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This event occurred on
December 8, 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.

National Library of Singapore
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Singapore, 188064
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Susan Lim

Dr Susan Lim graduated in Medicine (First Class Honours) from Monash University in 1979. She obtained her Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 1984 (Gold Medal), and in 1988, a PhD in Transplantation and Cell Immunology from the University of Cambridge, UK. She is a surgeon in private practice, an Adjunct Associate Professor, National University of Singapore and Chairman of Stem Cell Technologies i, researching into mesenchymal stem cells derived from adipose tissue with a focus both on regenerative applications as well as cancer, specifically breast.

Anna Tsang

Anna Tsang founded her first social entreprise Something Old Something New in 1998 under the Singapore Anglican Community Services, and later Parousia Arts and Frames with two ex-drug offenders. In 2006 she co-founded MotherandChildProject at the St George's Place's Crisis Centre. Anna graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in LA.

Lilian Ing

Lilian Ing took the scenic route to discovering her passion, starting at the foot of the Table Mountain in Africa through in Africa through London to Singapore, where she now lives with her family. She also journeyed through a range of careers- from Analytical Chemistry through Marketing, Clinical Psychology through Consulting. Her greatest journey has been that of becoming a mother. The journey has taken her to a ‘small’ town of 3 million people in China, to bring home her daughter. Her favourite TED talks are by Jill Bolte Taylor, Sir Ken Robinson and Aimee Mullins.

Iris Koh and Singers Club All Girls

Iris Koh is the founder of Athenarts Performing Troupe and winner of 2005 Sound of Music von Trappe Family singers. She was also Artistic Director at the launch of President’s Challenge 2006. Recently, she founded Singers Club, a cumulation of her life’s work as a songwriter/ composer, music director, pianist and vocal coach. She believes that learning Music has been instrumental in her development as a person and hopes that through engagement with the Arts, people can think more deeply about the world, engage with others through problem solving and give their best in whatever they do.

Evi Syariffudin

Evi Syariffudin was born in a small rural town of Sukabumi, Indonesia, where people on people on the street know her as “the granddaughter of the shop-owner down the street”. And even though she loves big cities, loves travelling to see great design, and still can’t believe that she went to Harvard Graduate School Design, she still thinks Sukabumi provided solid foundation of her design education. Says Evi, “Great design, like great life, has no frills. Just humanity. And a simple love.

Organizing team


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