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#26: Claire Chiang - The Woman Behind the Banyan Tree Resort Group

Misfits: Wisdoms with unconventional Singaporean

Release Date: 07/09/2017

“If you allow all these barriers and challenges around you to impact you, you’ll never walk out of the house and have terrible mental health. So, get over it.”
– Claire Chiang

Claire Chiang is the co-founder of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts.

She was the Singapore's Woman of the Year (1999).

She was the first of two women who to break the long-standing tradition of an all-male member of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI).

Claire is the chairperson of the Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund, the Shirin Fozdar Program and the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS).

She occasionally contributes to and leads various committees in the Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, National Arts Council and Raffles Girls’ Secondary School.

In this conversation, we spoke about

  • How to deal with the "glass ceiling"
  • How to be a mum while running a business
  • What Claire learnt from the study of Sociology
  • and much more!

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I do.