BoardAgender Singapore: Thursday 24 July 2014, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Overcoming assumptions that act as barriers to cultural diversity and gender equality
Venue: SCWO Centre, 96 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187967
This event is sponsored by Telstra
Co-chairs Laura Hwang and Junie Foo open this prestigious event for Singaporean and expat leaders who are interested in how gender equality in the boardroom and senior management can improve growth and business performance.
BoardAgender is an initiative of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) and is endorsed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development in Singapore. It aims to provide a forum in Singapore to facilitate a greater awareness and understanding of the benefits of gender balanced business, and the advancement of more women into senior leadership roles and the boardroom.
Author, MD of growthcurv and former Executive Director of Shook Lin & Bok, Pamela Young, will explore the ongoing and highly-sensitive issues of gender equality and present a framework for speeding up the pace of change.
Pamela will share:
- her personal journey, highlighting how she adjusted her own assumptions throughout her career and why these moments became life changing
- how you can contribute to changing the assumptions of your nation or organisational cultures to remove barriers to gender equality
- three Australian-based case studies that illustrate strategies used to boost female numbers in senior management by Woolworths, McDonalds and Ernst & Young. Each case is detailed in her book Stepping Up.
Pamela advocates that social change is necessary to achieve sustainable diversity in the current business environment and that diversity in leadership is vital to properly preparing our workforces to operate effectively in the Asian region. She says we will struggle to take advantage of the high growth rates available if we continue to limit the participation of some segments of our economies.
Pamela's book Stepping Up details how we can remove barriers to productivity and realise diversity in leadership.
This event is sponsored by Telstra. Amanda Duggan, General Manager, Corporate Development of Telstra International Group and International Diversity and Inclusion Leader will travel from Hong Kong to represent Telstra and join the panel discussion.
Who is this event for?
This event is open to leaders and managers interested in building gender equality: male and females leaders, BoardAgender's 100 Champions, members and non-members are all invited to attend.
Cost: $50.00 for BoardAgender members, $70.00 for guests and non-members.
Inquiries: to Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org or +65 6571 0199
Register your interest on the BoardAgender website.