Stepping Up goes to Singapore

21-25 July, 2014  -  Events listed below - all inquiries welcome

Pamela Young, author of Stepping Up, Managing Director of growthcurv (Australia), and former Executive Director of Shook Lin & Bok (Singapore), will present the research findings of her book to Singaporean and expatriate executives in the region at the following events:

Events listed below - register your interest now


Tuesday 22 July, 2014 - A Public Event
Executive Master Class
'How Country Cultures Impact Business Performance in Asia'

Workshop 1.00 - 5.00 pm
Networking cocktails 5.30 - 7.30 pm (see below)
10 Collyer Quay, #30-00 Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315

The workshop and cocktails are sponsored by ANZ and Herbert Smith Freehills 


  • The Master Class is for C-suite and senior executives of local or global businesses operating in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Author and global consultant Pamela Young will present the research findings and key recommendations of her book, Stepping Up, and provide opportunity for executives to share the cross-cultural challenges they experience and explore workable growth solutions.
  • Quotes from 100 leaders across the region are indicative of the challenges we all face in building cross-cultural capability to maximise regional business opportunities.
  • Early Bird discount of 10% - register now

REGISTER your place here


Tuesday 22 July, 2014
Networking Cocktails

5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
10 Collyer Quay, #30-00 Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315

This event is co-hosted by ANZ and Herbert Smith Freehills


ANZs Singapore CEO Vishnu Shahaney, and Herbert Smith Freehills Managing Partner, South East Asia, Michael Walter, will open this event and invite Pamela Young, author and Managing Director of growthcurv, to share her global journey and highlight the key findings of her latest research as presented in her book Stepping Up. Pamela's views are thought-provoking and inspiring, which is well suited to an after work function.

  • Attendees of the Master Class are invited along with guests of growthcurv, ANZ and Herbert Smith Freehills. 



Wednesday 23 July, 2014 
Presentation to AustCham Singapore
'Inside Business: Managing Diversity Through Linking Country Culture and Business Performance'

This AustCham event and networking cocktails are at the premises of Event Sponsor, Ashurst


Author and Managing Director of growthcurv, Pamela Young, is presenting the highlights of her book Stepping Up and share experiences from her global career to illustrate how we can build greater performance across the Australasia-Asia region by boosting cultural diversity.

Specifically she will demonstrate how important country culture is to developing competitive leaders and adaptive businesses in 2014.

  • This event is for members and guests of AustCham and invited guests of Ashurst. Non-members are also very welcome - see the registration page linked below.



Thursday 24 July, 2014
A presentation to BoardAgender's 100 champions, members and guests
'Awakening Assumptions: Key to Gender Equality in the Asian century.'

Time: 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Location: SCWO Centre, 96 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187967

This event is sponsored by Telstra


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.

Author and MD of growthcurv, Pamela Young, will explore the ongoing and highly-sensitive issues of gender equality and present a framework for speeding up the pace of change. She will share three case studies that illustrate strategies used to boost female numbers in senior management at 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. We will struggle to take advantage of the high growth rates available if we continue to limit participation of some segments of our economies.


Friday 25 July, 2014
Finsia Roundtable for Singapore Members

Two Workshops: 7.30 - 10.30 am and 11.30am - 2.30pm
Fullerton Hotel


  • On behalf of Finsia CEO Russell Thomas, Pamela Young, Managing Director growthcurv will lead roundtable discussions with Singapore-based members as part of a national Australian financial systems review chaired by David Murray AO.
  • The objective will be to gauge the readiness of Australia's talent to operate competitively in the Asia region and enable Finsia to support local companies to equip their staff with the necessary capability for the Asian century. Finsia also aims to use the knowledge gathered in these sessions to influence policy changes to support greater diversity in the sector.
READ MORE: More details of the research objectives and workshop format can be viewed here
REGISTER your interest with Angie Corkhill, Director, Member Relation's and Policy here