Regine Lai shares about her role as a leader and how she contributes differently as a Women to the growth of My-Insurer and Wellnex!
Regine, co-founder and Chief Growth Officer of My-insurer Pte Ltd and Wellnex, has more than 5 years in the insurance industry and 12 years in the business development. No stranger to the world of start-ups, Regine embarked on her first entrepreneurial venture in brand consultancy shortly upon graduation. She has developed a people focused business in retail, banking & finance and insurance for 17 years.
Talking about Fear of Failure, Regine said that Entrepreneurship or running a business is risky and entails the unforeseen: "No one goes into business with a guarantee of success. Fear of the known and the unknown is a major issue for women". She mentioned that male tends to be more skeptical of women capability in business.
Regine also shared that in business Women tend to face the greatest challenges in getting support, lacking to get the relevant connections to needing financial access or emotional support. While women may need mentors and sponsors to guide them, the support remains expensive, which force women to delay starting businesses.
The co-founder of Wellnex confirmed that Empowering a woman with knowledge is just the beginning of a long journey to business success. Life is a daily learning process where each day comes with new information. She added that women who strive and succeed are often shy about touting their accomplishments. They are afraid of being labeled as proud or boastful people. Humility is not shyness or timidity. Women need to stand by their success and let people around them recognize it.
Regine Lai mentioned that owning your success as a woman motivates you to work harder and achieve more in your business. It inspires the people around you. For instance, she said that Sheryl Sandberg has inspired women to come out and take a place in corporate boardrooms. Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama are among those who have motivated other women to work toward their entrepreneurial dream. Confidence is an essential part of prosperity and growth. When a woman leads, others follow.
Regine Lai concluded that every person irrespective of their gender has a different point of view which is why diversity critical: "If you need creative thoughts and ideas, you should maintain gender diversity at your workplace. You will find innovation and creativity at their peak while working with your team."
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