The Singapore Tatler has published its key learnings from the first Bumble Bizz Summit, which took place last month in Sydney, Australia.
The event featured talks and panel discussions with a variety of inspirational female leaders from the world of business. They included Jen Atkin, one of the most influential hairstylists in the world, who has previously worked with the Kardashians, Bella and Gigi Hadid, and Jennifer Lopez.
Bumble hoped the event would continue to empower women to make the first move in every aspect of their lives, and boost the entrepreneurial spirit of everyone in attendance.
It also presented the six winners of the first APAC pitch competition with $5,000 to help fund their startups.
Chong Seow Wei from the Singapore Tatler noted that some of her takeaways from the event were to build an authentic brand, work with smarter people and respect everyone inside your organisation.
Attendees were also encouraged to be open to making mistakes. Director of Sweaty Betty PR Roxy Jacenk explained: “I actually don’t like the word ‘fail’. Every move you make is a learning curve. It’s a mistake, not a failure because it helps you to put better systems in place and teaches you something such that you can do better next time.
“So when I look back now, I don’t believe I’ve encountered any failures, just lessons that have made me a better businessperson than before.”
Elsewhere this week, Whitney Wolfe Herd’s social app released a promotional video featuring basketball players from the LA Clippers.
Montrezl Harrell, Patrick Beverley, Landry Shamet, Mfiondu Kabengele, and Terance Mann all shared their best pick-up lines and gave advice to people who might be worried about going on a first date.
The NBA team have been partnered with Bumble since March 2018 to promote gender equality. The brand’s logo, known as an “empowerment badge”, is featured on the front of the Clippers’ jerseys.
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