National Committee for UNIFEM Singapore
Pia Bruce has spent most of the last decade working towards women’s empowerment and gender equality in Asia. As the Executive Director of the Singapore Committee for UN Women (formerly UNIFEM) for over eight years before taking on a new advisory role, she has been heavily involved in multiple initiatives that provide women and girls with access to education, economic independence and a life free of violence and abuse. Pia is also passionate about investing is women, and spending a share of her time with Angels of Impact, supporting women led social enterprises in the region. Previously, she was on the founding team of Aidha, a micro-business school for foreign domestic workers in Singapore, preparing migrant women to start small successful businesses in their home countries to support their families. Before that, she managed the Citigroup-INSEAD Financial Education Exchange as an INSEAD employee, in the process contributing to financial education on the ground in the Asia-Pacific region. A Swede transplanted to the tropics, Pia holds a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard JFK School of Government, and spent years working in management consulting in Europe and the US before moving to Asia to continue pursuing her passion for non-profit and development work.