CareNx Innovations

Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World is a joint initiative from the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard, to help young change-makers create a better world for women and girls in Asia Pacific.

Launched in 2011

to mark 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day & 25th anniversary of MasterCard Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

Secure funding

Project Inspire presents 18-35 year olds with a five-minute platform to pitch their inspired ideas, for the chance to win US$25,000 Grand Prize and/or US$10,000 Financial Inclusion Award grants.

Meet the Judges

Jasjit Singh

Associate Professor of Strategy

Yvette Oh

Executive Vice President, Market Development
Asia Pacific, Mastercard

Denis Usher

Managing Partner,
Mazars LLP, Singapore

Dorothea Guilland

Director, Bain Executive Network
Bain & Company

Anna-Karin Jatfors

Deputy Regional Director,
UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Relive the


Grand Finals




Our Alumni

Get Inspired

Media Release: Project Inspire Winners Announced

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Media Release CareNx Innovations from India Wins Global Competition Aimed at Empowering Women and Girls in Asia Pacific.  Singapore, 24 November, 2016: Three groups of young social entrepreneurs were awarded at…

Meet Cambodia’s Mighty Girls

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Written by Amra Naidoo Edited by Sing Suen Soon In Battambang, Cambodia, there is an organisation that provides girls as young as 14 with the chance to participate in the…

Living a Life off the Railway Tracks

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Written by Mariah Farzana Edited by Sing Suen Soon In Mumbai, there are 57,416 homeless people. Yet, approximately 200 homeless people are fortunate to have a roof over their heads,…