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Meet ‘The Digital Conversationalist’ Andrea Edwards

andrea-edwardsMeet ‘The Digital Conversationalist’, Andrea Edwards at Cappuccino Connections. She will share her passion for content marketing and its’ ability to fundamentally transform how businesses market to their customers.

About Cappuccino Connections

Cappuccino Connections are sophisticated, informal networking sessions for female executives and entrepreneurs held at the 5 Star Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Join us and meet fellow professionals and entrepreneurs in a relaxed, business-focused environment. Cappuccino Connections is a great introduction for visitors to experience networking the Athena way!

At each meeting, a speaker shares an inspiring story of their journey as well as relevant tips we can put into practice in our own businesses and careers.

Athena events are attended by talented and highly motivated individuals – their passion, energy and determination to fulfill their business goals make our networking formula truly unique.

Our members attend regular Cappuccino Connections meetings to build a portfolio of quality business contacts and for a dose of monthly inspiration!

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Agenda

10:00am Please arrive for registration 
-Open networking
-Welcome and introductions
-Athena Aims
-Who’s in the room?
-Speaker
-Community News & Events
12:00 Close and open networking

Investment

$30 (including tax and service)
Fees charged will be passed directly to the venue to cover the cost of free-flow teas and coffees.

This month’s speaker

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Andrea Edwards, The Digital Conversationalist


Andrea Edwards is an award winning B2B communications professional with well over 20 years’ experience from around the globe, including 12 years exclusively in Asia Pacific. Focused principally in the ICT industry, Andrea has a proven talent to communicate with customers, prospects, stakeholders and influencers in a way that deeply resonates and gets results.


Andrea relishes sharing her passion for content marketing and its’ ability to fundamentally transform how businesses market to their customers. To be at the heart of this revolution in Asia, where every day she partners with inspired business leaders on their journey into a new era of business storytelling, is what drives her to achieve greater success. Additionally, Ms Edwards understands that to succeed in content, professionals must be motivated and trained to build their personal brands to truly harness the amazing content being created by businesses today.


Andrea was an early-adopter of blogging, and she’s authoring four very different blogs today. She’s also a social media evangelist, considered a B2B content marketing and social media influencer in Asia, and has had the great privilege to work around the world – across Europe, the US, ANZ and Asia.

 

Benefits of Attending

All of our Athena groups are attended by talented and highly motivated individuals – their passion, energy and determination to fulfil their business goals make our networking formula truly unique.

Women are attracted to Athena because it addresses an often missing ingredient in the networking recipe and they recognise the benefits of networking with Athena:

  • Increased chances of business success. Face-to-face interactions positively impact your business’ success significantly.
  • More effective online/social media networking. Face-to-face networking makes your online networking and social media more effective. Meet the faces behind your Twitter/Facebook contacts!
  • Inexpensive way to market. Face-to-face networking is one of the most powerful, effective and cost effective ways to market your business.
  • Wider circle of influence. Meeting other women will expand your contact list and influence circle which can lead to an increase in business opportunities and referrals.
  • Knowledge and learning. Network strategy and business development training enables you to maximise your networking activities.
  • Personal and business growth. The more contacts you make, and the more networking events you attend, the more confident you will feel about your business and yourself.

 

Who Should Attend?

  • Executives – from junior to director level, responsible for building a portfolio of quality contacts.
  • Entrepreneurs – from pre-start up to established companies.
  • Business owners – small to medium-sized organisations from all industries.

 

Why Attend?

  • Join a vibrant and diverse community of women.
  • Interact with representatives from various industries.
  • Share best practices, tips, trends and news.
  • Seek and offer guidance and inspiration for business success.

 

What can I Expect?

  • Vibrant, focused and passionate individuals with exciting products, services and ideas.
  • Welcoming and informative environment, allowing you to network in a way that suits you.
  • A forum to listen and share your experiences.
  • Speakers who will openly share their business stories and successes.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU!

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See you at next week’s social?

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This month’s Cappuccino Connections is almost full and we are excited to welcome best-selling author and gender/diversity expert Anthony Rose. Anthony will be sharing Success Secrets of the World’s Most Inspirational Women”, from his book “Break the Ceiling, Touch the Sky.

I’ll be back in Singapore next week to co-host an event in partnership with DWEN – Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network – an afternoon tea networking session and discussion on Challenges for Start-Ups in the Digital Economy & how technology can help navigate through this.

I’m also looking forward to catching up with members and friends at the Athena Executive Connections social next Wednesday evening.

It would be great to see you there!

Please read on for more details, and other May news and events.


Membership Pricing & Benefits

We have lots of exciting changes happening, and we want to keep you up-to-date.
Do you have any questions about member benefits? We can give you a call!

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Upcoming Events
 
Cappuccino Connections

Coffee Morning Networking at Mandarin Oriental Axis Lounge

27th April 2016 Wednesday, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $30 for members & first-time visitors

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Cappuccino Connections are sophisticated, informal networking sessions for female executives and entrepreneurs held at the 5-Star Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Join us and meet fellow professionals and entrepreneurs in a relaxed, business-focused environment. Cappuccino Connections is a great introduction for visitors to experience networking the Athena way!

At each meeting, a speaker shares an inspiring story of their journey as well as relevant tips we can put into practice in our businesses and careers.

Athena events are attended by talented and highly motivated individuals. Their passion, energy and determination to fulfill their business goals make our networking formula truly unique.

Our members attend regular Cappuccino Connections meetings to build a portfolio of quality business contacts and for a dose of monthly inspiration!

This month’s speaker

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“Break The Ceiling Touch The Sky:
Success secrets of the worlds most inspirational women”

  • Making a difference
  • The Power of Goals
  • Dreaming Big
  • Work-Life balance

About Anthony Rose

Business-focused Public Relations and Influencer Marketing leader, best selling business author and women in leadership/gender diversity expert. Over 25 years of career experiences building the business and reputations of the world’s greatest Companies – Walmart, P&G, GSK in local/regional/global roles. Curated the reputations of some of the world’s best leaders. Now entrepreneur and Chairman and CEO of the House of Rose Professional (www.houseofroseprofessional.com).

Focused on the Public Relations, Publishing and People segments. Author of the best selling book ” Break the ceiling touch the sky: success secrets of the worlds most inspirational women.”  Owner of Asia’s key summit for women leaders – “Break the ceiling touch the sky.”

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Athena Executive Connections

Social Drinks at The Halia, Raffles Hotel

May 4th 2016 Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
 Cost: $30 for members & first-time visitors

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 Join us for our popular Athena social evening! Everyone is welcome – bring your colleagues and friends for a fun and relaxed evening of drinks, nibbles and casual conversations at Halia, Raffles Hotel.

This event is open to members and first-time visitors.
Gentlemen also welcome!

COCKTAIL MENU

Tiger Beer Draft (Half-Pint), Beefeater Gin, Jose Cuervo Tequila, Smirnoff Vodka, Bacardi White Rum, Jim Beam Bourdon, Grant Whisky, Selected Red Wine, Selected White Wine, Selected Prosecco +Coke, Sprite, Apple Juice, Orange Juice, Fruit Punch, Halia’s Mocktail.

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The Athena Executive Club

Networking Lunch at Mandarin Oriental Hotel

11th May 2016 Wednesday, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Cost: $76 for members & first-time visitors

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The Athena Executive Club holds monthly networking and business strategy meetings in an elegant and relaxed boardroom setting.

The Executive Club invites women from various professional backgrounds to participate in a structured and facilitated lunch-time meeting. We provide networking and business development training and a place to share professional objectives, make strategic connections and long-term relationships for greater success.

The Athena Executive Club provides access to a host of expertise and is perfect for women who are serious about growing, scaling and expanding their businesses and careers in a supportive and focused environment.

We have a maximum of 20 ladies from different professions at each Executive Club meeting, and this is open to visitors by invitation only. We only have five (5) spaces for visitors at each meeting.

Visitor places are extremely limited, so please book without delay to reserve your seat.

Athena Special Event
In partnership with Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network

Location: Sacha & Sons, 333A Orchard Road, #03-02 Mandarin Gallery, 238897
Date: Wednesday, 4th May 2016 Time: 3 PM – 5 PM

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Q&A TOPIC: Challenges for start-ups in the digital economy & how technology can help navigate through this.

The Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) celebrates the impact of women-owned businesses by empowering female entrepreneurs to do more.

In partnership with The Athena Network, Dell is organizing an intimate discussion on how technology can help businesses navigate through challenges in the digital economy.

Join us at the high-tea session to learn more and discuss about the current state of entrepreneurship in Singapore and how startups are disrupting the traditional business model.

PROGRAMME

3:00 PM Arrival and registration
3:15 PM
Opening speech by Gina Romero, founder of the Athena Network Singapore & APAC
3:20 PM
Speech by Margaret Franco
3:40 PM
Discussion: Challenges for start-ups in the digital economy & how technology can help navigate through this
5:00 PM
End of event

Seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis with priority given to Executive Club Members and Executive Lifestyle Featured Experts.

Strictly Registered Attendees only

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Meet our inspiring speaker at this month’s special edition of Cappuccino Connections

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For those that missed our 4th Anniversary of Cappuccino Connections last month, I shared my journey and answered the question ‘The real reason I build communities’. Here’s the video of my speech where I shared my personal journey.

This month – as part of our International Women’s Day edition of Cappuccino Connections – I am excited to welcome my ‘sisters-in-arms’ Pocket Sun, founder and president of SoGal Ventures, the first female-led millennial venture capital firm.

Pocket Sun was included in not only Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 but she also graced the cover of the magazine. She is a 2015 Top Voice in VC & Entrepreneurship on LinkedIn, one of the Top 40 Change Makers 2015 in Female Funders, and has been featured in Everwise for starting her own VC Fund.

Sun is influencing the global economy; come listen to and meet her at our special Women’s Day Cappuccino Connections this Wednesday (last few seats)!

​As a special International Women’s Day treat, Kim Robinson has kindly sponsored a complimentary cleanse, cut and finish at Takashimaya salon for each attendee of tomorrow’s event.


Upcoming Events

International Women’s Day Edition of Cappuccino Connections

Coffee Morning Networking at Mandarin Oriental Axis Lounge

23rd March 2016 Wednesday, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $30 for members & first-time visitors

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Cappuccino Connections are sophisticated, informal networking sessions for female executives and entrepreneurs held at the 5-Star Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Join us and meet fellow professionals and entrepreneurs in a relaxed, business-focused environment. Cappuccino Connections is a great introduction for visitors to experience networking the Athena way!

At each meeting, a speaker shares an inspiring story of their journey as well as relevant tips we can put into practice in our businesses and careers.

Athena events are attended by talented and highly motivated individuals. Their passion, energy and determination to fulfill their business goals make our networking formula truly unique.

Our members attend regular Cappuccino Connections meetings to build a portfolio of quality business contacts and for a dose of monthly inspiration!

This month’s speaker

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Pocket Sun

Have you heard of Forbes’ 30 Under 30? It’s basically a list of 30 of the brightest young entrepreneurs, leaders, and stars under the age of 30. Pocket Sun was included in not only Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 but she also graced the cover of the magazine. She is also a 2015 Top Voice in VC & Entrepreneurship on LinkedIn, one of the Top 40 Change Makers 2015 in Female Funders, and has been featured in Everwise for starting her own VC Fund.

Pocket Sun is the founder and president of SoGal Ventures, the first female-led millennial venture capital firm. She’s also advised dozens of startups across the globe from Los Angeles, to Silicon Valley, to China and Singapore. She also helped found Trojan Venture Group, the first angel investor network powered by USC alumni across the Pacific Rim!

Come listen to and meet Sun this Wednesday!

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Athena Executive Connections

Social Drinks at The Halia, Raffles Hotel

April 6th 2016 Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
 Cost: $30 for members & first-time visitors

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 Join us for our popular Athena social evening! Everyone is welcome – bring your colleagues and friends for a fun and relaxed evening of drinks, nibbles and casual conversations at Halia, Raffles Hotel.

 This event is open to members and first-time visitors.
Gentlemen also welcome!

COCKTAIL MENU

Tiger Beer Draft (Half-Pint), Beefeater Gin, Jose Cuervo Tequila, Smirnoff Vodka, Bacardi White Rum, Jim Beam Bourdon, Grant Whisky, Selected Red Wine, Selected White Wine, Selected Prosecco +Coke, Sprite, Apple Juice, Orange Juice, Fruit Punch, Halia’s Mocktail.

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2 Simple Things I’ve Learned (in 40 years)

June 1st was a milestone for me – my big 4-0! I spent the weekend with my family, reflecting on the last 40 years.

There is nothing like a big birthday to get you thinking about what you want to achieve in life – and I have a long way to go. But what I love most about Athena is the motivation I get from women I meet every day, and from being part of a community that is aligned with my purpose.

2 Simple Things I’ve Learned:

1) Lean on your support network to help you achieve more and share the load
2) Turn up with the intention to support the dreams and aspirations of others

I am here to inspire and be inspired, are you? 🙂

To our success,

Gina Romero

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A Tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew

A Tribute to Lee Kuan YewIt has been a sad, sad week for Singapore as the nation collectively mourns the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. I’ve personally found it hard to focus on day to day tasks this week, there has been so much happening across the various online platforms, media and news channels.

 

As we come together to share our thoughts, memories and stories, and the world reaches out to share their condolences and tributes, I think we can be forgiven for having a reflective and less productive week.

 

Please read on for a few simple tributes from the Athena community that we would like to share with you in this week’s blog.
a-tribute-to-LKYA Tribute To Mr. Lee Kuan Yew
By Louisa Lee, Lydia Neo and Martha Ricketts ChaudhryOn the 23rd of March, 2015 Singapore woke to this sad notice:

Passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, founding Prime Minister of Singapore.

Prime Minister is deeply grieved to announce the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the founding Prime Minister of Singapore. Mr Lee passed away peacefully at the Singapore General Hospital today at 3.18am. He was 91.

Here are a few tributes shared by members of the Executive Lifestyle and Athena community.

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LKY-entrepreneural-lessons8 Entrepreneurial Lessons We Can Learn From Mr. Lee Kuan Yew
By Gobbs S.Y. Lim

Growing up in the 70s, I consider myself part of a very fortunate generation. We get to enjoy the harvest of what our founding father Mr. Lee Kuan Yew had fought for, through extreme guts, grit and tears.

With the exception of the month of the Hungry Ghost Festival, I don’t remember a single time I’ve felt unsafe walking alone in the dark along the streets of Singapore.

While travelling has opened my eyes to rich histories and cultures, it has also made me appreciate the solid infrastructure and political stability in Singapore. This allows us to focus on our personal goals, and we get to go as far as our passion and perseverance will take us.

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