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Suyin Tay

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Assistant Director (Bettr Academy), Bettr Group


Suyin Tay is the Assistant Director of the Bettr Group, an award-winning business  dedicated to changing lives through coffee. Bettr is Southeast Asia’s first B-corp, and advocates for sustainable workplace practices and increased accessibility of quality education by working with community, government and philanthropic stakeholders. Bettr uses holistic training programs— including mental, emotional, physical, and technical training—to support women and youth from economically and educationally oppressed backgrounds to launch careers in the beverage  industry and transform their lives. Her work in the Asia-Pacific region also includes serving as a curriculum design consultant for Generation, a non-profit founded by the McKinsey Social Initiative that connects education to sustainable livelihoods.. She previously worked for the Ministry of Education, where she taught history and English literature as a Subject Head. She is profoundly committed to the human condition and interested in how interdisciplinary solutions can generate long-term change.

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