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This event occurred on
December 9, 2010
6:30pm - 9:00pm +08
(UTC +8hrs)

TEDxSingaporeWomen was TEDxSingapore's eight idea event.

TEDWomen, a brand new global TED conference revealed: Who are the women leading change? What ideas are they championing? How are they shaping the future?

TEDWomen in USA connected to TEDxSingapore and TEDx events across the globe, bringing thousands of people from every continent together, creating a truly remarkable global conversation.

Over 115 TEDx events were simultaneously held all around this planet from Washington to Warsaw to Wellington to Woodlands. From their hearts and minds, women in Singapore shared their ideas, talents and endeavours with the world.

TEDxSingapore hosted this global event over two evenings on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 December.

Women in Singapore shared their ideas, talents, work and endeavours with the world. We screened brand-new TED Talks from the TEDWomen Conference in Washington DC, and as always, engaged in great shared experiences with the incredible diversity of people and TED fans in Singapore.

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Teresa Hsu

Teresa Hsu was born second of four children to a poor family in Guangdong Province, China. At 16, she left for Hong Kong, where she studied to be a stenographer, a bookkeeper and later, a nurse. As a nurse, she joined the International Voluntary Service for Peace (IVSP) and travelled around Europe to help the needy. She has also worked in Paraguay. When she moved to Singapore, she set up Home for the Aged Sick, where she was Matron up to the age of 85. Now over 100, she continues to help the needy via her organisation Heart to Heart.

Kelley Cheng

Kelley Cheng is a Jill-of-all-trades. The Editor-in-Chief- of Singapore Architect magazine, she also runs her own publishing and design consultancy The Press Room. She owns 2 trend- setting F&B outlets 15 minutes and Night & Day and sits on various advisory panels for educational and design institutions. She also serves regularly on the judging panels of local and international design competitions such as Red Dot Awards, Design for Asia, Creative Circle awards, and more. Kelley was shortlisted in 2010 as one of the Most Inspirational Women by Her World magazine.

Esther Tan

Esther is part of the NATAS Singapore Women’s Everest Team. After an arduous 5-year journey of planning, training and fund-raising; she and her teammates created history for the nation by being the first Singaporean women to summit the highest mountain in the world on 20 May 2009.

Ginny Phang

Ginny Phang is passionate about enrich­ing a woman’s child­birth expe­ri­ence, sup­port­ing cou­ples through their choices and help­ing them to achieve the best pos­si­ble birth expe­ri­ence. As a Doula, she has sup­ported over 300 births and taught ante­na­tal classes to hundreds of cou­ples. She works with first-time moth­ers, moth­ers who have had mul­ti­ple babies, cou­ples from all cor­ners of the world, vagi­nal births after a cesarean, breech vagi­nal births, twins, water­births, and home­births. She believes in doulaing with a warm heart because birth matters.

Karen Ng & Lizzie You of MezzeFlame

Mezzé Flame is a collective of Flow artists who play with fire, light and magic. Showcasing the flow-wand and the hoop at TEDx Singapore, Flow artists Karen Ng and Lizzie You will talk about the importance of Flow in their artistic endeavors and how Flow has shaped their lives.

Organizing team


Melbourne, Australia
  • Grace Clapham
  • Geraldine Kan
  • The Curatorial Team of TEDxSingapore
    ~ for passion, for people, for purpose
  • Saira Syed
  • May Anne Cheong
  • Video team
    Videographers from FreeFlow