FCCS CLUB EVENTS
Business Women Network Committee
Girl Rising Movie Screening
The French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, along with the Singaporean German Chamber of Industry & Commerce, was proud to invite its members to the movie screening of Girl Rising at Alliance Française. This event was supported by the association Room to Read (www.roomtoread.org), which transforms the lives of millions of children in the developing world by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising is an innovative film that spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances.
Around the world, millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not encounter, such as early and forced marriage, domestic slavery, gender violence
Each girl’s story is written by a renowned writer from her native country. These stories are narrated by celebrated actresses including Salma Hayek, Freida Pinto,
and discrimination. The reasons are manifold, ranging from cultural tradition to a lack of attention from policy leaders, as well as poverty, but the result is that girls are left behind.
and Meryl Streep. Girl Rising also features Liam Neeson, as well as original music from Lorne Balfe and Academy Awardwinner Rachel Portman. Suma from Nepal, one of the girls featured in this groundbreaking film is sponsored by Room to Read. Her story is narrated by film star Kerry Washington. After the screening, a panel discussion gave our 70 attendees a chance to interact with inspiring speakers from Room to Read and the FCCS Business Women Network committee, and to discuss the power of girls’ education in the fight against global poverty. F
Exclusive Women Fragrance Discovery Session As the year drew to a close, FCCS invited its women members to indulge in a bubbly Fragrance Discovery Session at Escentials@Paragon!
Escentials is a multi-brand beauty retailer that offers a unique selection of exceptional products, specially curated from contemporary and classic brands from
around the world, and where you can expect unparalleled personalised beauty services. During this Fragrance Profiling Session, participants were introduced to the world of perfumes and home scent products, and guided by an expert through an exciting olfactory journey. That exclusive evening provided the ideal opportunity for our 20 business women to consolidate their network in a Christmas atmosphere around champagne and sweet delights from PAUL Singapore! F
January 2014 issue of Focus magazine by the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore