Highlights of the Year
As 2016 comes to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to convey our deepest gratitude to all of our partners, customers and supporters.
Since our inception in April this year, we have certainly come a long way. 2016 has truly been a blessed year for the “Angels of Impact” team. We would like to express our sincere thanks to our partnering social enterprises who believed in us from the very start. It has been a pleasure to have the opportunity to work and learn from our partner Social enterprises: Javara, Siam Organic, Toraja Melo and Krakakoa.
In addition to the existing social enterprises, we would like to extend a warm welcome to two new social enterprises that have joined us aboard — Colour Silk and Batik Boutique! In addition, it is heartwarming to see how our family of Angel funders have grown. Thank you for standing by us!
We wouldn’t have come this far if it weren’t for our supporters. Here are some of the highlights from this year:
Angel of Impact’s Christmas Fair
What a wonderful way to celebrate the season of festivities and the success of our launch this year by organising a Christmas Fair. Products consciously produced by our Social Enterprises were displayed. Lurata Lyon, a survivor of sex trafficking shared inspiring insights with us.
Positive Change in the World
Laina Greene at TEDx Singapore Women
Ending poverty is in our hands. When we care enough about the cause, we can find sustainable ways to fight against poverty. Our co-founder, Laina Greene, shared a very inspiring and motivating speech illustrating her vision and goals towards ending poverty. “Women are the solution to ending poverty.” She shared insightful examples on how women can be the key solution to effectively address the problem of poverty.
The Voices Begin to Transpire
Women@Facebook X Angels of Impact
Many times women face challenges at work place due to conscious or unconscious biasness. All these sharing reminded us how important it is to empower women in every aspect of life, not just in the workplace, and this is what Angels of Impact aims to bring to greater consciousness if #genderequality.
Social Enterprises Insights
“Why are you doing something so risky?”: Women-led social enterprises and finance
Seemingly contradictory objectives (poverty and profit). What response do women-led social enterprises get when they seek finance? Social enterprises and associations gathered to talk about their challenges. The investment world is not yet adapting to their needs. Other than finance there are other challenges and ways to counter the financial challenges.
Tips for Success
Sweatpea, Invisibility and Bragging: #ELEVATE-ing women in the workplace
Our co-founders Laina and Audrey were keynote speakers alongside senior women from different firms at the recent Connected Women Singapore gathering at Twitter. They confronted issues that women frequently face at the workplace and shared insights that will help set anyone up for success!
2016 has been a win-win for Angels of Impact Team!
Twitter showed their support and we customised Krakakoa Chocolates sleeves for them!
Customised Toraja Melo coin pouches for NUS Overseas College, Singapore
Facebook@women showed their support by purchasing Krakakoa’s chocolate squares.
We are very happy to have you onboard with us in your own unique ways and we are very grateful for your continued support. Look out for more exciting events coming your way in 2017!
With lots of love,
The Angels of Impact Team