Ladies Lounge: How Are You Balancing Work, Life and Everything In-Between

36 Carpenter Street, 059915,

We’ve all seen them — those people who are everywhere professionally yet still seem to have time for their family, friends and personal time. One minute they are speaking at an event, the next they are posting an Instagram of baking cookies with their kids or having a relaxed brunch with friends. They just seem to have it all together. But how do they do it?

In this panel, we discuss how some of the best balance “all the things,” how they prioritize, and what they let go of to focus on the right things. From people with full-time jobs and “side hustles” or a heavy commitment to community service, to people who work and care for children or elderly family members, to people who are just plain active and are involved in everything. We’ll learn why do they do it, and how do they do it effectively, while still finding time for the important things.


  • Check-in & Networking 6:30 – 7:00 pm
  • Panel 7:00 – 7:45 pm
  • Q&A 7:45 – 8:15 pm
  • Networking 8:15 – 9:00 pm
    Stick around for drinks and networking afterwards, the drinks are on us!

About the Instructors

Lisa Matthews
Tech Digital Marketer & Lifestyle Photographer

Lisa Matthews is a marketer who has dabbled with a bit of everything; from corporate marketing to social media agencies to working with and in startups and more recently starting out on her own. More than a decade on, Lisa knows what truly drives conversion and conversation; it’s a marriage of the data and authentic connections.

Ayesha Kohli
Founder, Editor, Creative Director, Sparq Communications, Creative Sparq, Ayesha Cashmere

A brand storyteller and creative entrepreneur, Ayesha Kohli is the founder of communications consultancy, Sparq Communications, the editor of Creative Sparq, the founder and creative director for niche textile label, Ayesha Cashmere. With over a dozen-years’ experience in brand management, public relations, journalism and design, Ayesha has worked on a range of communications projects for multinational brands and start-up organization’s covering lifestyle and consumer goods, technology, education and non-profit sectors. A life-long learner, Ayesha holds a double Masters in Business and Economics. Her mantra is to live a creative life – ask questions, find answers, learn by doing and create by intention.

Christina Teo
Chief Builder, she1K

Previous companies – PortXL, CSL, O2, Yahoo!, 3Com, DEC, IBM, Acer, IDC
I was a corporate woman prior to retiring 1st time in NY for personal pursuits. Then I retired a 2nd time in HK (post CMO @ CSL) for 6 years dabbling in fashion wholesale and retail. As of 2017, I am completely immersed in the startup economy but also serving as a bridge between corporates and startups through communities and angel network.

Jacinta Quah
Founder and CEO – Coach, Consultant, Speaker for Tech leaders, JQ Coaching & Consulting

As a veteran of the technology industry, I’ve spent over 20 years building and managing geographically diverse teams inside some of the world’s biggest and most successful tech companies in Asia and North America. I had held strategic and leadership roles across various divisions such as Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Service Delivery, and have witnessed first-hand how team performance and individual excellence drive tangible business results.

My speciality is in coaching high performing leaders and teams to maximise excellence, results, potential and well-being. I blend my rich corporate experience with holistic wellness in an approach that is simple, yet effective and practical.

I am a Certified Solutions-Focused Coach, Certified Change Management Practitioner, Certified Nutritionist Consultant (CNC), Certified Executive Coach and Team Coach at Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching.

I find it immensely rewarding to help my clients transform and become the best versions of themselves. Become a part of this interactive and innovative experience that changes lives – creating one great leader at a time.

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Carmen Teo
Mindfulness Trainer, Mindful Insights

Mind-body based practitioner and trainer passionate in helping people to improve their quality of life and well-being. The goal is to enable them to cope effectively with life’s stressors, uplift their innate potential, manifest compassion, promote emotional regulation, develop wisdom and happiness.

I am trained to deliver Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Workplace Mindfulness and Mindfulness for Teens. I have run corporate in-house mindfulness programs for various locan and multinational companies and have designed customized in-house facilitators’ programs to help companies kickstart a mindfulness culture. I am also a Certified Workplace Trainer (ACTA) with WDA, and Yoga Instructor for both adults and kids.

Spent first fifteen years of career in the areas of consulting, strategy, analytics, revenue management and marketing. I am known to be highly analytical, flexible, a strategic thinker with keen business acumen, out-of-the-box thinking and not afraid of challenging the status quo. It was an interesting career but a job burnout and existential crisis prompted me to search and found my life’s calling.

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