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Be inspired by Crystal

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we profile some of honestbee’s female leaders, the game-changers who continually inspire us with their amazing work, all while juggling the demands of family.

Crystal Gonzalez is honestbee Philippines’ queen bee. As the General Manager for the Philippines business, Crystal has been instrumental in the success of expanding and growing the honestbee business. 

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StashAway Financial Talk

We can always do with a little help from the experts on matters surrounding budgeting, saving and investing  –  On 7 February 2018, StashAway’s CEO and co-founder, Michele Ferrario, took some time out of his busy schedule  to share his views on financial planning with honestbee Singapore staff. 

The talk, “Budgeting, Saving and Investing: What Your Financial Advisor Probably Has Not Told You” was well received as we were advised on how much we would need to retire comfortably, how much we would need to save in order to reach our goals, and some tips on choosing investment products wisely. 

honestbee’s Desmond K said of the talk, “this was a great learning session for me, a newbie to investing. It really helped me frame how I set and achieve goals, and gave me a better idea of how I can set up my investment portfolio.” 


Meet Yuan Qing, our Product Designer who builds dreams

Yuan Qing has been in honestbee since June 2015. His passion for building things began with his first Lego set and has continued and grown in his work in honestbee as a Product Designer. 

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Eye health talk

As part of our continuing efforts to provide honestbee employees with learning opportunities and educational information, we organised a lunchtime talk on 31 January 2018 covering the topic of eye health. This talk was jointly arranged by Citibank, whose representative, Mr. Andy Yeo, kicked off the session by sharing some of the credit card promotions that Citibank has to offer. 

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honestbee Media Luncheon

We are ushering in the good fortune of Chinese New Year a little earlier with our very first honestbee Media Luncheon for the year, held on 25 January 2018. Members of the media were invited down for a sumptuous lunch feast at the honestbee Singapore office, giving us a chance to get to know them a little better and share with them some of the exciting plans we have in store for the year.

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Turning knowledge into action – the 12 Zodiacs Seminar

On 17 January 2018, honestbee was treated to a lunch-time learning session courtesy of Standard Chartered Bank Singapore. This was the first Zodiac talk in our office and was led by celebrity speaker, Master Jacelyn Phang, from Feng Shui consultancy, Yuan Zhong Siu. Continue reading

Image consulting workshop in honestbee

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Meet Lily, our operations executive with the heart of gold

Lily Wang has been in honestbee since August 2015. She’s a passionate advocate of the power of social work and tirelessly applies herself to being a change-maker, providing positive social impact upon all the lives she touches. 

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Prometheus Meetup in Singapore

On Thursday 23 November 2017 we held the inaugural Prometheus Meetup in Singapore at honestbee in our Delta House office. It was an introductory session on Prometheus, an open source systems monitoring and alerting toolkit, the first session for the Prometheus meetup community in Singapore which will focus on the topic of monitoring modern cloud native infrastructure. The event was attended by about thirty individuals from the software engineering sector and hosted by Cloudflare Site Reliability Engineers together with honestbee DevOps Engineer, Vincent De Smet. Continue reading

Meet Ankita, our engineering lead who does it all

Ankita, or “Anki”, as she’s known to her family, has been in honestbee since July 2015. Besides being a passionate software engineer, she’s also a compassionate individual using her talents for good. 

What brought you to honestbee?

I was looking for a company with growth opportunities in technology. At that point, in the quaint honestbee office in Niven road, the small team was developing exciting things. I was actually sceptical but I felt that it would be a good move because it promised an exciting journey and I was interested to be a part of the company’s launch preparations. I actually felt like I had joined too late. The people who had joined before me had so much more context and seemed to know everything that was going on. After six months though, I felt like I had been here forever.

How would you describe honestbee?

It’s a company with some of the warmest and kindest people I’ve met. It has a very appreciative culture, giving credit where its due.  Obviously things have changed since the beginning when it was much smaller but the fast pace of the company has remained, although I like this speed in which we move.   Continue reading