Christine shares her career and personal life story and key lessons learned from living and working on multiple continents, navigating personal hardships, the challenges of entrepreneurship, championing gender equality & environmental conservation and leading teams to some of the most inhospitable places in the world with her non-profit organizations' Women on a Mission and HER Planet Earth. Christine touches on the vital importance of knowing and understanding your values, the meaning of having grit, the courage to show vulnerability, driving change through adversity and the power of showing empathy and compassion as a leader.
Christine Amour-Levar is a French-Swiss-Filipina Philanthropist, Adventurer, Entrepreneur, and Author. She grew up between Manila, Paris, and Tokyo and is currently based in Singapore, where she lives with her husband and four children. A passionate advocate of female empowerment and environmental conservation. Christine set up Women on a Mission (WOAM) and HER Planet Earth, two award-winning, not-for-profit organizations she co-founded and founded in 2012 and 2017 respectively to take all-female teams on pioneering expeditions to off the beaten track locations around the world as a way to support worthy causes. HER Planet Earth's primary objective is to raise awareness and funds for underprivileged women affected by climate change, while WOAM aims to support and empower women who have been subjected to violence and abuse.
Christine is a tour de force. Speaking from the heart, she epitomizes what women supporting women can achieve. She is relatable, warm and curious. If you have the privilege to hear Christine speak, you will listen to an engaging and remarkable businesswoman who has co-founded two purpose-led startups, focused on making a difference.
Christine is an extremely engaging and dynamic speaker. Her remarkable personal achievements alone can simply deliver a powerful message to help empower and inspire women (and men). Coupled with her insights and amazing energy, she has the ability to awe her audience with her impactful and relevant message, leaving such a lasting impression on anyone.
Having gotten to know Christine over the years and being led by her on a WOAM mission to Bhutan, Christine came top of mind when we were brainstorming speakers for the INSEAD Women in Business Singapore Conference 2018. I felt she had a wealth of experiences she could tap into that would relate to our audience and indeed she did not disappoint. Drawing from her personal experiences, Christine spoke to 200+ attendees about the trials and tribulations life has thrown her way, demonstrating resilience, a value-driven life, and a calling to serve. To this day, I still receive positive feedback from women who attended the conference on how memorable her speech was and I am so glad that I was able to share why Christine is an inspiration to me.