Valerie, Karine and Christine
Women on a Mission (WOAM) is a non-profit organisation, headquartered in Singapore, which aims to raise awareness and funds for women survivors of war and to support and empower women who have been subjected to violence and abuse.
Our strategy is to organise and promote a yearly campaign and a challenging expedition - self-funded by each participant - to increase visibility, and to raise money for our chosen charities. We partner with existing well-established non-profit institutions that already have well-run programmes and structures in place dedicated to serving the underprivileged with a particular focus on women's issues.
Building on our success, our goal is to raise SGD 2 million by 2022. When women come together and are passionate about a cause, extraordinary things can happen!
We aren't getting paid to do this. Instead, we are just like you, ordinary people who want to do extraordinary things. We firmly believe we should do our part to help people in need, and as a result contribute to making this world a better place. In our hearts, we know we can make a difference, one person at a time.
MEET OUR TEAMMATES
For every campaign we are lucky to have the support of some amazing women. Some have been part of our expeditions and events since the very beginning and are an integral part of our success while others join us whenever their life commitments allow them to do so. All of them are united by their own personal drive to make a difference in the lives of other, less privileged women. We are immensely grateful to all these wonderful friends for their invaluable contribution to WOAM's achievements .
Trekking & Riding Mongolia 2018
Linda Conway Baigrie
Katrine Friis Olsen
Adelaida (Adel) Hassan
Iza- Menni Laaberki
Vittoria Zipoli Caiani
Maida de Vega-Pierret
Dr Grace Moshi
Sarissa Rodriguez Schwartz
Tsum Valley Trek
Marjolein can Paridon
Vittoria Zipoli Caiani
Chin Fee Chen
Everest Base Camp
Hermine Matzer van Bloois
Jacqueline Lee Detert
Jacqueline (Jackie) Wong
Women on a Mission is a Public Company Limited by Guarantee registered in Singapore under UEN: 201308270D
A Public Company Limited by Guarantee is one that carries out non-profit making activities that have some basis of national or public interest - it is essentially a non-profit structure, because profits cannot be redistributed to directors - although it is different from having "charity status", which requires that an organisation run multiple charitable programmes in Singapore.
Women on a Mission's Principal Activities Under the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA) are listed as: "Charitable and Other Supporting Activities Aimed at Humanitarian Work (88992)" and incorporate activities such as volunteering, mentoring, fundraising, awareness building and advocacy.