Ms Georgette Tan
Asst. Honorary Secretary
Organisation: United Women Singapore (UWS)
Georgette Tan is President of United Women Singapore (UWS), a non-profit organisation advocating gender equality, women’s empowerment and focused on building the pipeline of future female leaders. UWS was previously known as the Singapore Committee for UN Women, and she served on the Executive Committee from 2012 to 2018 before being elected as President in 2018. She is co-founder of the award-winning Project Inspire initiative.
She currently sits on the board of BoardAgender, an initiative of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations, focused on increasing the number of women on boards. She is also on the Taskforce on Family Violence, which is co-chaired by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
Georgette was previously Senior Vice President, Communications at Mastercard, responsible for external and internal communications and Corporate Social Responsibility throughout the Asia Pacific region. She established Mastercard as a though leader through the development and promotion of Mastercard’s suite of research properties, which served as a benchmark for a myriad of economic, industry and consumer trends, including indexes which specifically measure women’s socio-economic advancement – the Mastercard Index of Women’s Advancement and the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs. She also spearheaded Mastercard’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts which focused on education and development programs to help empower women and children across the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to joining Mastercard, Georgette was Vice President of Communications at CNBC Asia and Dow Jones Asia, and also held Senior Communications roles at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board.
She was adjunct faculty lecturing Organisational Communications at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business at the Singapore Management University.
Georgette is a graduate of the National University of Singapore. She is married to William Adamopoulos and they have 2 daughters, Lianne and Zoe Anne.