10 Elite Businesswomen to Watch in 2023


Alexander PR Group Pte Ltd

Marie Alexander

We can launch a PR campaign in any country. The majority of our campaigns take off in multiple countries at the same time.

Loft1 Studios

Daniela Baumann

Daniela Baumann is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and the director of Global Woman Club Dubai. She is also the owner of Loft1 Studios, a poledance-studio chain with locations in Zurich and Basel. In this interview, she shares her inspiring journey as a business owner and how she supports women in their personal and professional growth.

AI Asia Pacific Institute

Kelly Forbes

Kelly Forbes has always believed that international cooperation and justice play a critical role in resolving global challenges. She has completed her Bachelor of Laws dissertation on the role of international law in advancing both elements. Artificial intelligence (AI) and how to govern its potential risks is a global challenge. AI is transnational; it crosses borders. Being a dual-qualified lawyer has served Kelly a significant advantage in working on these international challenges, where knowledge of the laws and regulations of multiple jurisdictions is required to build the necessary governance for AI.

R3i Group

Leesa Soulodre

Leesa Soulodre is General Partner at R3i Group. Born in Australia, she grew up with an analog childhood and a digital adulthood. As a serial entrepreneur, Leesa has spent her life on the frontiers of DeepTech pioneering, digital transformation, and innovation. She has served over 400 multinationals and a global network of startups in 19 sectors across Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and the Americas.

The Staff Room

Lisa Smith

The Staff Room is a human resources management company. It began its operations in the year 2000.  It is an award winner with many nominees and awards from around the world. It specializes in policies and procedures, WSIB, health and safety, employment and termination packages, recruitment and selection for existing clients, reference checks, onboarding, strategic organization, and restructuring, helping with what they need versus what they want.  Advanced HR was launched this year in 2023 which has bundled HR services that help all-sized organizations that know what they want and need pick what is best for them. In an interview with Elite X, Lisa Smith gives us information about how The Staff Room conducts its operations.

The Only International

Veronica Bay

Veronica Bay was always a lover of luxury and traveling. She enjoyed the finer things in life and had a passion for creating unique experiences. It was this passion that led her to found The Only International in 2018, a luxury concierge service catering to the needs of high net worth individuals (HNWIs).

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