Inspiring Women Leaders

CDL celebrates the wisdom, passion and dedication of women who have transformed the world and inspired others to do the same. CDL is honoured to have partnered and engaged some of the most extraordinary women leaders who championed various causes that will make our planet a better and more sustainable place for all.

Faces & Voices

Dr Jane Goodall
Dr Jane Goodall
Conservationist, Founder, Jane Goodall Institute
Dr Sylvia Earle
Dr Sylvia Earle
American Explorer, President and Chairman, Mission Blue/The Sylvia Earle Alliance
Anita Nergaard
Anita Nergaard
Ambassador, Norwegian Embassy in Singapore
Barbara Plinkert
Barbara Plinkert
Ambassador, EU Embassy in Singapore
Dorte Bech Vizar
Dorte Bech Vizar
Ambassador, Danish Embassy in Singapore
Margriet Vonno
Margriet Vonno
Ambassador, Netherlands Embassy in Singapore
Kara Owen
Kara Owen
British High Commissioner to Singapore
Jo Tyndall
Jo Tyndall
New Zealand Climate Change Ambassador and High Commissioner to Singapore
Amy Khor
Amy Khor
SMS, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Environment and Water Resources
Sim Ann
Sim Ann
SMS, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and Ministry of Communications and Information
Dr Noeleen Heyzer
Dr Noeleen Heyzer
Under-Secretary General, UN (2007-2015)
Lise Kingo
Lise Kingo
Executive Director, UN Global Compact
Sue Allchurch
Sue Allchurch
Chief, Outreach and Engagement, UN Global Compact
Marie Morice, MSc
Marie Morice, MSc
Sustainable Finance Senior Advisor, UN Global Compact
Isabelle Louis
Isabelle Louis
Deputy Director, UN Environment Programme
Kakuko Nagatani-Yoshida
Kakuko Nagatani-Yoshida
Regional Coordinator, Chemicals, Waste and Air Quality, UN Environment Programme Thailand
Esther Lake
Esther Lake
Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist, UN Environment Programme
Jesica Andrews
Jesica Andrews
Senior Project Manager for the U.N.-Convened Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance, UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative
Milag San Jose-Ballesteros
Milag San Jose-Ballesteros
Regional Director for Southeast Asia and Oceania, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Pratima Divgi
Pratima Divgi
Regional Director, CDP Hong Kong
Dr Andie Ang
Dr Andie Ang
President, Jane Goodall Institute Singapore; Chairperson, Raffles’ Banded Langur Working Group
Dr Parvathy Subhadra
Dr Parvathy Subhadra
Managing Director, Green In Future Pte Ltd
Amita Chaudhury
Amita Chaudhury
Senior Advisor, Sustainability Learning for Business, UN Global Compact
Goh Swee Chen
Goh Swee Chen
President, Global Compact Network Singapore
Naina Batra
Naina Batra
Chairperson and CEO, AVPN
Outi Gruener
Outi Gruener
Southeast Asia Director, AVPN
Lisa Bate
Lisa Bate
Chair, World Green Building Council; Global Sustainability Lead, Senior Principal, B+H Architects
Cristina Gamboa
Cristina Gamboa
CEO, World Green Building Council
Terri Wills
Terri Wills
Former Chief Executive Officer, World Green Building Council
Yvonne Soh
Yvonne Soh
Executive Director, Singapore Green Building Council
Ong Choon Fah
Ong Choon Fah
Executive Committee Chair, Urban Land Institute
Pauline Oh
Pauline Oh
Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, Urban Land Institute
Sigrid Zialcita
Sigrid Zialcita
CEO, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association
Esther Chang
Esther Chang
Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network Singapore
Michele Lemmens
Michele Lemmens
Regional Head ASEAN Hub, Global Reporting Initiative
Yeo Lian Sim
Yeo Lian Sim
Special Advisor, Singapore Exchange and Vice-Chair, TCFD
Jessica Cheam
Jessica Cheam
Managing Director, Eco-Business
Kavita Gandhi
Kavita Gandhi
Executive Director, Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore
Chitra Venkatesh
Chitra Venkatesh
Head of Education and Network Leader, WWF
Lauren Sorkin
Lauren Sorkin
Acting Executive Director, Global Resilient Cities Network
Pek Hai Lin
Pek Hai Lin
Executive Director, Zero Waste Singapore
Nichol Ng
Nichol Ng
Co-Founder, Food Bank Singapore
Trina Liang
Trina Liang
CEO, Halo Health Asia and Chair, World Food Future
Christy Davis
Christy Davis
Executive Director, Lien Centre for Social Innovation
Inch Chua
Inch Chua
Singer, Artist, Co-Founder and COO, Invasion Singapore
J.J. Chuan
J.J. Chuan
Founder, Rehyphen®
Dr Ingrid Burke
Dr Ingrid Burke
Dean, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Dr Judith Walls
Dr Judith Walls
Chair for Sustainability Management, University of St. Gallen
Dr Audrey Chia
Dr Audrey Chia
Associate Professor, NUS Business School & Yong Lin School of Medicine
Dr Annie Koh
Dr Annie Koh
VP, Business Development, V3 Group Professor of Family Entrepreneurship, Professor of Finance, SMU and Academic Director, Business Families Institute and International Trading Institute
Dr Amy Ho
Dr Amy Ho
Director, Office of Environmental Sustainability, NUS
Dr Karenne Tun
Dr Karenne Tun
Director, Coastal and Marine, National Biodiversity Centre, National Parks Board
Dr Neo Mei Lin
Dr Neo Mei Lin
Research Fellow, Tropical Marine Science Institute, NUS
Melissa Low
Melissa Low
Research Fellow, NUS Energy Studies Institute
Carrie Johnson
Carrie Johnson
Director, PAIA Consulting
Cheryl Chen
Cheryl Chen
Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Asia Pacific, S&P Global
Christina Lee
Christina Lee
Founder & CEO, Global Green Economic Forum
Eu-Lin Fang
Eu-Lin Fang
Partner, PwC Singapore
Stephanie Dickson
Stephanie Dickson
Co-Founder, Green Is The New Black
Paula Miquelis
Paula Miquelis
Co-Founder, Green Is The New Black
Nana Au-Chua
Nana Au-Chua
Director, Soles4Souls Asia and COO, Million Lighting Co Pte Ltd
Nithiya Laila
Nithiya Laila
Culinary Anthropologist, Host, Edible Wild TV Series
Olivia Choong
Olivia Choong
President and Co-Founder, Green Drinks Singapore
Sueanne Mocktar
Sueanne Mocktar
Director, 3P Network Division, National Environment Agency
Anuja Byotra and Lara Rath
Anuja Byotra and Lara Rath
Co-Founders, Secondsguru
Dr Lee Hui Mien
Dr Lee Hui Mien
Vice President, Team Lead, Sustainable Solutions, Mandai Park Development
Mabel Wong
Mabel Wong
Senior Director, Sustainability Consulting Asia Pacific, ELEVATE
Saloni Goel
Saloni Goel
Plastic Pollution Consultant, Central Pollution Control Board New Delhi
Samantha Tan
Samantha Tan
General Manager, South Beach Consortium
Joelle Chen
Joelle Chen
Programme Director, BECA and Former APAC Head, WGBC