Carissa Yap is passionate about empowering women and closing the gender gap in the male-dominated industry of finance. Being raised by a single mother, she has witnessed firsthand that there are no limits to a woman’s capabilities when given the right opportunities and support. To enable her to achieve her goal, she is currently an undergraduate studying Finance and Economics at the National University of Singapore.
MY TIME AS MISS UNIVERSE SINGAPORE
Embarking on this journey as Miss Universe Singapore 2021 has been eye-opening and enriching. This journey has allowed me to meet so many liked-minded and empowered women from whom I have learnt many skills such as confidence, mindfulness and determination. I see everyday as an opportunity for me to grow myself and use my platform to help my community. I have also been able to grow my network and work with so many wonderful partners, sponsors and supporters and I continue to do my best to give back to them as well.
Nandita is working on causes such as supporting our migrant workers, sustainability and women empowerment.
She recently conducted a donation drive where household supplies, food and pandemic essentials such as masks and sanitizers were collected for our migrant workers here in Singapore. A total of 150 care packs were created and distributed to the migrant worker community in collaboration with It's Raining Raincoats.