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Highs & Lows of Being a Woman Founder in Southeast Asia

Hosted by Iterative
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About Event

In collaboration with Uncommon, Iterative is hosting a virtual panel event to support women founders of Southeast Asia.

We think it's important for women to come together to share their triumphs and challenges - expect candid conversations, practical advice, and honest sharing on what it means to be a woman leader. For women founders, by women founders.

This virtual panel event features 4 women founders of Iterative:

We'll cover key topics, from fundraising as a woman founder to managing stress, expectations and double standards.

If you're a woman founder, whether new to the startup world looking for advice or a veteran looking to connect with other women, this event is for you.

This event is part of Women Founders Month for Iterative. Learn more about other events and initiatives you can participate in.


This is a panel event, moderated by Sylvia Yin. She'll be speaking to a panel of amazing women founders for the first 40 minutes. The remaining time will be for audience Q&A.

Event Details

Date: Thur 30 Nov
Time: 6-7pm SGT
Location: Online, via Zoom

About the Speakers

Sylvia Yin is a founder and a B2B Customer Success professional at heart, combining her experiences from both worlds to support a growing portfolio of founders. As a founder at Omnilytics, one of the first B2B SaaS startups in SEA, she led operations across 80+ people and has experience in all founder challenges, including hiring, firing, fundraising and founder burnout.

Yolanda Lee is the founder and CEO of Uncommon, Asia's first private leadership network for the next generation of female leaders. Prior to this, she led the international consumer partnerships team across Asia Pacific and the Middle East at Deliveroo, building its corporate solutions offering as the Head for Business. She also worked in Africa as the Regional Partnerships Manager for Uber, as well as the Regional Managing Director at HelloFood under Rocket Internet.

Steffina Yuli is the Chief Business Officer at Kipin. Kipin is a disruptive edtech solution that helps millions of teachers and students learn… even where there is no internet. Kipin has been backed by the Ministry of Education, MIT Solve, HolonIQ, Intel, Amazon, World Summit Awards and many more. With over 500,000 downloads and a Youtube community of 340,000 teachers, Kipin is one of the largest enablers of digital learning in rural areas in Indonesia. Steffina is a Forbes 30u30 Asia awardee, Yale University graduate and a published children’s author. She is formerly from Boston Consulting Group and Tokopedia and is currently based in Jakarta.

Vivien Bresson is the Co-Founder and CEO of Scarlett Panda, an innovative platform harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to craft enchanting and personalized reading experiences for children. Vivien is also the Co-Founder of Incremento, a leading management consulting firm known for its strategic insights and transformative impact on businesses. With her dedication to the fields of technology and management, Vivien is shaping the future of education and business, one innovation at a time. She's also a mother - her daughter, Scarlett, was the inspiration behind Scarlett Panda.

About Iterative

Iterative was founded for founders, by founders. Iterative's mission is to increase the GDP of Southeast Asia through entrepreneurship. To do that, we need to (1) make entrepreneurship more accessible to more people and (2) give founders the tools and support to be successful. As part of this mission, we run events like this to help founders solve their biggest problems.

Since Iterative started in March 2020, we have raised $163M across two funds, invested in 65+ companies, 120+ founders and the total value of Iterative companies is now worth $1.2 billion.

Iterative is actively accepting applications to our accelerator program. No fees, an upfront investment of USD $150,000 or $500,000, and 3 months of targeted support from experts and visiting partners. Join our event to learn more!

About Uncommon

Uncommon is a private network for female leaders.

Applications now open:

As we face one of the greatest shifts in the workplace since the Industrial Revolution, Uncommon is designed to prepare female leaders to lead in the future of work - one that is more authentic, connected and purposeful.

Members who are accepted are matched into a Core Group - an inner circle of 8 female leaders who serve as an advisory board - and meet at a cadence with a certified executive coach. They can then tap into community-wide masterclasses, iconic speaker series and intimate, curated networking opportunities.

We witness how a vetted, supportive community bridges the gap between knowledge and action and ensure lasting, effective change where it matters most.