Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Come on ladies, 姐姐妹妹站起来!


I was happy to see the special supplement honoring the Enterprise 50 Awards 2010 winners. I like reading the success stories of these entrepreneurs and have blogged about it before.

This year, I am disappointed to see not one female face, not even one! There are so many businesswomen out there who are inspiring and most exemplary, yet none had made it this year. Surprising!

The winners run the gamut, from construction and engineering companies to restaurants and foodstuff manufacturers. The only common factor is, all the companies are run by men.

As a businesswoman, it only inspires me to work harder. Not that I aspire to be one of the winners someday (though it will be nice), I know there are enough dynamic women out there who will make the cut. Come on ladies, 姐姐妹妹站起来! (loosely translated into "Stand up sisters!")

10 comments:

Adelaide Dupont said...

I can see we women are going to have to work much, much harder.

Love the saying: "Stand up, sisters!"

Wen-ai said...

I look forward to seeing ur face someday as one of the winners! Jiayou!

waterlearner said...

Not in the papers does not mean not successful. A lot of times the features depend on the press angle the press can pitch.

Anonymous said...

Hello

I was wondering how Lucky is doing. Hope he's ok?

Have a good weekend.

Nick Phillips said...

I agree with WaterLeaner, not in the papers doesn't mean not successful. Look at the success you achieved :D

Blur Ting said...

Adelaide Dupont - Women have to do more multi-tasking, that is for sure!

Blur Ting said...

Wen-ai - Jia you already. Now fat fat! :-)

Blur Ting said...

Water - True...

Blur Ting said...

Anon - Thanks for asking. SPCA has looked into Lucky's case and advised the owner to improve his living condition.

According to SPCA, Lucky is being walked twice a day (not sure about that). Also, they have checked and found his leash to be long enough so he can stay in the porch, away from rain and the sun.

I've argued that a dog shouldn't be leashed up all day but I've been told that it is not an offence as long as the leash is of reasonable length.

I've friends who are keen to adopt him as long as the owner is willing to give him up. SPCA said they will ask the owner.

So, the situation is still status quo.

Blur Ting said...

Nick - I think men still dominate the business world in Singapore. When they showcase women entrepreneurs, it is always the same few that get featured over and over again!