About The New Savvy, Advisory Board & Team

The New Savvy is Asia’s leading platform that focuses on financial, investments and career issues for women. Our vision? Empower 100 million women to make smarter financial decisions.

The New Savvy aims to provide smart, modern and independent women meaningful conversations, content and events that are relevant, practical and interesting.

Women have different needs from men and can benefit from unique financial advice. 41% of women are intimidated by finance and do not invest. Information available can be complex, technical and often, exasperating. We simplify the process to save you time and efforts, by providing dedicated insights that are fast, fun and easy to understand.

The New Savvy advocates greater awareness and healthier financial habits to women.

Grow your personal and professional knowledge together with us now! First, join our mailing list to receive quality advice specially delivered to your mailbox.

Find out how women and men differ financially or start by reading the fundamentals.

Curious to know how much you need for retirement? We created a special Retirement Calculator to help you!

Meet The New Savvy Team

The New Savvy Founder - Anna Haotanto

Anna Haotanto, Founder

Anna Haotanto’s Full Bio

Anna Haotanto is the CEO of The New Savvy and Director at Tera Capital, a private investment firm. Anna is the President of the Singapore Management University Women Alumni. She is part of the founding committee of the Singapore FinTech Association and heads the Women In FinTech and Partnership committee.

She is passionate about finance, education, women empowerment and children’s issues.

She was awarded “Her Times Youth Award” at the Rising50 Women Empowerment Gala, organised by the Indonesian Embassy of Singapore. The award was presented by His Excellency Ngurah Swajaya. She is part of LinkedIn Power Profiles 2017 for founders. She was nominated and selected for FORTUNE Most Powerful Women conference in 2016 (Asia) and 2015 (San Francisco, Next Gen).

Anna has been featured on CNBC, ForbesThe Straits Times, Reuters Money, Business Insider, The Peak Magazine, The Edge Singapore & Malaysia, INC, AsiaOne, The New Paper, Singapore Computer Society, Vulcan Post, e27, eFinancialCareersAsian Entrepreneur and Singapore Management University. She headlines the infocommercial for Lifetime Asia: What does a boss look like? with over 1.7 Million views.

She was the keynote speaker for ASEAN-China Young Entrepreneur forum.

Anna raised a six-figure funding for The New Savvy within 2 years of operation.  Previously, she has 10 years of experience in the financial sector and is currently a Director at Tera Capital. Her previous work experience includes positions at Citigroup, United Overseas Bank, a regional role in Business Monitor and a boutique private equity firm based in Shanghai. She graduated from Singapore Management University (Finance and Quantitative Finance).

Anna provides wealth management consultancy for selected clients and conducts workshops on personal finance. She regularly teaches and mentors children and adults on financial prudence and investments, facilitating their ability to be better informed when making financial decisions. Anna gives talks for organisations and is involved in various charities supporting women and children causes.

Anna earned her financial independence at age 28. However, she seeks meaning in focusing her entrepreneurial career on financial literacy as she firmly believes that continuous learning empowers people.

Read her Editor’s Note to find out more about her vision.

About The New Savvy, Advisory Board & Team

Carolyn Davis, Chief Operating Officer

Carolyn is the Chief Operating Officer of The New Savvy.
She has 37 years of experience ranging from corporates, small to medium enterprises and start-ups. A consummate professional, Carolyn was critical in growing the company by 3500%, increasing the revenue from US$10 million to US$350 million in 12 years.

Carolyn has an extensive history of company and people management. She is adept in finance matters, office administration, and production solutions. She is knowledgeable in handling overseas and local management, operations, finance, and trade facilities of the company.

Carolyn is experienced at running large scale events. She was vital to the success of “The Future is Female” conference with over 250 participants. She also handles partnerships and special projects. She is skilled in IT system and tech knowledge.
Carolyn was awarded an advanced certification in Letter Of Credit.  Carolyn has also a certification in SEO & SEM: Fundamentals to Internet Marketing.

She graduated from Marymount Convent School and was on the Alumni association until 2011.
Carolyn is an active volunteer for several charities and is looking to contribute to meaningful projects. In her free time, Carolyn enjoys cooking and feeding people as she believes that food is the source of joy!

 

The New Savvy -Natalie PringleNatalie Pringle, Hong Kong Chief Ambassador

Natalie is the Hong Kong Chief Ambassador of The New Savvy.
She relocated to Hong Kong from London in 2015 to establish the International division of a rapidly expanding Real Estate company which perfectly combined her interests in property, investment and growing new businesses.

With a degree in Law and a love for public speaking, she has always been focused on developing her knowledge and understanding of business as well as supporting and empowering those around her to push the boundaries of their capabilities and to become their best selves.

She believes very strongly in the importance of women being financially independent and having the resources to make informed decisions both personally and professionally. She consistently strives to support women both within her company and those that she encounters whilst attending entrepreneurial events in Hong Kong.

Whilst incredibly dedicated to providing an excellent service to her clients in the property industry, Natalie is careful to make time to get to the gym, train with her Dragon Boat team and can always be found with at least one motivational book on th

The New Savvy -Abigail WongAbigail Wong, Writer

Abigail is the Writer of The New Savvy.
She is a Singapore Management University 2nd year undergraduate specializing in Strategic Management. From Tampa, Florida, she possesses an International Baccalaureate diploma from C. Leon King High School and previously held the position of Treasurer of the King High School Division of the French National Honour Society and the Science National Honour Society.

She is currently acting as President of the French Cultural Club for SMU International Connections and as a Resident Advisor and Fire Warden for the SMU Residences at Prinsep.She is a Former Florida Science Olympiad Champion in chemical forensics and protein modeling, and former Health Occupation Student’s Association District Champion in clinical nursing.

In her free time, Abigail enjoys interacting and caring for animals. She has previously volunteered for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay as an Adoption Assistant.

The New Savvy -RizkhaRizkha Andriana, Social Media Executive

Rizkha Andriana, Social Media Executive of the The New Savvy
She is a recent graduate student of Murdoch University Australia majoring a double major in Web Communications and Marketing. Also holding a diploma in Audio Visual Technology in Ngee Ann Polytechnic,

She was a freelance video technician working for several conference programs and events. She is a firm believer that women are versatile assets in today’s advancing society.

She is currently expanding her skill set that includes valuing human connections by understanding the power of communication. She is passionate and a part of a series called The {} And Singapore which has a channel on YouTube called The Skin Deep.

She appreciates music and art and during her free time, she enjoys immersing herself in her Spotify playlists.e go.

The New Savvy -Joanna TanJoanna Tan, Writer

Joanna is the Writer of The New Savvy.
She is a year 4 undergraduate from the National University of Singapore, she is currently pursuing a double major in Sociology (Honours) and Communications and New Media (CNM).

Joanna was appointed an ambassador of her residential college, College of Alice and Peter Tan (NUS) and played an instrumental as an External Affairs Alumni Officer under the CAPT College Student Committee.

She also previously held the position of President of Guitarpella. A trained public speaker,

She has hosted multiple events, including the Kent Ridge Ministerial Forum 2017 with Guest of Honour, Minister for Manpower, Mr. Lim Swee Say. Committed to academic excellence, Joanna was awarded Dean’s List last semester (NUS).

The New Savvy -Tulsi DeviTulsi Devi, Content Writer

Tulsi is the Content Writer of The New Savvy.
She is a final year student at Temasek Polytechnic specializing in Marketing. She was the client presentation winner for The Cathay and Coca Cola for her projects on Advertising and Promotions and Sales and Accounts.

She is currently participating in the National Youth Gold Award and is a Temasek Foundation International Scale Scholar. She was on her school’s Director’s List for 2016/2017.

She firmly believes in the need for education and has displayed this with her academic achievements. She is passionate about issues regarding women, music, and sports. Her passion for music has led her to teach herself how to play the guitar and piano at a young age.

Being an avid fan of women’s football, she is actively pushing for its recognition in Singapore. This passion for football has led her to receive a scholarship from Hougang United and opportunities to play football for Home United FC and her school team.

The New Savvy -YanthyThamayanthy Rajendran, Community Manager & Editor

She is the Community Manager & Editor of The New Savvy.
She is a recent graduate from Monash University with a major in Journalism and minor in Gender Studies. In her final year of university, she was an active member of AIESEC, an international youth organization that focuses on creating a better world, and was chosen as the Third Year Representative of the Student-Staff Liaison Committee in her campus.

She has volunteered extensively with grassroots communities and is deeply passionate about education, children’s and women’s rights, mental health awareness and poverty alleviation.

A trained South Indian classical vocalist from The Temple of Fine Arts, She finds peace in singing. She has performed in various venues across Malaysia. Her favorite genres include Indian and Western classical, jazz, and ambient music. She is also a trained violinist.

She is a film junkie and takes pride in the fact that she can survive any horror film. She aspires to produce her own short films and documentaries someday.