Ms Yeo Miu Ean
Organisation: Women Empowered for Work and Mothering(WEWAM)
Ms Yeo Miu Ean is an accomplished champion of work-life harmony. Ean is the President of WEWAM (Women Empowered for Work and Mothering) which is a non-profit organisation she founded in 2011 to empower women to excel at work and in mothering, thus enjoying work-life success. WEWAM creates opportunities for working mums, stay-at-home mums and mums planning to return to work to learn about work-life harmony and brainstorm ideas on personal work-life effectiveness.
In 2012, Ean received Singapore’s Work-Life Excellence Leadership Award from the Tripartite Committee on Work-Life Strategy for her work in various roles and organisations that has contributed to work-life harmony. She is a pioneer in family life education and work-life harmony training. She is the developer of various WEWAM signature programmes such as ‘Women Empowerment Forum’, ‘Flexignition-Beyond Flexibility’ and ‘Empowerment for Work-Life Success’, which have been supported by the Ministry for Social and Family Development since 2011. WEWAM’s programmes and public education to equip attendees with strategies and solutions for work-life harmony have been well-received by thousands of participants. WEWAM gives free seats to support women with challenges including mums of children with special needs, widows and single mums.
The highlight for 2018 was the ‘Loving Mums Connect Forum’ when Mdm President Halimah Yacob was the Guest of Honour. The stay-home mums and mums planning to work discussed about concerns on their return to work and received tips on addressing challenges. WEWAM also started ‘Back to Another Future’ to empower stay-home mums on their first step for the return-to-work journey.
WEWAM is honoured to be accepted as a member of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations since 2011. Eam was elected to the SCWO Board in 2018. She has been the Chairperson for the SCWO IT Hub ad also a member of the Task Force on Ageing.
Ean is the Chief Success Officer of Charistal Pte. Ltd. – a company she incorporated with the belief that talent is the key to the success of an individual and an organisation. Charistal provides services in consultancy, training and coaching, specialising in work-life matters. She has over 30 years of experience in marketing, sales, training, management and regional operations while working in organisations including IBM, HP, and Employer Alliance. She has a Business degree (NUS), Diploma in Family Education (Edith Cowan University) and is a grandaunt (2020) for Master of Science Applied Gerontology (Nanyang Technological University).