Spotlight is an interview series where we proudly illuminate the captivating stories of remarkable women from diverse backgrounds. With each instalment of Spotlight, our mission is to consider the path ahead, weaving together narratives of triumph, sharing invaluable guidance, and igniting a resounding call to women everywhere, urging them to seize their aspirations with unwavering ardor and relentless determination.
Welcome to an insightful interview with Serene Ong, the visionary founder of Phoenixus, a dynamic women's network for executives committed to empowerment and leadership. In this conversation, we delve into Serene's unwavering commitment to fostering a thriving community of senior female leaders, her innovative strategies in supporting the next generation, and Phoenixus's impactful initiatives in advocating for gender equality and uplifting underprivileged communities. Join us as we explore the inspiration and dedication behind Phoenixus, a beacon of empowerment in the corporate landscape, led by the passionate and accomplished Serene Ong.
My introduction to Serene was a serendipitous encounter in late July, and within a mere three weeks, we seamlessly collaborated to create a captivating panel segment for the Phoenixus' official launch on August 8th. Together, as co-hosts adorned in Wolf and Byrd styles alongside our esteemed panelists, our collective energy set a memorable tone for the event.
From the very first conversation, Serene's vision resonated profoundly with me, weaving seamlessly into the fabric of both my personal and professional aspirations. Her narrative, as an accomplished mother of six, left me in awe of her extraordinary accomplishments, a testament to the modern woman Wolf and Byrd proudly represents. Serene's journey exemplifies the intersection of professional excellence and personal fulfilment.
Having had the privilege of attending multiple Phoenixus events, each characterised by a rich blend of education, connectivity, and a touch of luxury, I found a perfect alignment with the ethos of Wolf and Byrd. Serene, in her role as a leader, serves as a beautiful example of how mutual belief and support among women can foster thriving ecosystems within the business world.
Recently, Serene extended a significant invitation for me to moderate a panel at the Phoenixus Women of Impact Extravaganza—an entrepreneurial milestone that I am sincerely grateful for. Serene's dedication to nurturing the next generation of businesswomen and leaders is executed with unparalleled grace and generosity, a testament to her commitment to giving back and living a purpose-driven life.
As our professional journey continues, I eagerly anticipate more collaborations with Serene in the future, confident that our shared endeavours will contribute to the empowerment and success of women in the business landscape.
Read the full interview below. You can find Serene on LinkedIn.
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