Women's Forum  Singapore 2024


Jeevi Pillai

The DARE Platform

Founder, Sport Psychologist, Afrodance Fitness Instructor


Jeevi supports people on their physical and mental journey through dance - African Dance Fitness. With her decade-long experience as a dance fitness instructor, Jeevi founded Afrowithjeevi. Within Sport Psychology, she has supported athletes across sports including Sailing, Netball, Gymnastics, Silat, Kayak, Fencing, Shooting, and Trampoline maximising performance and wellbeing in both major competitions such as the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) and everyday training. Jeevi uses evidence-based interventions for both team and individuals, as well as the ecosystem around the athletes such as coaches and parents. An accredited Sport and Exercise Psychologist with BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Science), and her own involvement in sport such as Netball and marathons, Jeevi has a strong focus on connection, recovery and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) within the sporting context - this led to the birth of The DARE Platform. She has also published in various journals and is currently investigating youth athletes’ transitions in sport with Deakin University.

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Impact Hub (Discovery Space)
Jun 19, 2024
3:45 PM4:30 PM

From Shadows to Spotlight: The evolving status of women in arts and sports

Iris Cordoba MondejarGSIC Powered by MicrosoftGeneral ManagerJen GohThe Majurity TrustManager, Advancement and PhilanthropyJeevi PillaiThe DARE PlatformFounder, Sport Psychologist, Afrodance Fitness InstructorKim TayThe ArtlingGallery Director/Co FounderAlice Yu YueboMama on PaletteFounder and President
Through time, women athletes and artists have gained a place in their industries bringing their creative flavour and abilities to the attention of the big public. However they are still less paid, less recognised by institutions and they have less leadership roles in these cultural fields. What are some of the barriers women are facing in the arts and sports industries? What is holding them back and what can we do push forward?