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Her World Young Woman Achiever Forum inspires the next generation

Singapore, 17 March 2015 – Her World, Singapore’s No. 1 women’s magazine, published by SPH Magazines Pte Ltd (SPH Magazines), and herworldPLUS, its online women's portal, co-organise the second annual Her World Young Woman Achiever Forum (YWAF) on 21 March
 
Themed “Follow your dream”, this year’s forum boasts a panel of five impressive women leaders, experts and speakers who have made their mark in various industries. They will share their inspiring life stories and leadership lessons.

They are:

· Janice Wong, 31, award-winning dessert chef extraordinaire Dissatisfied with how desserts were never the highlight of meals, Janice, an economics grad, set up 2am:dessert bar – but not before she honed her dessert-making skills in restaurants around the world. She has since launched 2am:lab and an eponymous sweets boutique. The latter is her way of introducing edible art to the masses. Janice was Her World’s Young Woman Achiever in 2012 and will be the keynote speaker for YWAF 2015. 
· Gillian Tan, 35, founder of TV production company Munkysuperstar Pictures and popular online TV channel clicknetwork.TVIn 2003, Gillian set up Munkysuperstar Pictures, which was behind Singapore’s first English reality series Eye for a Guy. In 2007, she started online TV broadcaster clicknetwork.tv and was one of the pioneers of the online video content industry here. She also created popular web series like Xiaxue’s Guide to Life
· Islean Valath, 32, founder and designer of home-grown womenswear label ARCFounded in 2012, ARC is known for producing clothes that are bold but minimalist, thanks to Islean’s love of strong architectural forms and modern geometric lines. 
· Christel Quek, 25, content lead for Twitter’s international markets (Asia, Middle East, Africa)At just 25, Christel is already helming the creation of content and stories for Twitter in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. She previously worked with Samsung Asia and the Havas Media Group. She is passionate about studying human behaviour and loves sharing her knowledge about the ever-changing digital landscape at seminars and workshops. 
· Sara Ann K, 35, digital sub-editor at ST OnlineThe former producer-presenter-journalist at RazorTV was once a self-professed “fat kid”. She grew up to join beauty and modelling pageants and dabbled in acting, singing and songwriting before falling in love with the worlds of journalism and social media.
In a two-and-a-half-hour programme, the speakers will share their stories on their successful careers to inspire the audience in following their dreams. 

Niki Bruce, editor of herworldPLUS, said: “I'm really excited that the Her World Young Woman Achiever Forum is back for the second year. It was great to see the interest of young Singapore women in discovering the success stories of our achievers, and I know they'll be just as interested in the great line-up we have this year too.”

Pearlyn Tham, editor of Her World, said: “Last year, our audience was enraptured and inspired by our panel of young, successful, empowered women leaders. We are confident that this year, they will also go home with interesting and useful nuggets of advice and information. While Her World has been inspiring and empowering women for 55 years, we always believe in nurturing and motivating the next generation because every woman deserves to follow her dream.” 

The Her World Young Woman Achiever Forum is open to attendees aged between 18 and 35. Ticket costs $10 per person. To register, go to www.herworld55.com/ywaf

Media Invitation

You and your photographer/camera crew are invited to join us at the Her World Young Woman Achiever Forum 2015. Event details below:

Date: 21 March 2015Saturday
Time: 2.00 – 4.30pm
Venue: SPH Auditorium, Singapore Press Holdings1000 Toa Payoh North, SPH News Centre, Singapore 318994.
Please confirm your attendance with Vanni Cheong of Corporate Communications & CSR by 20 Mar.

ISSUED BY SPH MAGAZINES PTE LTD
Co. Regn No.: 196900476M
 

For more information, please contact:

Vanni Cheong 
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1553

Email: 
cvanni@sph.com.sg

About Her World 

The voice of the Singapore woman, Her World is the magazine for the stylish achiever. It is the authority on fashion, beauty and lifestyle trends, and offers empowering content on women's issues, covering them with depth and style.

Her World is the best-read women's magazine in Singapore, with a readership of 162,000, based on the Nielsen Media Index 2014. The authority on issues that matter to the Singapore woman, Her World holds the key to understanding why women think the way they do, say what they say, do what they do, and buy what they buy.

Her World provides in-depth features, interviews and provocative reads on issues and stories that capture the pulse of the modern woman. Its fashion section is filled with designer and high-street must-haves for work and play. Her World’s range of content includes trend reports, insider fashion and beauty tips, and insightful columns on career, money, love, sex, travel, food, motoring, IT and more.

Her World also has editions in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

About herworldPLUS 

herworldPLUS is the go-to online women's portal covering a broad spectrum of issues that are of interest to the modern Singapore woman. Updated daily, it features topics such as shopping, fashion and beauty, dating, relationships, weddings, sex, men, work and career, money, hobbies, home decoration, parenting and family life, covering every stage in a woman's life. In addition, herworldPLUS also includes the latest women's news, a "shop, style and share" social media platform, as well as access to other award-winning publications in the SPH Magazines stable. 

Visit www.herworldplus.com for more information.

About SPH Magazines

A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines together with its subsidiaries, Blu Inc Holdings (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Blu Inc Media (HK) Limited and Blu Inc Media China, raise the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women's Weekly, Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, The Peak, ICON, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque, Asia-Pacific Boating, AsiaSpa and LP Luxury Properties are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.

In addition, websites such as herworldPLUS.com, HardwareZone.com and Luxury-Insider.com have extended its reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print. 

SPH Magazines' established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet their business needs. clickTRUE Pte Ltd, an associate company of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation. 

With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam. 

As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.

Visit 
www.sphmagazines.com.sg for more information.