How Failure Can Be Good, According To Feisty Businesswoman Karen Tok

Every year, The Singapore Women’s Weekly shines the spotlight on 18 outstanding, powerful and high-achieving career women in the Great Women Of Our Time awards. Meet Finance & Commerce nominee, Karen Tok, Founder and Advisor of boutique recruitment agency ScienTec Consulting:

“Life sciences was a virtually non-existent industry in Singapore when I started out in 2002,” shares Karen who founded ScienTec Consulting, which specialises in recruiting executives the life sciences industry.

Building her company from scratch meant that Karen had to tackle all the challenges that young start-ups face head-on. This, after a lifetime of disappointments from being called a no-hoper in school to facing two successive retrenchments in her twenties. You can read more about how she turned failure into a stepping stone to success here.

Despite her challenges, Karen still managed to steer her company to profitability. Here, the dynamic mum-of-one shares her top entrepreneurial tips for success:

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The Great Women Of Our Time Awards 2018 is brought to you by main presenter, Lancôme, and presenter, PANDORA.