E1: Happy Father's Day


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Esther Wojcicki

Author, educator and the mother of the
CEO of YouTube
and Founder & CEO of 23andme

17 June 2021

8pm - 9:30pm

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What is unParent?

unParent is a series of online fireside chats on parenting live-streaming to you starting June 2021.

In fact, it is more than a web series.
It is a movement.

Our team is made up of a group of parents, parents-to-be, grandparents and allies excited to move the world onto the next level of better parenting.

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and the awakening effects it brings, we are inspired to nudge in brand new ways of raising the latest generation of human beings, and push out the irrelevant, the outmoded and, especially, the unhelpful.

Arianna Huffington
Founder of Huffington Post
Thrive Global

Parenting in our digital age is a brave new frontier, fraught for both parents and children. But as Esther Wojcicki—beloved teacher, parent, and writer whose work I’ve long admired—shows, modern parenting can be a joy instead of a constant struggle. Esther Wojcicki is leading a revolution not only in how we prepare our children to succeed, but how we nurture the health and well-being of parents across the world. How to Raise Successful People shows us how to be our best so our children can be their best.

Marc Benioff
CEO of Salesforce
Bestselling author of Behind the Cloud

Every industry is clamoring for more innovators, more creative leaders who can solve problems with intelligence and a strong sense of social responsibility. Esther Wojcicki knows exactly how to instill these values in our children. We need her insights now more than ever.

Laurene Powell Jobs
Founder of Emerson Collective


As a teacher, Esther Wojcicki was brave enough to challenge conventional teaching, understanding that students need to be active participants in their own learning. As a parent, she innately understood how to foster responsibility, self-reliance, and fearless creativity in her daughters. Esther’s mix of practical wisdom and inspiration will be a prized resource for anyone raising the next generation to live with purpose and unlimited potential.”

Read: The wojcicki family featured on
Time magazine


Super Family Super Siblings

On another university campus, far from the Srinivasans in Kansas, Esther Wojcicki was having a pool party. Her husband Stan was chair of the physics department at Stanford, and they regularly hosted barbecues for students and their families. Their daughters Susan, Janet and Anne would interrogate the guests about theoretical physics when they weren’t busy passing hors d’oeuvres or throwing each other in the pool.

Susan is now the CEO of YouTube, Janet is a professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at the Uni­versity of California, San Francisco, and Anne is a co-founder and the CEO of genetics company 23andMe. When they show up for breakfast in their childhood home on Stanford’s campus, each wears a shirt that belongs to one of the others. (“I just buy three of everything,” says Anne, universally acknowledged as the best shopper of the bunch.) They immediately start mocking Anne for bringing her own kale to breakfast, mimicking Janet’s high school cheerleading routine (Anne knows it by heart) and passing around a video of Anne dancing in a hula skirt on a family vacation. “When you have three girls together, it was already a party,” Janet says. Read more here.






17 June

8:00pm - 9:30pm

E1: Happy Father's Day



★ The Modern Family - Where's Dad?

★ Mistakes Are Friends - How to help your kids make them

June is the month to honour one of the the most important figures in our life - our father. And Father's Day is celebrated worldwide to recognize the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children.
The unParent team is pleased to introduce to you for this very special month our panel of active parents and well-respected parenting voices for our very first episode of the unParent Fireside Chats.

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Esther Wojcicki

Author of How to Raise Successful People

Wojcicki is a leading American educator, journalist and mother. Leader in Blending Learning and the integration of technology into education, she is the founder of the Media Arts program at Palo Alto High School, where she built a journalism program from a small group of 20 students in 1984 to one of the largest in the nation. Wojcicki serves as Vice Chair of Creative Commons and has previously worked as a professional journalist for multiple publications and blogs regularly for The Huffington Post.


Esther has been intimately involved with Google and GoogleEdu since its inception, where she was one of the leaders in setting up the Google Teacher Academy and remains a guiding force.  

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Eric Wong

Chairman of Parents Support Group, Rulang Primary School

Eric Wong is a father of 2 amazing kids. He takes a forward looking approach to parenting, believing that the kids are growing up in a very different word that is constantly changing and thus, it is very important to see it with their eyes and partner with them in this wondrous journey together. 

Professionally, he is the managing consultant of The Talent Shark. His experience spans the various human resource functions such as HR information systems, business partnering, and talent management. He  currently sits on the advisory Board of the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) and Workbond, a tech startup in the Silicon Valley.

Jackie Barkham

Founder of Swallows and Amazons Kindergarten

Born in Hong Kong, Jackie Barkham grew up in England and moved to Singapore with her husband and one year old son in April 1999. Three children later, she felt she needed to do something entrepreneurial on her own. 
Jackie opened Swallows and Amazons Kindergarten in 2008. Swallows and Amazons is the name of a series of children’s books set in 1930s England. She approached the Arthur Ransome Society for permission to use the name, and they were delighted: they felt that the experiences of the child characters in the books – learning through adventurous, independent activity and sheer fun – were reflected in the principles being taught. Jackie has a BSc and an MBA. 

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Carol Loi

Co-founder of SGFamilies

Carol Loi is a digital literacy educator and a Fellow of Center for Media Literacy. She is also a certified mental toughness coach and a John Maxwell Certified leadership & family coach. She supports families and educators to enhance leadership and communication skills to nurture children & youth in an increasingly complex world.


She has served in the Singapore public service for over two decades, including the Singapore Economic Development Board, Ministry of Education and the Info-Communications Media Development Authority. She holds a Master in Business Administration from the Nanyang Technological University, specialising in technology & human capital management. She and her husband are raising two teenagers; Nicole Soh is her firstborn.

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Nicole Soh

Daughter, Student, Youth Leader

Nicole Soh is a final year student in a polytechnic, majoring in mass communication. Like her mother Carol Loi, Nicole Soh is also a certified mental toughness coach and a John Maxwell Certified leadership coach. She supports various organisations through her skills in media management for positive social impact. As an alumni of FamChamps, she is an active supporter in encouraging youths to strengthen family bonds.

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