Career Tips & Travel Hacks For The Modern, Urban Busy Corporate Professional

Career Tips & Travel Hacks For The Modern, Urban Busy Corporate Professional

We often hear things like women who tries to voice out are viewed as alpha, aggressive; while women who don't voice out are asked to speak up. Having lived in UK, USA, India and now Singapore, The Busy Woman Project speaks to #girlboss Francesca Leighton, Senior Director of Sales - South East Asia & India at Nike, the leading athletic sports brand, with a male-dominated work environment.

What are some career tips when dealing with challenging situations? Do they differ

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Breaking Barriers with Top Female IRONMAN Triathlete: Choo Ling-Er, Singapore

Breaking Barriers with Top Female IRONMAN Triathlete: Choo Ling-Er, Singapore

Most of us can't even imagine ourselves completing a half marathon, so the likes of triathletes and ultra marathoners are basically...legends! Breaking both physical and mental barriers to get to the finish line, their grit and discipline inspire us.

Don't we all want to seize the day and make the absolute most out of it?

So, we had to speak to Singapore's top female IRONMAN Triathlete Choo Ling Er, whose full time job IS preparing for triathlons. This means

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#teambusywomanshares: Going solo, the best way to travel?

#teambusywomanshares: Going solo, the best way to travel?

There she goes (solo) again. You've heard this before - the amazing, life-changing stories created when your fellow globe-trotter girlfriends travelled alone; how empowering and transformative it was...and, the freedom!

We got our #teambusywoman community member Peiling to share with us her experiences, as well as some tips on how to get over the fear factor and travel alone for the first time!

I have been travelling solo for many trips now. It’s one of the most liberating

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Sisu - The Finnish Secret to Courage, Stoic Determination & Resilience

Sisu - The Finnish Secret to Courage, Stoic Determination & Resilience

Who's familiar with the Danish concept - Hygge; Swedish way of moderation - Lagom; how about this Finnish concept - Sisu? We speak to Anna Ratala, Head of Slush Singapore on this guiding principle to many Finns. This trait of grit & tenacity not only shaped the fate of the nation during the Winter War; it also continues to penetrate the locals' daily lives.

Of course, we had to ask Anna for some tips to discovering this inner strength and

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WTH is...Sexual Wellness? Does Size Always Matter?

WTH is...Sexual Wellness? Does Size Always Matter?

SEX. INTIMACY. Awkward? ...Shame? Sexual Wellness is an important & normal part of everyday wellness - your health & wellbeing. Yet, conversations around this still remains taboo!

We speak with former consultant turned Sexual Wellness Advocate and Sex & Relationship Counselor + TEDx Speaker Erin - ...because sex, sexual wellness, love, intimacy, relationships impact our physical, emotional, self and relational happiness 🙏🏽.

Read on and let's explore the conversation together, shall we?

female anatomy

What is sexual wellness to you?

First, I want to

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What is Stopping You from Doing What You Love and Reaching Your Success?

What is Stopping You from Doing What You Love and Reaching Your Success?

We all have the same 24 hours in a day. Why are some individuals able to balance a full time corporate professional career, as well as pursue their passions via side hustles? Why are others able to build successful multi-million dollar businesses as entrepreneurs, and have a happy family, partner & kids at the same time?

What is limiting you from designing the life you love and living life on your own terms? What mindset should you adopt?

Here's 7

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Actionable Insights from Live Panel - LIMITLESS SG: Overcoming Self-Limiting Barriers & Subconscious Biases

Actionable Insights from Live Panel - LIMITLESS SG: Overcoming Self-Limiting Barriers & Subconscious Biases

Many of you (us included) are drawn to stories of 'success'; busy women who are able to juggle multiple roles & responsibilities in life and seem to 'have it all together'. Do they?

AWARENESS. ACTION. IMPACT.

We had the privilege of hearing from our inspiring panelists who are tapping on their resourcefulness to explore multiple interests - to be their best selves and live their most fulfilled lives. Yet, just like you, they have their moments of 'self-esteem issues' and

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Actionable Insights from Live Panel: LIMITLESS HK - Living Consciously & Breaking Free from Limiting Barriers

Actionable Insights from Live Panel: LIMITLESS HK - Living Consciously & Breaking Free from Limiting Barriers

The conscious movement in Hong Kong is growing among lifestyle expat groups and locals – from zero waste influencer-led movements to eco living platforms to conscious festivals like Green is the New Black and sustainable fashion, beauty brands pop-up, The Conscious Collective.

What does conscious living mean to you? Whether you are looking to positively impact the environment in a sustainable manner, foster supporting communities in developing nations or simply, make conscious decisions, adopt conscious consumption habits & live your most

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On #livingmypurpose, Self-Imposed Challenges and Support Systems - Advice by a HK-based PhD Growth Coach

On #livingmypurpose, Self-Imposed Challenges and Support Systems - Advice by a HK-based PhD Growth Coach

Catch TEDx Speaker, Growth Coach Dr. Katie T. Larson LIVE at LIMITLESS: Breaking Free from Limiting Barriers & Living Consciously (HK), with #teambusywoman.

In this interview, Dr. Larson candidly shares how she felt moments of “Imposter Syndrome" when she first received her PhD, her take on happiness vs. joy, having the courage to "answer the call", and even on women-related menstrual cycles and how it can affect motivation, cooperation & productivity.

What are some ways you live a purposeful life?

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Actionable Insights from Fireside Chat - Living My Purpose Singapore: Living Purpose & Building Purpose-Driven Brands

Actionable Insights from Fireside Chat - Living My Purpose Singapore: Living Purpose & Building Purpose-Driven Brands

Finding your purpose - your why, your reason for being - is a constant discovery & reflection process. Know that it is perfectly OK to not know your purpose, or if it is currently evolving. Purpose is also as simple or as sophisticated as you make it to be.

What's important is to set aside me-time for your growth, exploration and wellbeing - to reflect, be clear of what drives you and what is important to you at whichever stage

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#livingmypurpose: Body Positivity & Embracing Strong Female Bodies

#livingmypurpose: Body Positivity & Embracing Strong Female Bodies

In conversation with Kate Telge & Ciara Williams, both fitness trainers in Bangkok, Thailand. We speak to them on their shared purpose of empowering women through health, fitness & wellness – to be grateful for our bodies and embrace what we have.

With all the hashtags like #fitspo going on around social media, the perfect selfies and societal-defined models on how women in certain Asian cultures should look & behave, it is no surprise that women feel pressured to achieve what

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#livingmypurpose: Olympic Athlete, Swimmer Camille Cheng, Hong Kong

#livingmypurpose: Olympic Athlete, Swimmer Camille Cheng, Hong Kong

Camille Cheng represented Hong Kong at Rio Olympics 2016, taking part in the 200-meter freestyle and 400-meter medley.

This authentic, grounded and intelligent lady has demonstrated resilience and remarkable strength, attributing much of her growth to inspiring coaches and teammates, especially while at University of California, Berkeley.

In this interview, she shares her challenges faced, including body image insecurities, as well as the importance of practicing gratitude as a simple, actionable step towards a more fulfilling life.

camille cheng olympics

How do you

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Together On Top: Javier Perez and Sharon Lee (Kilo & Grain Traders, Singapore, Bali, Jakarta)

Together On Top: Javier Perez and Sharon Lee (Kilo & Grain Traders, Singapore, Bali, Jakarta)

We know our #TEAMBUSYWOMAN community members are strong advocates of supporting fellow women...and it is always amazing & inspiring when we hear of women doing great things, or being "superwomen" - handling multiple things AND actually thriving.

Men are just as important, or even more so, on our quest toward gender equality. Their ability to recognize and acknowledge that gender bias is an issue, and empower women around them, is essential for any progress to be made.

In this

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A LOOK BACK: The Busy Woman Project 1st Year Anniversary

A LOOK BACK: The Busy Woman Project 1st Year Anniversary

If you missed The Busy Woman Project's 1st year celebration, here’s a sampling of what we got up to.

The Busy Woman Project

DROP THE KILO. A day of workouts, feasting, drinking & pampering with amazing women (& men) at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, Singapore.
cheers

alt Riding with #teambusywoman community ambassador @meaghansee & @alex_toh as we get #strongertogether, Anthem
alt SweatBuddy Burn with #brocnbells sweatmaster @reagankang, @cassxhaus, @i_amfarhan, Haus Athletics
Sunset flow Sunset flow with #brocnbells sweatmaster @branstands, Yoga Instiinct
alt Acro Yoga with @leotheacrobitch
naildeck Our very
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TEDxTinHauWomen - Bridges: Two Become One, Hong Kong

TEDxTinHauWomen - Bridges: Two Become One, Hong Kong

We build them, we cross them, and sometimes, we even burn them...

On Friday, 3rd Nov 2017, join us in Hong Kong at TEDxTinHauWomen as we learn from amazing presenters & attendees from all walks of life - listen to inspiring women like Tricia Yap as they share with the audience their own interpretation of the event theme Bridges – Two Become One.

We speak with Jennifer Flowers, organizer of this year's event and Director at PwC on what she hopes

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Together On Top: Aimee Barnes & Ryan Pestaño, Tangram Wellness Singapore

Together On Top: Aimee Barnes & Ryan Pestaño, Tangram Wellness Singapore

We know our #TEAMBUSYWOMAN community members are strong advocates of supporting fellow women...and it is always amazing & inspiring when we hear of women doing great things, or being "superwomen" - handling multiple things AND actually thriving. With that being said, we can't leave out the other half of the world population in the women empowerment equation, can we?

Men are just as important in our quest towards gender equality. Perhaps, even more so. Their ability to recognize and

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How Can YOU Empower Other Women With Your Conscious Purchasing Decisions?

How Can YOU Empower Other Women With Your Conscious Purchasing Decisions?

We all speak of change and making the world a better place - but change actually begins with the little steps we take; change begins with us.

What do you spend your hard-earned money on and where does it go?
Does your dollar go towards an active wear company that practices gender equality and gives its female employees equal opportunities in top management?
Does it go towards a business that provides women in impoverished communities safe jobs that help better

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Celebrating Hari Raya Puasa 2017: Fashion & Beauty Brands by our Malay Muslim Friends in Asia

Celebrating Hari Raya Puasa 2017: Fashion & Beauty Brands by our Malay Muslim Friends in Asia

Selamat Hari Raya to all our Muslim friends in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia & beyond! Hari Raya Puasa or Hari Raya Aidilfitri marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan - a month of fasting from dawn-to-dusk.

Today, we speak to this gorgeous lady Sabrina Marican, a Singaporean Millennial on what Ramadhan and this Hari Raya festive season means to her.

Sabrina is the founder of 2 online businesses - Cosmetique World (@thecosmetiqueworld), an online beauty store selling Asian

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Together On Top: Roshni Mahtani (theAsianParent.com) & Darius Cheung (99.co)

Together On Top: Roshni Mahtani (theAsianParent.com) & Darius Cheung (99.co)

We know our #TEAMBUSYWOMAN community members are strong advocates of supporting fellow women...and it is always amazing & inspiring when we hear of women doing great things, or being "superwomen" - handling multiple things AND actually thriving. With that being said, we can't leave out the other half of the world population in the women empowerment equation, can we?

Men are just as important in our quest for gender equality. Perhaps, even more so. Their ability to recognize and

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Heart for Hustle: Sonalie Figueiras, Ekowarehouse, Green Queen, Hong Kong

Heart for Hustle: Sonalie Figueiras, Ekowarehouse, Green Queen, Hong Kong

Individuals who pursue their passions? Check.
Entrepreneurs? Check.
Busy Women who are able to juggle a gazillion items? Check.

Heart for Hustle: In this series, The Busy Woman Project interviews a couple of amazing, strong Women of Asia who, in pursuit of their passions, moved from Corporate to Wellness. Think ex-bankers, lawyers, consultants to Boutique Fitness gym owners, Athleisure fashion brands and Wellness platform founders across multiple cities!

Follow our series as these ladies share their views on gender-related challenges,

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