Updated: Sep 12, 2019
Sponsored by Lloyd's of Asia | Lloyd's Offices, CapitaGreen | 8th March 2019
WiRE and Lloyd’s Asia hosted a networking breakfast and charity reception to celebrate International Women's Day. With the theme #BalanceforBetter, the event featured an inspiring
keynote speaker Ms Christine Amour-Levar, Co-Founder of HER Planet Earth and Founder of Women on a Mission (WOAM).
Christine shared her personal journey to inspire women, her numerous charity endeavours which support underprivileged women, her amazing all-women pioneering expeditions and her efforts for women’s leadership and empowerment. In closing, she encouraged business leaders to push for change and build a better balanced world together, with more equity and the right values at the heart of it.
This WiRE event raised funds for UN Women Singapore.
View event photos here.
About Ms Christine Amour-Levar
Christine Amour-Levar is a French-Swiss-Filipina Philanthropist, Adventurer, Entrepreneur, Author, Wife and Mother of four is a passionate advocate of women’s leadership and empowerment. Christine will share her career and personal story as well as key lessons learned from setting up 'Women on a Mission'(WOAM) and 'HER Planet Earth’ - two non-profit organisations she co-founded and founded in 2012 and 2017 respectively - to take all-female teams on pioneering expeditions to off the beaten track locations around the world as a way to support worthy causes. HER Planet Earth's primary objective is to raise awareness and funds for underprivileged women affected by climate change, while WOAM aims to support and empower women who have been subjected to violence and abuse.
These challenging expeditions involve trekking to remote places such as the Arctic Circle, Antarctica, deserts in the Middle East and Africa, and mountains in the Himalayas and Mongolia. They include the world's first crossing of the Danakil Desert of Ethiopia on bikes, the first stand up paddle board descent of rivers in the Kingdom of Bhutan, the first all-female team to join the migration of the Nenets reindeer herders of Siberia and the first all-female crossing of the Lut Desert of Iran on foot.
In January 2018, Christine and her team of six HER Planet Earth female mountaineers successfully summited two unclimbed peaks in Antarctica's Heritage range and named them Mount Gaia - ancient Greek for Goddess Earth - and Mount Malala, in honour of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.