March 8, 2024

Beyond Borders: Celebrating International Women's Day and Inspiring Change

Jeanette Cheah 🇦🇺🇲🇾🇺🇸
Beyond Borders: Celebrating International Women's Day and Inspiring Change

The theme for International Women's Day 2024, "Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress," resonates more strongly than ever. Here’s why…

The Female CEO:

Jeanette Cheah, co-founder and CEO of HEX.

Jeanette Cheah, co-founder and CEO of HEX, offers firsthand insights into navigating the challenges of the tech industry, particularly as a female CEO in the startup world. Her journey to the top, far from being easy, propels HEX's mission to empower the future generation.

“To increase the exponential intelligence of the global workforce through transformative education.”

Addressing the Issues:

Disparity in Decision-Making: Presently, 62% of parliamentarians and 93% of ASX 100 CEOs in Australia are men. This imbalance results in decisions that often marginalise or disadvantaged women across various aspects of life.

The Funding Gap: Despite their increasing presence and potential, women-led startups receive only 29% of funding compared to their male counterparts. This disparity impedes innovation and wastes valuable talent.

Barriers to Network: Women entrepreneurs frequently encounter challenges in building connections and securing mentorship from investors. These challenges could arise from self-doubt, stereotypes, or the lack of opportunities, putting them at a disadvantage and hindering their ability to connect with other professionals. 

Discover how HEX can help you bridge this gap with our Industry Network.

HEX International Singapore’s networking night.

Here’s how we #CountHerIn and #InvestInHer:

Support HER:

At HEX, we walk the talk. Actively supporting and collaborating with female leaders and organisations to break down barriers, HEXIE’s female founders have made impacts across various sectors – from EdTech, MedTech, STEM, FoodTech, Sustainability, Community, and more. 

Through innovative programs since 2017, HEX has supported over 1,700 women in launching their careers and startups, enabling them to live their dreams and make a global impact.

Educate HER:

We don't just educate girls; we empower them. Equipping them with tools to thrive, whether it's financial literacy, tech skills, or business know-how. Why? Because investing in a girl's education is one of the most powerful ways to create positive change, not just for her, but for generations to come. 

Imagine a world where girls are confident leaders, prepared to tackle any challenge. 

That's the future we're building!

Champion HER Voices:

Their voices hold power. 

By actively sharing the stories and achievements of women leaders, we're not just celebrating them; we're dismantling harmful stereotypes. Every accomplishment highlighted inspires others to recognise the immense talent and potential of women everywhere. 

Kayleigh S., HEX 3.6 and founder of Ohna.

Supporting women leaders isn't just about the here and now; it's about paving the way for a future filled with empowered girls who chase their dreams.

If you would like to chat more about how else we can work together to support the women of the future, send us a message and let’s connect.

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