Sponsors and Partners

Partners

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Since 2009, MasterCard Worldwide and the Singapore Committee for UN Women have joined hands in raising public awareness toward the issue of economic empowerment for underprivileged women and girls in Singapore and in the region. Our collaborative efforts have touched the lives of more than 20,000 men and women, boys and girls through access to education, skills training, livelihood programs, financial literacy education and public awareness outreach initiatives.

Our Collaboration

Project Inspire : 5 minutes to Change the World

Launched in 2011 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and the 25th anniversary of MasterCard in Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Project Inspire presents 18-35 year olds with a 5-minute platform to pitch their inspired idea to the world and win a US25,000 grant to make their idea a reality.

Their idea, to be submitted in the form of a 5-minute video or written pitch, had to showcase creativity and demonstrate sustainable impact in the lives of women and girls in disadvantaged communities in Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa through education, skills training, financial inclusion or social entrepreneurship.

www.5minutestochangetheworld.org

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Endeavour Cambodia

The Endeavour Series took MasterCard employees on journeys to support the progress of UN Women affiliated women empowerment programs in Cambodia. MasterCard employees learnt first-hand about empowerment programs at the grass-root level, its challenges and saw for themselves other social factors affecting the progress of women.

The participants worked alongside women bamboo weavers and their children in Kampong Chhnang, a village located two hours away from capital Phnom Penh. In addition to learning the techniques of creating bamboo handicrafts, participants rolled their sleeves to clean the area around the village meeting hall and taught the local children arts and crafts skills. The participants had the opportunity to meet the head of Kampong Chhnang women development center who provided an overview of the center’s development plan and challenges for the local bamboo handicraft industry.

Buy To Save

Our long term Foundation Partner for the event, MasterCard, through their MasterCard Purchase with Purpose™ initiative, had increased their pledge to this cause from $2 to $5 for every MasterCard transaction at the sale in 2013. Based on the concept of transactional philanthropy, it is at the heart of this drive by MasterCard to encourage responsible spending, while simultaneously making a difference in someone else’s life.

We are lucky to have a group of MasterCard employees and their family members as long-standing volunteers of Buy To Save. From cashier operators to shoppers’ assistance, their passion and marketing skills have proven to boost the number of transactions using MasterCard.

Buy To Save

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Girls2Pioneers

In partnership with MasterCard’s signature education program, Girls4Tech, we aim to draw more girls into the professional STEM track through day camps, where girls engage in interactive science, technology, engineering and math‐related challenges, and field trips to STEM organizations such as Facebook and Google. Students also get the opportunity to meet successful female STEM professionals who double as Girls2Pioneers Ambassadors. Girls2Pioneers has been delivered in Singapore to more than 17,000 girls since 2014, and Girls4Tech is a global program that Mastercard employees across the world have delivered to more than 30,000 girls across 17 countries, also since 2014.

Gender parity is a top priority in global management consulting firm, Bain & Company. In addition to creating success stories for their clients, Bain Southeast Asia has become an active contributor to the local community, through Bain Cares program based out of the Singapore office.

Participating in Bain Cares is a personal choice many of the Singapore employees have made to give back to the community through pro bono work and office-wide volunteering.

Our Collaboration

Project Inspire : 5 minutes to Change The World

Launched in 2011 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and the 25th anniversary of MasterCard in Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Project Inspire presents 18-35 year olds with a 5-minute platform to pitch their inspired idea to the world and win a US $25,000 grant to make their idea a reality.

Their idea, to be submitted in the form of a 5-minute video or written pitch, had to showcase creativity and demonstrate sustainable impact in the lives of women and girls in disadvantaged communities in Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa through education, skills training, financial inclusion or social entrepreneurship.

As knowledge partner of Project Inspire, a senior level representative from Bain & Company sits in the competition’s judging panel which comprises of international leaders from business, academic and non-profit sectors.

A group of executives from Bain & Company have also conducted business presentation workshops and coached Project Inspire finalists to prepare for their live pitch presentation.

Bain and Company

INSEAD is one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, with campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Abu Dhabi. INSEAD’s business education and research spans three continents. The school’s 145 renowned Faculty members from 35 countries inspire more than 1,000 degree participants annually in their MBAExecutive MBA, Specialised Master’s degrees (Master in FinanceExecutive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change) and PhD programmes.

INSEAD became a pioneer of international business education with the opening of the Fontainebleau campus in Europe in 1960. In 2000, INSEAD opened our Asia campus in Singapore. And in 2007 the school began an association in the Middle East, officially opening the Abu Dhabi campus in 2010.

Our Collaboration

Project Inspire : 5 minutes to Change The World

Launched in 2011 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and the 25th anniversary of MasterCard in Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Project Inspire presents 18-35 year olds with a 5-minute platform to pitch their inspired idea to the world and win a US $25,000 grant to make their idea a reality.

Their idea, to be submitted in the form of a 5-minute video or written pitch, had to showcase creativity and demonstrate sustainable impact in the lives of women and girls in disadvantaged communities in Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa through education, skills training, financial inclusion or social entrepreneurship.

As the academic partner of Project Inspire, INSEAD lends its expertise and knowledge in organizing international business competitions. Patrick Turner, Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship, has led the Project Inspire judging panel since its inaugural event and conducted management workshop for the finalists.

INSEAD also opens its facilities to Project Inspire finalists during the Grand Finals week, host the Grand Finals of Project Inspire and is the venue sponsor of Project Inspire Livelihood Fair.

Public Education

Partnership with INSEAD has helped to raise public awareness towards the issues of trafficking, gender representation in the media and female foeticide. We highlight the impact of these issues on the society, business and economy through a series of movie screenings, talks and panel discussions organized in conjunction with International Women’s Day.

Well-attended by members and friends of UN Women Singapore, INSEAD students and alumni, professionals from public, private and the non-profit sectors, our public education initiatives featured notable speakers including CNN Hero 2010, Anuradha Koirala and Siddarth Kara, one of the world’s foremost experts on modern day slavery and human trafficking.

INSEAD

The scourge of human trafficking and modern slavery reaches into every corner of the globe, but perhaps nowhere more so than in East Asia and the Pacific. According to the International Labor Organization, the incidence of forced labor and sex trafficking is higher in the Asia-Pacific region than anywhere else in the world.

Singapore is affected by all manifestations of human trafficking like other developed countries around the world. As an attractive hub of economic activity with high people flows, Singapore is no less vulnerable than other countries.

The city state is primarily a destination (versus transit) country for women, children and young people trafficked from countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and India.

In September 2009, The Body Shop started a journey together with ECPAT International and local NGO partners around the world, to campaign to Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People. In Singapore, The Body Shop joined hands with UN Women Singapore (then UNIFEM Singapore) and H.O.M.E to run a 3-year advocacy campaign.

Our Collaboration

We raised awareness, funds and secured petition signatures to inspire those with decision making power to take action through a series of road shows, speaking engagement at educational institutions and private corporations, movie screenings and youth festivals.

We also engaged the government and stakeholders to enforce law for prevention of sex trafficking, protection of the victims and prosecution of sex traffickers based on our research report.

Our Trafficking in Person (TIP) stakeholder forum in late 2011 was well-attended by representatives from the government, non-profit, private sector and academia. The forum generated recommendations on the 4Ps (Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Partnership) of trafficking and were incorporated in the draft for the National Plan of Action by the Singapore government.

For more information on The Body Shop global campaign to Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People visit The Body Shop website.

The Body Shop

Club 21 is a luxury fashion retail company operating in more than 10 countries. Established in 1972, Club 21 is responsible for building markets for some of the world’s most recognisable fashion brands in Asia through over 400 multi-label fashion stores, licensed brand boutiques and store-in-store concepts in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, China, Japan and Korea, as well as its online store, Club21global.com.

Blending an appreciation for the trajectory of global fashion with deep understanding of specific markets, Club 21 manages over 200 designer brands. These include Calvin Klein platinum label, Giorgio Armani, A|X Armani Exchange, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Marni, Mulberry, Paul Smith, Proenza Schouler, Issey Miyake, Jil Sander and Dries Van Noten. In partnership with Calvin Klein Inc and Neil Barrett, Club 21 fully manages the Calvin Klein Platinum and Blackbarrett labels under license. Club 21’s coordinated country offices develop strategies most suitable to their customers and context, while supported by Club 21’s integrated services that include seamless customer relationship management across geographies.

www.Club21global.com

Our Collaboration

Style It Forward by Club 21

Club 21’s Style It Forward initiative provides its customers a trusted and convenient way to clear their wardrobes with the confidence that their pre-loved fashion will support worthy community causes. Since 2009, Club 21 has been proud to partner Singapore Committee for UN Women by providing donated fashion for its annual fundraising event, Buy to Save.

To date, Style It Forward has garnered a full range of top-of-the-line pre-loved fashion items, generating more than $200,000 at the Buy To Save sale since its inception in 2009.

Charles & Keith, a home-grown Singapore brand for high street fashion shoes and accessories have enjoyed international success since it was launched in 1996. Today, Charles and Keith outlets are present in 33 countries across Asia, Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Charles & Keith uses its influence in the fashion industry to encourage ethical behaviour among their employees and customers. Since 2007, the brand has committed its support to pertinent social causes by leading fundraising initiatives and awareness campaigns in partnership with NGOs in communities they operate in, including UN Women Singapore.

This year, Charles & Keith continues their support and designed a limited edition wristlet for International Women’s Day and will donate 40% of wristlet sales to the Singapore Committee for UN Women, specifically to the ‘Help Anna’ campaign. The wristlet will be available at http://www.charleskeith.com/sg/new/butterfly-wristlet-navy-ck6-10700568.html.

Charles and Keith

Our Past Collaborations

In 2007, its first year of launching a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, Charles & Keith rallied a fundraising drive for (then) UNIFEM Singapore through the sale of special edition felt tote bags. The campaign, dubbed ‘TOTE-ALLY FOR A GOOD CAUSE’, introduced women’s cause to thousands of Charles & Keith’s customers through collaterals disseminated in their outlets.

The second collaboration with UNIFEM was held in conjunction with World’s Aids Day of 2009 where we launched exquisite satin-trimmed tote, designed and hand made in Cambodia by the Positive Women of Hope Organization, PWHO. All the proceeds from the sale of these bags went toward Cambodian Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (CCW), to promote a better livelihood for the Cambodian women with HIV/AIDS.

In the same year, Charles & Keith started another fundraising drive through the sales of its limited edition bracelet, Cheris, to benefit UNIFEM Singapore’s public education initiatives on ending violence against women.

During the festive season of 2011, Charles & Keith launched an exclusive range of two-tone tote bags in support of UN Women Singapore. Specially-designed in collaboration with Singapore President’s campaign team, these hand bags were chic on the outside and environmentally-friendly on the inside. Charles & Keith gave a second life to vinyl street banners used during President Tony Tan’s election campaign by upcycling the banners as interior of the bags.

Charles & Keith also made UN Women Singapore merchandise available on their online shopping portal in the celebratory month of International Women’s day (IWD) of 2012.

For more information about Charles & Keith Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, visit Charles & Keith.

Our Collaboration

“The Empowerment Effect” Workshops

With over 35 years of transforming women with skin and life miracles, empowering women has always been at the heart of SK-II‘s heritage and vision. In late 2012, SK-II unveiled its first EMPOWER ME Campaign in Singapore, in collaboration with UN Women Singapore and an image styling consultancy, Image Flair, to bring the gift of empowerment to young at-risk women by equipping them with social knowledge and enhanced image styling skills to secure better employment opportunities and career advancement.

SK-II sponsored a series of ‘The Empowerment Effect’ Workshops co-created by UN Women Singapore and Image Flair, designed to empower young at-risk women under the care of Beautiful People and women victims of domestic abuse.

SK-II

Our Collaboration

Girls2Pioneers

During the month of May, the Benefit Cosmetics partners with charities around the world that foster women’s empowerment through their signature Bold is Beautiful initiative. Our Girls2Pioneers initiative has been privileged to be the Singapore beneficiary of the programme for three years in a row!

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