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Singapore-based entrepreneur Grace Clapham has taken home Inspirational Leadership Award at the global 2014 Talent Unleashed Awards.
The awards were judged by Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, after combing through 600 entries from around the region to find the most innovative entrepreneurs.
Clapham beat 60 shortlisted candidiates to take home the award after being recognised for her achievements with her business community initatives, including Creative Mornings Singapore, She Says Singapore and Secret (W) Business.
She also set up an agency, Agent Grace, focused on Australian businesses entering South East Asia within the travel, fashion and lifestyle industries.
She is one of six winners going to the Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship in South Africa for a five-day entrepreneurship workshop.
Wozniak said Clapham is a great success story of a mission which identified a community need and effectively answered that need.
“Driven by internalising meanings of her own life, the quality of her developments came from her own needs. Now she fulfils that for others so that they can also develop their own potential. Sort of paying it forward,” said Wozniak.