Tin Pei Ling: Failing Forward
Member of Parliament, Marine Parade GRC (27 May 2015)

About the Talk

"Because in life, the question is not if you will have problems, but how you are going to deal with them. Stop failing backward and start failing forward!" – John C Maxwell

Politics is not easy: it can be arduous and harsh; it demands individual sacrifices.  But young people need to take part in politics, to have a say about how the country is run, and to help build a better future. So, how can we encourage young people to participate, and deal with the challenges of politics?

At the watershed 2011 General Elections, Tin Pei Ling who was fielded as a candidate for the Marine Parade GRC, unfortunately plunged into the center of a firestorm. She became the subject of character assassination by many in the social media space – for her youth, inexperience and perceived lack of maturity. She was 28 years old.

Fast forward to 2015: with almost four years of experience under her belt, the former Senior Associate from Ernst & Young looks back on her tumultuous journey as the youngest elected Member of Parliament in Singapore.

We ask Tin Pei Ling the questions: how do we fail forward and soldier on in the face of detraction? How do we posture ourselves to survive a crisis and come out the better for it?   

We welcome you to join Tin Pei Ling as she explores issues of overcoming adversity, mission renewal, and the challenge of juggling the new role of motherhood.


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