The inaugural edition of the Women Icons Summit & Awards, a premier platform that celebrates and honours the accomplishments and contributions of women who have excelled in different spheres of life, was held amidst great fanfare at the Raffles Town Club recently. The summit felicitated Women Achievers from South & SE Asia, representing diverse sectors as a celebration of their grit and achievements.
New Philip Hospitals (Pvt.) Ltd Sri Lanka Chairperson and MD Indrani Fernando was a recipient of the Women Icons Award at the summit. Driven by the passion and vision to be the hospital of tomorrow, Fernando gives attention to superior care, accuracy and excellence in all that they do. Fernando started with a handful of staff and now she is the proud leader of a team over 400 staff to support the forward march of her organisation.
An initiative by Singapore-headquartered Business Excellence & Research Group (BERG), the Women Icons Summit & Awards had Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore as the Knowledge partner along with supporting partners – Acado Oil Pte Ltd, Joyallukas, AsiaBizToday, FII News and MediaKindle.
The summit discussion was based on ‘The Lives You Impact: The Role of Culture in Educating & Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders.” The panellists included Faith Foundation and Sanrakshan Pte Ltd Founder Dr. Vani Khare, social entrepreneur Cindy Chng, Celestine Corp. Holdings Pte Ltd Executive Director Dato Celestine Kong and Nanyang Technological University Singapore Chief Development Officer Victor Tay. BERG Singapore Managing Partner and Director Vishwesh Iyer said, “The Women Icons Summit & Awards is part of an initiative to hold an ongoing dialogue with women achievers and the response was very encouraging. Women leaders from diverse sectors such as healthcare, marketing and communications, IT, start-ups, education and HR representing India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam came together to share experiences at this global stage.”