Meet the Project Inspire office team

Meet the Project Inspire office team

Behind the international competition, there’s a small but dedicated team who help make Project Inspire happen. Get to know the members of our office team…

Amra Naidoo
Role: Project Inspire team leader
Originally from: Zimbabwe
Moved to Singapore: April 2013
Favourite saying: “Life is too short and unpredictable not to live it exactly as you please.”
Currently listening to: “The song ‘Jubel’ by Klingande.”
Follow me on Twitter: @amranaidoo
Project Inspire… “embodies two areas I’m extremely passionate about—business and social issues. Project Inspire marries these two areas while consistently showcasing the truly inspiring motivation and ingenuity that youth around the world exhibit when working together to solve complex social problems.”

Soha Yassine
Role: All things related to international outreach
Originally from: Southern Lebanon
Moved to Singapore: July 2013
Favourite food: “I grew up in Los Angeles, so I love tacos.”
Most likely to: “Get choked up when I watch Beyonce’s performance from last year’s UN World Humanitarian Day.”
Follow me on Twitter: @SohFresh
Project Inspire… “represents a sustainable solution for the world we want our children to inherit. The traditional model of non-profit NGOs has seen limited success in the past but the convergence of business and social good is a more realistic and exciting model for ending poverty, disease, and injustice in the future.”

Rachel Lees
Role: Online content creator and media liaison
Originally from: Australia
Moved to Singapore: October 2013
Most likely to: “Reorganise the stationery cupboard.”
Currently listening to: “The latest Bruno Mars album, ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’.”
Follow me on Twitter: @lees_rachel
Project Inspire… “is a competition which literally changes women’s lives for the better. I’m inspired by our passionate team, and the creativity of the entries we’ve had in previous years. I can’t wait to see the brilliant concepts people come up with this year.”

Helena Day
Helena Douglas
Role: Partnerships and communications
Originally from: England
Moved to Singapore: November 2013
Most likely to: “Be planning my next vacation!”
Favourite saying: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
Follow me on Twitter: @helenadouglas
Project Inspire… “is important because great opportunities exist in the space where business minds meet the voluntary sector.”

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Chee Hui Ming
Role: Design and visual communications
Originally from: Singapore
Currently reading: “Douglas Coupland’s Shopping in Jail: Ideas, Essays and Stories for an Increasingly Real Twenty-First Century.”
Favourite TV series: “It’s a close race between Parks and Recreation and Parenthood!”
Follow me on Twitter: @cheehm
Project Inspire… “is exciting. The opportunity to be part of a team that helps amplify the reach and capacity of inspired social entrepreneurs from around the world is—aside from the US$25,000 prize—a priceless one.”

Veronika Knobova
Role: Communications and event photographer
Originally from: Czech Republic
Moved to Singapore: October 2013
Favourite saying: “Maybe we should eat something first.”
Most likely to: “Cook something… or think of a new skill I’d like to learn (then tell my family about it)!”
Project Inspire… “is a great opportunity for strong, spirited young people to start projects that will change the world we live in. For our team, it’s an authentic platform to help women find inspiration, share their knowledge, converse with like-minded people around the world, and source practical tips to realise their ideas.”



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