FUNDRAISING EVENTS & TALKS
Our WOAM events are exclusive and unique experiences. Whether as kick-starters to our expeditions, or as celebrations of our team’s campaigns and achievements, we take charity out of the ballroom and into the creative and inspirational realm. In some of Singapore most spectacular locations, we have hosted art exhibits, designer fashion shows, and glamorous cocktail parties. WOAM has been fortunate to count as its guests and speakers, outstanding personalities. We are proud to have hosted Adventurers, Philanthropists and Activists such as: Annabelle Bond, the fastest woman climber in the world who managed to scale the Seven Summits in only 360 days! Thaddeus Lawrence, one of only 125 individuals in the world to have successfully raced 1,000 kilometers in the hottest, coldest, windiest and driest deserts on Earth. Anousheh Ansari, the world's first self funded female space explorer, who shared with us her awe-inspiring journey from daughter of war-torn Iran to space pioneer. World-renowned Artist Ketna Patel, known as the 'queen of Asia Pop," and internationally acclaimed musician, Ulrich von Wrochem, united their talents for a very unique evening of visual and acoustic pleasures.
WOAM's teammates give regular TED-style talks and workshops to corporations and institutions in Singapore. WOAM designed targeted motivational talks and workshops, offering our sponsors, partner and guests exclusive and stimulating experiences, we aim to INSPIRE and engage our audience to become more involved in supporting humanitarian causes.
We also set up motivational talks, leadership & entrepreneurship training, gender equality awareness workshops reaching over 500+ women in Singapore and some of the countries we visit. Our teammates have conducted a workshop in Nepal and Cambodia.
SANDS OF TIME - June 201
We were overwhelmed by the success of our multicoloured, Persian-themed, desert-style decor at Ola Beach Club. Hosted to celebrate the return of our team from their pioneering Iranian desert crossing, the event was a tremendous success and lots of fun. All money raised during this event went to support two charities: AWARE Singapore, with which we have a long-term partnership and the OMID Foundation of Iran.
FROZEN - A Siberian Event
A one of a kind Siberia-themed fundraiser and photography exhibition celebrating WOAM most challenging expedition yet across the frozen arctic thundra of Siberia. The event was a sell-out success with over 225 friends, supporters and guests joining Women On A Mission in a giant igloo-like marquee, on the grounds of a beautiful black and white mansion on Mount Pleasant road. All money raised during this event went to support underprivileged and troubled girls and women from specialised residential homes in Singapore.
A Lunch Event hosted by WOAM in support of the Singapore Committee for UN Women's efforts to end human trafficking in Asia. During this special event Dr Ansari, the world's first female private space explorer, shared her awe-inspiring journey from daughter of war-torn Iran to space pioneer. Her very human story is a testament to the power of conviction and to the understanding that through indomitable commitment and unwavering focus, even the unimaginable is possible.
About Dr Anousheh Ansari
Dr. Ansari is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business accomplishments include serving as co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies Inc. On September 18, 2006, a few days after her 40th birthday, she became the first Muslim woman in space. Dr. Ansari was the fourth overall self-funded space explorer, and the first self-funded woman to fly to the International Space Station. As a successful serial entrepreneur and active proponent of world-changing technologies, she along with her family provided the title sponsorship for the $10 million Ansari X Prize, an award for innovative space entrepreneurs. During her visit to Singapore, Dr Ansari was also the Guest of Honour at the Singapore Committee for UN Women’s annual SNOW Gala event on Oct 9. Additionally, she addressed the youth of Singapore as part of their STEM programme aimed at inspiring girls to embark on worthy careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. www.anoushehansari.com
Reaching for the Stars
October 8th, 2015
Film screening in support of Women for Women International
Full house & sold out event for the screening of "In the Land of Blood and Honey" directed by Angelina Jolie - to benefit: Women for
Women International (WfWI). Close to 150 people participated in this special evening, supporting women victims of war.
Congratulations to our WOAM Partner Patricia Rodrigues Jones who organised a successful fundraising event, with the support of teammate Paige Okun, and many sponsors and volunteers!
One Hundred Women
November 11th, 2014
A magical Middle-Eastern event on the illuminated grounds of the Singapore Polo Club
Taking charity out of the ballroom, WOAM organised a magnificent Al Fresco Middle-Eastern evening in support of women victims of war, violence and human trafficking. This event and the subsequent trek to Jordan in November 2013 are part of a larger effort to raise awareness and funds for key charitable organizations that Women on a Mission support and work closely with: Women for Women International (WfWI), UNWomen Singapore and AWARE.
At the event, Singapore based, international adventurer and TED speaker Thaddeus Lawrence, best known for being one of only 125 individuals in the world to have successfully raced 1,000 kilometres in the hottest, coldest, windiest and driest deserts on earth, including the Sahara, Gobi, Atacama and Antarctica shared his experience and recounted his astonishing story, which embodies the spirit of ordinary people living extraordinary lives. This was preceded by a fashion show by Jordanian Designer Asma Charles and by special belly dance performances.
1,001 Nights Under The Stars
October 18th, 2014
Photographic exhibition and fundraising event
This event celebrated the return of our very first WOAM team from their expedition to Everest Base Camp with a photographic exhibition of work by photographers and Everest climbers who have captured the magical landscape of the world's tallest mountain. Limited editions prints were sold to benefit Women for Women international.
April 24th, 2013
CORPORATE TALKS AND WORKSHOPS
WOAM's Founding Partners and teammates give regular talks and workshops on:
Emotional intelligence (EI)
Energising teams under pressure
Climbing Everest and 'lessons learned' from leading multiple challenging expeditions around the world.
Corporate & Institutions
Inspirational and Motivational TED-style talks
We are proud to have recently worked with the following companies and institutions
AWARE Changemaker Workshops
'We Can End Violence Against Women' Campaign
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.
Inspiring future female leaders in Nepal
Several interactive workshops were run by our WOAM teammates for the girls of Women LEAD in Kathmandu Nepal on the following topics: leadership, entrepreneurship, gender equality and conflict resolution.