Liyana is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Gimmie, a Silicon Valley and Singapore venture-backed marketing CRM company founded in 2012.
She is passionate about technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, and women empowerment. Outside of work, she enjoys working with non-profit organizations championing those causes. She has been an early board advisor for the Singapore chapter of a large, global non-profit organization Girls in Tech, where she served for three years as well as the UN Women Ambassador in STEM for the girls2pioneers.org initiative since 2014. Recently she came on board to contribute to 'jungle innovation' social enterprise Hotel Orangutan, on behalf of the owner, DBS CIO Neal Cross, to aid in its mission to empower local indigenous people capacity building and wildlife conservation efforts in Sumatera, Indonesia.
As a technologist, entrepreneur, and activist, Liyana has been invited to speak on her areas of expertise and share her experiences multiple times in the region. She is also a twice TEDx speaker, twice member of the judging panel for NUS-DBS Social Venture Challenge in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Her background has also earned her the youngest member of the New Science Centre Committee, and more recently, also a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Shapers Community in Singapore.
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