Not everyday does one get to walk on the red carpet and not every event you attend leaves you
overwhelmed with inspiration. But the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards held in Singapore last week was just that and more!
The awards championed the cause of women entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership — topics that are very close to my heart and what I do. Add to that the beauty and excitement of being on the red carpet! I felt like a true star, waving out and chatting up with an eclectic bunch of business leaders and entrepreneurs, as I made my way to the seat for the magnum opus, that these awards truly are.
My personal highlight of the evening was meeting the Cartier CEO, Cyrille Vigneron. Sharing my Cartier story with him and discussing the imperative need for inclusion across organisations, cultures and boardrooms was the perfect beginning to the evening.
Leadership lessons in innovative businesses
Needless to say, the awards were inspirational and invigorated me to continue my journey of creating leaders for disruptive organisations. But the biggest takeaways, were undoubtedly, the leadership lessons that these women leaders shared with us. Here are my top three picks:
Without a doubt, women entrepreneurs rule the world!
(If you are a woman leader, and are charting your journey in this challenging world, The Spark Lies Within, my book is a recommended read. You can pick up a copy here.)
#Cartierawards 2018 #SwatiPandey #KristinaTsvetanova #PaulaGomez #SirounShamigian #YidingYu #MelissaBime
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