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A Society for All.

TomoWork envisions a society where equitable employment for all is a norm.

To leverage on diversity in the workplace, TomoWork has been working closely with our valuable partners to build an inclusive learning environment where Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) & Students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) could explore and sharpen their talents to better prepare for the Future of Work.

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Our Mission

Achieving equitable employment & training opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and Students with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

What We Do

Having a diverse workforce is now a business necessity, but unlocking the hidden potential of such a workforce has its challenges. By empowering Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) & Students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) to fully demonstrate their skills, TomoWork aims to bring the differently-abled community, private & public sectors together to tackle these challenges.

We have designed & delivered several high-impact programmes to equip the community with critical professional experience & the right skills to achieve gainful employment. Not only embarking on a journey of greater self-discovery, our participants also build a strong support system to motivate each other & channel positive energy to overcome adversities. Since our commencement in late 2019, we have grown our diverse community to more than 100 graduates.

Why TomoWork

Tomo means ‘friends’ in Japanese, representing our ideals of a close-knit community consisting of people with Sensory & Physical Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) & Dyslexia with a common goal to secure gainful employment. 

TomoWork is a place where respect, patience & mutual support are highly valued & seen as integral to make these ideals a reality.

Meet Our People

Board of Directors

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Joel Leong

Chair of TomoWork

With his vast experience across industries as Chief Financial Officer of several listed companies & General Manager of the North East Community Development Council under the People’s Association, Joel steers TomoWork to achieve its strategic objectives of better serving the communities. 

He was conferred the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) in 2019 for his contributions and service in the public sector.

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Yvonne Huang

Board Member

Yvonne is an experienced professional in the learning space in Asia. She was previously a Curriculum Director for corporate leadership and innovation & also a Senior Trainer in corporate effectiveness programmes based on mindfulness. With her passion in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) leadership & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Yvonne leads programme experience curation for the TomoWork community to successfully thrive in the Future of Work.

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Mike Momota

Board Member, Chief Executive Officer

Having 20 years experience in corporate planning, strategy, digital transformation & inclusive social innovation enabled Mike to turn his passion to build an inclusive society where everyone can achieve their fullest potential into a reality. He co-founded TomoWork in 2021 & has spearheaded several high-impact programmes. To date, TomoWork has completed 5 programme runs.

Executive Team

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William Wong Woei Luen

Chief Operating Officer

William brings with him 11 years of experience working in various leadership positions, allowing him to hone his business acumen in different functions; strategy development & implementation, operations, marketing, and talent management. With a proven track record of slingshot organisations in challenging environments, William is confident to grow TomoWork in creating greater impact for Singapore & beyond.

During his free time, he volunteers in the community to champion various causes such as active youth citizenry, helping the disadvantaged move out of poverty and fostering a more disabled friendly community. He was also conferred the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) in 2019 for his contributions and service in the public sector.

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Masako Yanagiya

Director of Finance, HR & Governance

Being well-versed in HR, accounting, and governance with over 15 years experience, Yana was the driving force behind TomoWork’s establishment in Singapore. She was previously stationed in the London Representative Office managing HR & general affairs. With her passion in well-being & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), she constructs TomoWork’s inclusive learning environment where diverse participants could learn safely & effectively.

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Kazu Iwaguchi

Director of Marketing & Communications

With over a decade of experience in corporate communications and partnerships across numerous industries, as well as the launch of new products, Kazu leads marketing and communication with potential and existing partners, while also contributing to the A.B.L.E. inclusive ecosystem expansion.

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Pepper See

Programme & Social Innovation Manager

Bringing 8 years of expertise as a creative director and a passion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Pepper builds inclusive and accessible brand and user experiences at TomoWork. She delivers programmes to support businesses in their DEI journeys, as well as students with Special Educational Needs in their professional development learning. 

Pepper volunteers as a running guide with an inclusive running club in Singapore in her spare time.

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