Ensuring financial well-being of women

Protection against uncertainties a priority

Ms Ellen Aw Yeong learnt the basics of financial and budget planning when she joined Prudential. She now saves at least two-thirds of her monthly earnings and most of it will go into investments.
Ms Ellen Aw Yeong learnt the basics of financial and budget planning when she joined Prudential. She now saves at least two-thirds of her monthly earnings and most of it will go into investments. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Insurance industry executive Ellen Aw Yeong was only 27 when she joined British insurer Prudential's Singapore office as a financial consultant in 1980 but that early start put her well on the road to financial independence.

Six years after her first position, she became Prudential's first female agency leader here.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 10, 2019, with the headline 'Protection against uncertainties a priority'. Print Edition | Subscribe