National Day Special: LadyBosses Doing Us Proud

Majulah, LadyBosses!

As a Singaporean, it brings me immense pride to write this feature article on some of the outstanding LadyBosses that we have featured and interviewed.

Here is our list of 11 Singaporean LadyBosses who are doing us proud. They come from diverse industries – from lifestyle, to fashion, F&B and tech and all have 1 thing in common – determination.

Determination to be successful and make a difference to the entrepreneurship community.

Majulah, LadyBosses!

In no particular order ….


1) Pauline Ng, Founder and Managing Director of Porcelain

Pauline of Porcelain
Pauline of Porcelain

Pauline Ng, Founder and Managing Director of Porcelain is such a delight – bubbly, honest,  humble despite her successes – she has managed to turn her mother’s business into a thriving beauty chain.

Porcelain Spa opened in 2009, and hit $1 million in revenue in 2013 – a stunning achievement for 30-year-old Pauline, and her first foray into business.

To read the article, click here.

2) Rachel Lim of Love Bonito

Rachel Lim Love Bonito

Rachel of Love Bonito

Rachel Lim, co-founder & CEO of Love Bonito employs over 60 people across Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, Love Bonito is one of the most beloved home grown fashion label for ladies.

With over 90,000 followers on Instagram and 130,000 Facebook Likes, Love Bonito has not just a huge following online but also strong brand loyalty.

To read the article, click here.

3) Teo Peiru, Managing Director, La Belle Couture 

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Pei Ru of La Belle Couture

Teo Peiru runs La belle Couture, a market leader within the competitive wedding services industry. They have been in the market for 9 years and have helped over 2,600 couples to fulfill their dreams.

Employing over 18 staff, La belle couture counts high end hotels like Marina Bay Sands and Shangri-La among their partners.

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4) Brenda Kang, Founder of Revival Jewels

Brenda Kang Revival Jewels
Brenda of Revival Jewels

Having lived in US, Europe and Asia for 15 years, Brenda noticed that there was a lack of vintage jewellery options in Asia. Uninspired by most of the pieces in jewellery stores, Brenda decided to start Singapore’s first dedicated vintage jewels and objects business.

Brenda is no stranger to vintage jewellery, having spent 15 years in Christie’s as a jewellery specialist in New York, Paris, Geneva, Singapore and China. You can find highly coveted masterpieces from brands like Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co, Bulgari and more.

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5) Charlene Koh, Co-Founder and CMO of Paktor

Charlene Koh Co-founder Paktor
Charlene of Paktor

Charlene Koh, is the Co-Founder and CMO of Paktor (which means dating in hokkien dialect), a locally born dating app that has taken the region by storm with over 7 million users in South East Asia and Taiwan.

It’s an exciting time for Paktor as they have received a $10M Series B funding mid last year and looking to grow even more. The LadyBoss team managed to get a peek into Charlene’s entrepreneurial journey amid her busy schedule.

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6) Cheryl Gan, Managing Director of Mt, Sapola

Cheryl of Mt Sapola

Entrepreneur and Managing Director of homegrown aromatherapy brand Mt. Sapola, Cheryl Gan served the public as a civil servant for years before pursing her passion for essential oils.

Having accumulated certifications in herbal medicine, anatomy, physiology, and holistic healing, Cheryl is also a therapist, a certified trainer, and an international distributor.

Talk about wearing many hats! She also founded 365 days (home scent label), and Barn & Potter Holdings (production and manufacturing company).

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7) Chef Janice Wong of 2am: dessert bar

Janice Wong 2am Desserts
Chef Janice of 2am: Dessertbar

2am : dessert bar Chef Janice Wong has been busy. After opening Cobo House by 2am : dessertbar in Hong Kong in March, she opened Janice Wong Dessert Bar in Tokyo just 2 months later.

Janice loves experimenting and is known for testing the limits of dessert making, not just pushing boundaries in taste but presentation as well. She is also focused on curating ingredients from the day they were grown to the time they are presented to you, Cobo House will have a farm-to-table concept where the herbs and greens are either grown in the roof top garden or flown in from a farm in Japan.

To read the article, click here.

8) Cheryl Ou and Germaine Monteiro, of The Nail Social  

Cheryl and Germaine Monteiro, The Nail Social
Cheryl and Germaine Monteiro, The Nail Social

The Nail Social runs a vocational training & employment programme with several family services centres and social service agencies in Singapore. Its main aim is to provide women with an interest in the beauty industry with an opportunity to learn a professional skill that could increase their chances of gaining employment.

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 9) Sandra Koh, General Manager of Theresa Beauty

Sandra Koh
Sandra of Theresa Beauty

Starting from renting a humble two-bed treatment room from a hair salon in Ang Mo Kio, Theresa Beauty has grown to 8 outlets across Singapore and Malaysia. Mdm Theresa still likes to take a personal approach to her customers, she is still often seen in the salon, mingling with customers and sometimes even giving long-time customers her personal touch with her signature facial.

Sandra joined her mum in the business about 5 years ago and has been instrumental in revitalizing the brand with a new look and feel. She also conceptualized an aesthetic clinic and travels extensively to beauty centric countries like France, Italy, Hong Kong and South Korea regularly to gain inspiration and sourcing for new services.

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10) Lisa Tan, Owner of Ugly Cake Shop

Lisa of Ugly Cake Shop
Lisa of Ugly Cake Shop

Lisa Tan feeds the people of Singapore with delectable cupcakes and cakes in order to provide nutritious meals to hungry, underprivileged children in Timor-Leste.

Ugly Cake Shop is a social enterprise and does not believe in using artificial colouring, flavours, fondant or gum paste, yet their creations are simply delicious.

To read the article, click 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. She also advises SMEs on their marketing communications strategy through her communications consultancy, Anagram Communications. 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 baby twins.

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