Mazars in Singapore is honoured to announce its support for the esteemed Women Entrepreneur Awards (WEA) 2023 as an Intellectual Partner and sponsor. This collaboration allows us to recognise and celebrate the remarkable achievements of women business leaders in Singapore.
With a focus on driving the development and growth of women entrepreneurs, WEA has become a platform for mentorship, education, networking, and capital raising opportunities.
Rick Chan, Managing Partner at Mazars in Singapore and Head of Audit and Assurance APAC said: "We are honoured to be a sponsor and Intellectual Partner of WEA 2023. Through this partnership, we are thrilled to actively contribute towards fostering the growth of women entrepreneurs by providing valuable insights and tools to help them advance their business.
“We are deeply committed to empowering women, and the decision to partner with WEA perfectly aligns with our core values of diversity and inclusion at Mazars. We firmly believe that by uplifting talented women entrepreneurs, we can drive economic growth and contribute to building a more equitable society,” said Rick.
Mazars is committed to providing equal opportunities at the workplace and achieving gender equality in our organisation. At our Singapore office, women represent 32% of our senior management and over 56% of our workforce.
This dedication extends to the community in which we operate. Through this collaborative journey with WEA, Mazars has had the opportunity to discover innovative ideas and strong leadership values within women-led businesses.
Chee Choon Chin, Audit Partner at Mazars in Singapore has also been invited to be part of the WEA judging panel, further demonstrating our commitment to supporting these inspiring entrepreneurs. WEA nominees are evaluated based on various criteria, including entrepreneurial journey, financial performance, innovation & disruption, and corporate social responsibility.
Through his involvement with WEA, Chee Choon had the privilege of witnessing the inspiring stories of women entrepreneurs. He said: “It was an eye-opening experience for me to learn and understand some of the challenges that women entrepreneurs went through in their business journey. Many of them faced significant hardship in male-dominated industries.
“Additionally, I gained invaluable insights into the inner workings of another dynamic business industry, witnessing firsthand how they manage revenue streams on various digital platforms."
According to Chee Choon, he has built a strong rapport with women entrepreneurs who have expressed their appreciation for Mazars’ expertise.
“As an Intellectual Partner, Mazars has had the privilege to share our insights and expert advice with the women founders, alongside the opportunity to support them in scaling and growing their business. I am excited about the prospect of supporting some of them in their IPO journey.
“Initiatives like this provides the platform for Mazars to contribute our expertise to help women-led businesses create long-term value. Understanding that smaller entrepreneurs often require assistance in areas such as finance, tax, accounting, and audit—our areas of expertise—we are dedicated to extending our support through our involvement with WEA. By doing so, we can contribute to the success of women entrepreneurs in Singapore.”
On 25 July 2023, Mazars in Singapore attended the award ceremony of WEA2023 at Pan Pacific Singapore. The ceremony featured the talented women entrepreneurs winners, as well as the GOH: Ms Low Yen Ling, MOS MTI & MCCY. Our heartiest congratulations to the well-deserved winners!
For more information about Mazars and our commitment to empowering women, visit here.