National Day Special: 7 Singaporean LadyBosses with Unique Businesses

From funerals to flowers, and from tea to travel – these LadyBosses are running business that are unconventional.

In this National Day special, we say Majulah with this list of 7 Singaporean LadyBosses making waves.

#1: Angjolie Mei, Founder & MD of The Life Celebrant

Angjolie is Founder of The Life Celebrant, a boutique funeral company providing personalised and customised bereavement services.

Angjolie believes in walking the talk – she shadows the funeral team, going to the mortuary to claim the deceased’s bodies, even in the middle of the night, observing embalming process, carrying caskets and so forth.

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Love is in the air especially for many working professionals thanks to Violet.

#2: Violet Lim, CEO & Co-Founder, Lunch Actually

With over 95,568 dates so far and counting, in 6 cities in South East Asia, indeed love is in the air especially for many working professionals thanks to Violet.

Violet chanced upon the concept of lunch dating while travelling, and saw the potential of this business as lunch was ‘short, sweet and simple’ – it is long enough to get to know someone, yet not too long that it would become awkward.

Read the article here.

#3: Amira Geneid, Co-Founder and CEO, Zahara

The concept behind Zahara was conceived when my Amira and her sister Alia couldn’t find a Halal makeup brand that met their needs as Muslim women.

With that in mind they worked day and night for years to combine faith and beauty into their perfect makeup line – Zahara.

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Spanning across 20,000 square feet of prime space, it gave Dolores the opportunity to create 4 different experiential zones

#4: Dolores Au, Founder and CEO of VLV

Dolores Au has created VLV, an iconic venue housed in Clarke Quay’s oldest building – a gorgeous heritage building that belonged to a Teochew merchant dating back to the 1880s.

Spanning across 20,000 square feet of prime space, it gave Dolores the opportunity to create 4 different experiential zones: an award-winning restaurant; a sophisticated, cutting edge Club Lounge; an alfresco courtyard with ‘live’ music and a riverside dining enclave.

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The company send its customers on surprise trips – the destinations are only revealed at the airport.

#5: Zelia Leong, Co-Founder of Anywhr

After getting tired of recycled holiday ideas, Zelia Leong started Anywhr. Anywhr lets customers enjoy authentic travel experiences, and be a traveller instead of a tourist. The company send its customers on surprise trips – the destinations are only revealed at the airport.

Destinations are curated personally for customers, based on their preferences such as where you have been, or do not want to visit.

Read the article here.

 #6: Hazel Kweh, Founder of Bloomback

BloomBack utilises an online ecosystem to bring together florists, consumers as well as beneficiaries on a single platform for unique, quality floral products and services.

It was founded with the purpose of providing marginalised communities, especially women, with specialized skills in floral arrangement to become florists and thus creating income opportunities.

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Hush TeaBar a social movement to bring the deaf and hearing together to encourage experiential inclusion, with a cup of tea.

#7: Anthea Ong, Founder of Hush TeaBar

Andrea Ong is Founder of Hush, Singapore’s first roving Silent TeaBar and started as social experiment in October 2014. It is a social movement to bring the deaf and hearing together to encourage experiential inclusion, with a cup of tea.

The idea behind Hush is that it breaks down walls with silence and reflection and introspection.

Read the article here.

Written By

Liyana is a Co-Founder and Editor of LadyBoss. She is also Co-Founder of Anagram Group, a corporate training company which serves over 100 MNCs and government clients in Singapore, Asia, and the UK. Prior to Anagram, Liyana was Head of Communications for Singapore's largest foreign chamber, and Content Editor of Singapore Business Review. Outside of work, Liyana enjoys travel and spending time with her husband and boy-girl twins.

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