Having personally experienced the benefits of menstrual cups, Gee wants to introduce more people to menstrual cups and other reusable menstrual products that can change their lives. She also wants to break the taboo surrounding menstruation and make it acceptable for people to talk about periods without shame or embarrassment.
Cecile is marketing manager for the brand Smile Makers. Born in Paris, Cecile left France in 2014 for the warmer shores of Singapore. With 10 year experience in digital innovation in both MNCs and start-ups, she has specialised in building digital strategies to connect brands with consumers.
At Smile Makers since 2016, Cecile has developed a conversation-based marketing approach, that has allowed the brand to grow organically, and overcome the challenges of being in a very stigmatised category. Fun-fact: before joining Smile Makers, Cecile had never owned any vibrator but she felt so strongly about the mission that she rallied up early on.
Coyran Cheung, the founder of OSCO, a registered nurse and a certified organic skincare formulator graduated from the International Organic Skincare Entrepreneur Program at accredited Organic Skincare School – Formula Botanica in the UK. She is very passionate about natural and green beauty as well as formulating effective skincare products to help people solve their problems. Coyran had been working in hospital for 9 years and she has quit to launching her skincare brand in order to help people and solve their skin problems.
As a child, Angela aspired to be a vet for she is an introvert and found solace in her interactions with animals. Interacting with humans was stressful for her as she fumbles in understanding the nuances in relationships growing up. However, her life took a turn after graduating from medical school more than a decade ago. She realized the importance of communications in relationships as a professional and building trust with her patients. Stumbling onto the path as a Life Coach at the start of her career brought her new insights how she could be a better relationship builder.
Overcoming her weakness and turning into a strength led her to want to do the same for others. As an intimacy coach, she aims to bring couples and individuals closer to themselves in the world of love and intimacy. She is also currently a practicing doctor in the community caring for individuals and families in palliative care and teaching communications in a local medical school.
As the co-founder of a social enterprise, Inc. Equality Ventures, she aims to bring equality in our divided world especially pertaining to gender and income inequality.
People often amazed when they found out that Master Ruth is already at her mid-fifties. She has applied her time-tested and authentic skills of traditional Chinese medicine in helping many people around the world to stay healthy and youthful, in a natural way. Master Ruth is a registered Chinese medicine practitioner and acupuncturist. She has been practising in major cities in China including Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
She specializes in herbal and acupuncture treatment for fertility, prenatal and post-partum care, anti-ageing skin treatment, weight control and pain management. Ruth is an advocate of natural therapies. Besides taking care of women’s health, she merged the salient features of baby massage into Chinese Tuina and has written a book named Soft Touch of Tiger Moms . The book introduces AcuTouch pediatric Tuina, which is the perfect preventive care for common children ailments as well as a lovely bonding technique between parents and kids.
A self-styled philosopher and strategist. His interests lie in the three undeniable goals of life: happiness, health and wealth.A philosopher because he is constantly seeking out and coming up with theories as to how these goals can be defined and the secret to how they can be achieved.A strategist because he is constantly coming up with plans on how to best position himself to successfully implement and attain these goals.By combining his ability to theorise, plan and implement he is working on finding the secret to success because when it happens he will be ready to share it - to make the world a happier, healthier and wealthier place.
Jacqueline Kressner, Co-founder and CEO at Femcy. Jacqueline started her career in Finance, working as the Nordics & Benelux Sales Associate for a Global Investment Firm in London. After 5 years she moved to Asia to launch Sports Illustrated Asia (ASN Ltd.) and ran the Sports, Health & Esports Digital Media platforms in the Philippines. Having been a huge advocate for health & wellbeing throughout her career (a trained Health Coach, Ayurvedic Consultant and Motivational Speaker) she left SI Asia to pursue her career as a FemTech entrepreneur. She became the Women of Wearables Ambassador of Asia and launched JK Health (Health & Wellbeing platform.) She was accepted as part of the Antler Accelerator Program in Singapore to co-found her FemTech company, FemCy. She is a true believer in bringing the most innovative Tech solutions to women’s reproductive health issues around the world and is an advisor for FemTech companies looking to launch in Asia.
CEO of ZaZaZu, a formidable hustler, Jingjin has successfully established an engineering company trading between Germany and China with annual revenue of $5M and has gathered significant blue-chip corporate experience at Siemens & WABCO. She has just extended her offering with an Executive MBA in INSEAD, the best business school in the world.
Katharina Reimer is the Executive Director of the Karen Leung Foundation (“KLF”) and leads all aspects of the Foundation’s operation, fundraising, and development. Additionally, she serves as a Director to Citykids Pre-school Ltd. and holds several other board advisory roles. Katharina is a passionate advocate for social change and has been heavily involved in supporting several local charities and philanthropic causes in Hong Kong. She has served on several philanthropic committees and foundation boards.
It all started with an attempt to help her husband Shivam reduce his skin flare-ups during a period of frequent travel. Navneet and Shivam quickly realised that the product-discovery process is broken and set out to build a customer-first, personalised brand that uses technology to simplify it, by looking at skin type and adding two more key factors: lifestyle and environment. They co-founded Yours, with Shivam leading Marketing and Navneet becoming CEO.
Navneet got to work with skin experts, dermatologists, and formulation scientists in Switzerland to develop clean, safe, and sustainable products. Additionally, she put together a team of experts, that began developing algorithms and machine learning technology to bring her vision to life: creating personalised skin care regimens for every user based on their skin type, lifestyle, and environment.
Nicole is the producer and host of Something Private, a podcast on female health, wellness, gender and society. Nicole’s passion for storytelling and her keen interest in female health issues led her to start the podcast when she was just 23. Now 3 seasons in, Something Private is making waves in the Southeast Asian podcasting scene, by involving wider conversations and topics around female issues.
Jesselina Rana is a human rights lawyer and co-founder of Pad2Go. She also runs a social media advocacy page called the Nepalifeminist on Instagram. Her areas of interest and expertise comprise of feminism, human rights and the law.
Shubhangi Rana is the co-founder of Pad2Go and a Civil engineer at Sanima Hydropower, Kathmandu. She is also a member of Global shapers Kathmandu hub, currently advocating for environmental awareness and conservation.
A creative at heart, a graphic designer by trade and working with pr, branding and fashion brands for ever 10 years, Petra is the designer and founder of her own swimwear brand HOLLOW, and now the ⅓ of the team behind sexual health and wellness collective fk.
Adopting the title The Altruist and Arts director at fk. her passion for brand building and charity work has fit perfectly with the mantras of the company; education, awareness and appreciation. #beyou
Riva Hiranand is a freelance writer and advocate for women's health based in Hong Kong. After years of painful periods, misdiagnosis and countless hospital visits, she was diagnosed with endometriosis. In sharing her experiences, she hopes to tackle her condition head on and create awareness to help others suffering from endometriosis.
Riya Chandiramani was born and raised in Hong Kong. She is now an artist and designer in Hong Kong. Her work aims to expose the magical potential we all possess, and the fact that we are all inextricably connected, despite the barriers of difference that we create as a society. Her aim is to break down the divisions by uniting east and west, traditional and modern. She is currently working on a new series entitled Cereal Box, which deals with the interconnection of consumerism, nourishment, and the female body.
People often amazed when they found out that Master Ruth is already at her mid-fifties. She has applied her time-tested and authentic skills of traditional Chinese medicine in helping many people around the world to stay healthy and youthful, in a natural way.
Master Ruth is a registered Chinese medicine practitioner and acupuncturist. She has been practising in major cities in China including Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. She specializes in herbal and acupuncture treatment for fertility, prenatal and post-partum care, anti-aging skin treatment, weight control and pain management.
Ruth is an advocate of natural therapies. Besides taking care of women’s health, she merged the salient features of baby massage into Chinese Tuina and has written a book named Soft Touch of Tiger Moms . The book introduces AcuTouch pediatric Tuina, which is the perfect preventive care for common children ailments as well as a lovely bonding technique between parents and kids.
As the marketing director of Spa Esprit Group, Samantha Ong leads the strategy development and operations of 6 core brands:
TWO L(I)PS, Beauty Emporium, Browhaus, Spa Esprit, STRIP, and We Need a Hero. With 14 years of expertise in retail, brand, product and business marketing and management, Samantha oversees the beauty division of Spa Esprit Group for hair removal, intimate healthcare, brow design, artisanal barbering and new-age spa wellness categories.
Serial social entrepreneur Sonalie Figueiras is the founder & editor-in-chief of Green Queen, an award-winning impact media platform advocating for social & environmental change in Hong Kong with a mission to shift consumer behaviour through inspiring & empowering original content. She is also the founder & CEO of Ekowarehouse, the global sourcing platform for certified organic products, with a mission to make safe, quality food accessible & affordable for the whole planet.
With over a decade of experience in publishing, digital marketing, organic trade and health & sustainability, she is an eco wellness industry veteran with a keen eye for market trends and a sought-after international speaker and moderator, sharing her expertise on stages across Asia and beyond, including TEDx and Harvard Business School.
社會企業家Sonalie Figueiras是Green Queen的創辦人及總編輯，Green Queen是一個屢獲殊榮的具影響力媒體平台，積極推動社會及環境變革，藉極具啟發性、正向的原創內容，引導消費者投向正面和可持續的生活模式。Sonalie亦是Ekowarehouse的創辦人及行政總裁，Ekowarehouse是一個專為經認證有機産品而設的環球採購平台，致力令安全、高質素的食品以合理價錢送到世界每一個角落。Sonalie在出版、數碼營銷、有機貿易和健康可持續範疇有超過十年經驗，作為一位資深的環保健康專家，她不單止對市場趨勢有敏銳的觸覺，並且是一位受歡迎的國際演講者和主持人，在亞洲以至世界各地分享她專業知識, 包括TEDx 和哈佛商學院。
As a seasoned debater and mock-trial-er, Letitia aims to raise awareness for climate change and social issues through initiating meaningful conversations with others. She is an avid reader, leading her to share learning resources and insights through her platform on instagram (@soulmuchgreens). Letitia has also witnessed first-hand the inadequacies of the local school curriculum on educating students about toxin-free periods and the variety of period products available on the market, as well as the taboo surrounding menstruation in the community. This prompted her to join LUÜNA’s latest campaign as a student ambassador. She swears by using the period cup both for the comfort and sustainability aspects, and has taken to introducing the cup to her peer group.
Valentina Tudose is a Certified Dating Coach, Sex & Relationship Expert and Clinical Hypnotherapist. Her mission is to assist women who want to improve their personal and romantic relationships, enhance their dating and relationship skills and create meaningful intimate connections. She is a TEDx Speaker, a frequent contributor to the South China Morning Post, writes a regular sex column in Marie Claire and was featured in Cosmopolitan, Asian Entrepreneur, Sassy Hong Kong, Nana Asia as well as several Hong Kong radio shows and home-grown podcasts talking about relationships, love, sex and intimacy issues.
Dr. Vivek Manoharan Ph.D. is currently the Chief Scientific Officer at Ferne Health, Singapore. After spending around 10 years in academia studying Biomedical Engineering and Ergonomics of human musculature; he now aspires to use his skills to make sexual health accessibility easier, convenient, and simpler for everyone. He is a sexual education and outreach volunteer with Project X. He also serves as a Co-founder and curator of two major TEDx Communities in Singapore.
Zoe Chan, Founder Happeriod and Co-Founder of Free Periods HK, Happeriod is the first HK's one stop platform for all things menstruation. In addition to selling menstrual products, Zoe provides education about menstruation and body autonomy, which helps women to know themselves and make their own choices.
Xi Liu is the Founder & CEO of Ferne Health, a startup that provides accessible sexual health screening solutions. Xi is a former product manager at Amazon, Alexa Voice Assistant team, and a former product designer at Adobe, Photoshop team. Xi grew up in China and worked in Silicon Valley for the past 5 years. There she noticed how people view sexual health differently in western societies compared to Asian culture, especially when it comes to women. This encouraged her to take deeper research and interviews of how modern Asian women think about sexual health and eventually started a company in Singapore to make a change.
Dr. Zara Chan 陳駱靈岫 is a Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She is practising at and clinic director of OT&P's Family Clinic in Central. Dr. Chan is Canadian and completed her medical training at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong. She received her specialist qualification from the Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and is a member of the UK Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She was an honorary lecturer at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and past president of the Midwives and Maternal-Child Caregivers Association.