Every year WOAM organises challenging expeditions, dynamic marketing campaigns, and inspirational fund-raising events, as a means to raise awareness and funds for a humanitarian cause. We have raise SGD 1,000,000 so far through 9 successful expeditions and 7 major fundraising events combining over 1,000 guests.
We also strongly value our presence on the grounds and regularly giving motivational talks, learning & entrepreneurship training, gender equality awarenss worskhops reaching over 500 + women in Singapore and Nepal.
MONGOLIA - JUNE 2018
HIKING AND RIDING
Another physically challenging and mentally stimulating expedition under our belt as our team of 12 women successfully summited two iconic peaks over 3,300 metres and galloped across the huge open plains on Nomadic Mongolian horses. But beyond the challenge, this expedition, into the stunning Altai Mountains, the Land of the Eagle Hunters, was an incredibly emotional and spiritually enriching experience for our team.
Thanks to your generous support, this expedition has raised 72,000 SGD for women survivors of war and abuse.
ETHIOPIA - NOV. 2017
Crossing the Danakil Depression on bikes had never been attempted before. Now we understand why! It was the most grueling expedition we’ve undertaken to-date, 200km in 6 days over contrasting terrain from sand, sulphuric acid and salt, to bush, lava and volcanic rock with debilitating temperatures reaching up to 50 degrees Celsius at midday. This expedition has raised funds to support women survivors of war and violence.
BHUTAN - MAY 2017
STAND UP PADDLE
Our WOAM team of 11 intrepid ladies officially became the first SUP team to travel to this hidden Himalayan Kingdom and to claim the first descent of two of its rivers. The expedition’s objective was to raise awareness and funds for RENEW, a charity founded by the Queen Mother of Bhutan, dedicated to the empowerment of women and children, with specific attention to survivors of domestic violence and sexual and gender based violence.
IRAN - NOV. 2016
DESERT CROSSING BY FOOT
Our WOAM team of 12 women has successfully crossed the Lut Desert of Iran, becoming the first all-female team in history to do so. We have walked the 200km expanse of unforgiving desert terrain on foot in seven days. In addition to the tough physical challenge we are proud to have reached our US$100,000 fundraising target to support women survivors of war and violence.
CAMBODIA - MAY 2016
In March 2016, WOAM launched its very first mini-expedition. Our team of 14 ladies undertook a challenging 4-day cycle through the amazing landscape of Siem Reap in support of Sala Baï, a school that helps fight poverty and human trafficking by providing professional training and job opportunities for young, underprivileged Cambodians.
NEPAL- NOV 2014
HIKING THE TSUM VALLEY
From November 15-27, 2014, under the banner of Women on a Mission, an independent all-female team of 9 women from Singapore embarked on a 13 day trek to the sacred Tsum Valley of Nepal in the Himalayas, in an effort to raise awareness and funds for women survivors of war, victims of violence and sexual abuse.
JORDAN - NOV. 2013
From November 3-13, 2013, an independent, self-funded, all-female team of 12 women from Singapore and Europe embarked on a 10 day trek, across a politically charged region of the Middle East, in an effort to raise awareness and funds for women survivors of war, victims of human trafficking, and rape.
SANDS OF TIME
A unique fun-filled desert-chic and Persian-themed, beach party at Ola Beach Club. A celebration of our team's crossing of the Lut Desert in Iran, the night has been a tremendous success, raising much need funds for AWARE Singapore and the OMID Foundation of Iran.
FROZEN - May 2016
A SIBERIAN-THEMED EVENT
FROZEN, a fundraiser benefiting our charity partner Pertapis, was a sell out success bringing together 225 friends, supporters and guests in a giant igloo-like marquee. A large photography exhibition, ice sculptures, vodka & caviar bars, Russian dancers and musicians were a few of the attractions of this magical evening celebrating the return of our teammates from Siberia.
REACHING FOR THE STAR
A truly inspirational luncheon with Dr. Anousheh Ansari, the world's first female private space explorer, in Support of the Singapore Committee for UN Women.
Art & Music with Ketna Patel
"Queen" of Asia POP & street culture Artist Ketna Patel and internationally acclaimed musicien Ulrich von Wrochem united their talent for a unique evening of visual and accoustic pleasures. Another spectacular WOAM event celebrating people of the Tsum Valley and raising much needed funds for our causes.
UNDER THE STARS
Photography Exhibition & Event
A tribute to WOAM's successful expedition to Everest Base Camp, this exhibition featured the work of photographers and climbers who have captured with emotion the beauty of the world's tallest mountain. A stunning fundrainsing event in one of Singapore most beautiful black & white house in support of women in war-torn regions.
A spectacular Middle-Eastern themed event at the Singapore Polo Club in celebration of the team's expedition to Jordan. Inspirational speaker Thaddeus Laurence shared his story of his 1,000 km race through the world's hottest and coldest deserts.
TALKS & WORKSHOPS
WOAM's Founding Partners and teammates give regular talks and workshops on leadership development, social entrepreneurship, emotional intelligence (EI), energising teams under pressure, climbing Everest and 'lessons learned' from leading multiple challenging expeditions around the world.
Additionally, every few months, in partnership with AWARE, we organise a Changemaker Workshop. These are part of the global ‘We Can End Violence Against Women’ campaign and are forums where people from all walks of life meet and explore ideas, share experiences and discuss existing patterns of belief in our society that tolerate inequality and violence against women. These workshops examine how each of us can contribute to changing the status quo by taking small actions in our everyday lives to overcome inequality, injustice and discrimination.