The Highs, the Lows, and the Swerves
Corinna Lim talks about how her search for purpose and meaning led her to overcome her debilitating fear of public speaking to become one of today's most active champions of women's rights and gender equality in Singapore. In this inspiring keynote, Corinna shares her fascinating journey as a lawyer, a technopreneur, and a women's rights activist. The talk is set against the last 30 years of the women's movement in Singapore and is an engaging great way for the audience to learn about the progress of the women's rights movement in Singapore.
The talk is inspired by Michelle Obama's quote: There's power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there's grace in being willing to know and hear others. This, for me, is how we become.
Corinna Lim is the Executive Director of the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), Singapore's leading gender equality group. She has championed the rights of women for close to 30 years and has advocated on issues such as gender-equal workplaces, gender violence, and greater support for single parents, lower-income women, and caregivers of the elderly. Corinna is also the Director of Consulting, the consultancy unit of AWARE which provides advice and training to companies and other in Diversity and Inclusion and Workplace Harassment.
Her experience includes 10 years in practice and partnership in Allen & Gledhill, Khattar Wong & Partners, and Koh Ong & Partners. For five years, she was also the CEO of Technology, a dot com start-up that transformed into an IT company providing IT solutions for the legal industry. In Feb 2021, the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) announced the appointment of Corinna as its 8th SR Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore. As an SR Nathan Fellow, Corinna will pursue research related to public policy and governance in Singapore.
Congrats on a masterfully beautiful engagement. It was magic. Most importantly, you just elevated Singapore to a new level. No one else could have done nearly as well.
Corinna shared the highs, the lows and the swerves in her career and how she found meaning in her life. We must follow our own path, make choices that suit us, and identify what makes us happy and fulfilled. Thanks, Corinna for sharing so generously and inspiring us all.