurturing AI technology, ecosystem, and research to withstand the cycle of the technology hype and greed to meet the needs of humanity, balancing economic needs, autonomy, governance, and ethics.

AIII‘s mission as a think tank is to drive thought leadership for enabling the digital transformation of society and organizations with AI towards Autonomous Enterprise.

Arcc Spaces

Arcc Spaces own, manage and operate a collection of brands in the areas of Work, Live and Play. With concepts spanning geographically from Singapore to Shanghai and beyond, Arcc Spaces are in the business of delivering refreshing experiences with an uncompromising attitude towards detail and commitment.


With a focus on people and building community, they strive to create spaces people love.

Lifestyle Partners


Equipped with more than 10 years of essential oil knowledge and expertise in the market, Mscents continues to innovate their products to provide the best scenting solutions to their clients. We have since expanded by diversifying- comprising the sale of scenting appliances, aroma health products & solutions, fragrances and air diffusing systems to consumers. 

Sing See Soon

Sing See Soon is one of the most in-demand florists and landscaping expert in Singapore. Being a hugely successful family-owned business that is currently in the fifth generation, the home-grown company has gained pioneer status with their prominent portfolio of original and breath-taking floral creations.

Ants Innovate

Ants Innovate is a deep tech start-up focusing on developing cultivated whole meat cuts.


Their mission is to create real meat without the environmental impacts and animal harm. Using their proprietary biotechnologies, they recreate the natural processes of muscle growth, developing delicious, textured meat with precision.


The legacy homegrown cake shop Temptations traces its roots to 1985 when its founders identified a niche in the quality and availability of gourmet cakes in Singapore at that time. In they stepped to fill the niche and success came fast as its signature Etoile mousse cake, amongst other delicious offerings, won the hearts of many foodies, dessert lovers and those who enjoy the finer things in life.


Temptations continue to be guided by its original founders – skilfully bridging the old and the new so that the company is now perfectly poised to reclaim its premier positioning amongst cake connoisseurs while preserving the cherished memories of yesteryear that made Temptations’ cakes so unique and well-loved.


There’s always something for everyone at Temptations, let us celebrate your next special event and create lovely memories with you..

Sing Mee®

SingMee® may be mistaken as “another instant noodle brand”. But they are not!


In fact, SingMee® is one of the healthier ramen brands on the market. Their ramen is made with brown rice (not flour), is gluten-free & low in GI (lowers blood sugar). Customers enjoy SingMee® ramen noodles so much that one is never enough!


Pixi is an international beauty brand renowned for its natural, skin-loving, youth-enhancing, multi-tasking colour and skincare products, including the iconic and award-winning Glow Tonic.

Founded by makeup artist and beauty industry veteran, Petra Strand, the company launched over 20 years ago in its first flagship boutique in Soho, London. Petra sought to create easy-to-use products with beneficial botanicals, beautiful textures and flawless finishes. She wanted everyone to experience luxurious products at an accessible price point. Her mission today remains the same: simply to bring out the natural beauty in everyone – to make people look like themselves, only better. Flawless in a few fuss-free minutes – that’s what Pixi is all about!

Early Bird tickets will be ending soon! Register today!

Sponsorship Opportunities

 For event inquiries on sponsorship & exhibition opportunities, contact us at [email protected] or call +65 8868 1418.

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