To celebrate two decades of empowerment and our 20th Anniversary, The Weekly in partnership with PANDORA, zooms in on 20 fierce, focused and forward-looking women who and inspiring and encouraging others to reach their full potential. Welcome to 2020 Vision!
Women should be able to make sound financial decisions for themselves. That’s the belief that Anna Hoatanto has for the fairer sex.
“Empowerment to me means being financially secure and as a woman, it is having the choice and security to live the life I seek meaning in,” she explains. That’s part of the reason why she started The New Savvy, a web platform that provides resources for women to demystify issues to do with money so that they could save wisely for the future.
“I have always been fascinated by how money works. At a young age, I understood that I had to take care of myself and my family and that realisation sparked off my wealth-building path,” says Anna. The intrepid financier has 10 years of experience in the financial sector including wealth management, private equity, research as well as corporate and investment banking. But it was a keen observation during her Junior College days that cemented Anna’s vision for women.
“When I was in Hwa Chong Junior College, I did some volunteer work and noticed that most people are not financially savvy or prudent, especially women,” she recalls. “41 per cent of women do not invest as they are intimidated by finance and hence, not reaching their full potential.”
Anna believes if she can get women talk openly about the role money plays in their lives, the better off they’ll be for generations to come.
It’s wonderful being a woman because… we currently have innumerable opportunities and resources to break barriers and create history!
Anna took part in a photoshoot with us to showcase some of PANDORA’s latest offerings. Scroll through the gallery below to see what she’s wearing:
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