Nominations wanted for inaugural Women Entrepreneur Awards

By  | 

The awards, arranged by Mediacorp and occasions firm S. Auxano, are taking nominations from Nov 29 till Dec 28.

Minister Ong Ye Kung and recognized entrepreneur Elim Chew in the start of the initiative Women Entrepreneur 

SINGAPORE: Know of an inspiring woman leader with exceptional entrepreneurial qualities? Nominate her for the initiative Women Entrepreneur Awards arranged by Mediacorp and occasions firm S. Auxano.

The prizes, which are taking nominations from Tuesday (Nov 29) till Dec 28, will have three classes: Pulsar, Nova, and Supernova.

Pulsar award nominees must have been running a company for at least three years, with a yearly turnover of between S$1 million and S$10 million, while Nova award nominees must have been running a company for at least five years, with a yearly turnover of above S$10 million.

The Supernova prize is just open for nomination by the awards’ judging panel of 15, which contains well known entrepreneur Elim Chew, Crescendas group chairman Lawrence Leow, and Member of Parliament Tin Pei Ling.

Beyond fiscal performance, emphasis is set on productivity and innovation initiatives in addition to how these people have really been able to develop a solid ecosystem helping the stakeholders, to customers, from staff, to the community said Mr Leow.

Speaking at the start of the awards on Tuesday, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung noted that Singapore is a great spot for women entrepreneurs but there’s scope to do better.

“While data reveals that girls didn’t vote along sex lines in the recent US elections, we understand in our hearts that when we – guys and girls – vote for a woman political leader, or work with a girls CEO, or do business using a girl entrepreneur, we gently ask ourselves if she’s a wife and mom, and if yes, do those jobs endure in the expense of professional success?” he said.

“Girls are subject to such judgement, and take these anticipations. They may be free to select, but prices are also entailed by their selection. All these really are the large life predicaments that keep to fight to make, and girls must make.”


“This is not only another prize in the marketplace,” said S. Auxano CEO Stephanie Cheo. We needed to develop a community where girls could come together to support one another by organising networking sessions and symposiums for new company owners.

Ms Cheo included that there are going to be a six-month mentorship programme involving the three prize winners. Called ‘We Club’, the programme aims to supply mentorship to marginalised females with internship opportunities and possible instruction.

’s girls play multiple functions, be it at work, in the community or at home “Now. It is necessary for all of us to drink to the finest of Singapore’s growing community of women entrepreneurs that are driving change in the community as well as the market,” said Ms Jessie Sng, Head of Parenting, Women and Men, Mediacorp.

The awards will likely be held every couple of years, and winners of the inaugural awards will be announced in a gala dinner in March 2017.