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International Women's Day with BritCham: Let's #PledgeforParity

#PressforProgress is the theme of International Women's Day 2018. BritCham’s Women in Business group is going even further with #PledgeforParity: Bridging the Pay, Performance and Potential Gap. We are proud to present a lineup of global, influential voices leading the change in their respective industries.
 
According to the recent World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report, gender parity is still over 200 years away. But this timeframe can and should be shortened. Global momentum is gathering pace, fuelled by powerful movements like #TimesUp, #CountMeIn and #MeToo; by companies like Rugby Australia and Adobe introducing pay parity and closing the gender pay gap; and by countries like Iceland making equal pay the law.
 
While gender parity won't happen overnight, men and women all over the world are engendering change every day. Never before has the world seen such a strong global outpouring of advocacy, activism and support.
 
But we can't be complacent. Now, more than ever, it is on us to #PressforProgress and #PledgeforParity.
 
Hosted once again by the unrivalled Hayden Majajas, Bloomberg’s Head of Diversity and Inclusion APAC, we’ll be hearing from Oliver Tonby, Managing Partner, Southeast Asia, McKinsey & Company and the global leader for McKinsey's All-in Initiative promoting gender inclusivity; Prof Zoe Kinias, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD and Academic Director of the INSEAD Gender Initiative; Dr Astrid Tuminez, Regional Director, Corporate, External & Legal Affairs of Microsoft South-East Asia; and Karen Fawcett, Co-Founder of Katfish Holdings and Ex-Chief Executive Officer, Retail Banking Group Head, Brand & Marketing at Standard Chartered Bank.
 
Participants can expect a powerful and engaging conversation around:
• The business case for gender diversity
• Gender initiatives with highest payoffs
• How successful organisations bridged the gap
• Ideas on how each of us can make a difference
 
Let’s learn from the experiences and time-tested practices of these brilliant advocates, and join in the global effort to accelerate gender parity.
 
Please note that a Western buffet lunch will be served along with soft drinks.
 
 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

 

Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez joined Microsoft in 2012 as Regional Director for Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (Southeast Asia). Her team supports 15 markets and drives government affairs, policy and regulatory engagements, academic and non-profit relations, and other activities to enhance understanding and use of technology for the public good. She is also the former Vice-Dean (Research) and Assistant Dean (Executive Education) of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. At the LKY School, she trained over 2,000 government officials and private sector professionals in leadership and organizational change.

 
Astrid is a permanent member and former Adjunct Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. She was awarded the 2016 Gold Standard Award for Professional Excellence by Public Affairs Asia for her work in corporate affairs and public policy. Astrid holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University, a Master’s from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Born and raised in the Philippines, she is the proud mother of three. To view her full bio, click here.
 
 
Oliver is Managing Partner of McKinsey & Co for Southeast Asia as well as the global leader for McKinsey's All-in Initiative promoting gender inclusivity. Besides working across multiple industries including energy and materials, industrials, private equity, and technology, since 1997, he is also on the McKinsey Global Institute Council, which advises on MGI's research on global economic, business, and technology trends.
Under Oliver’s leadership, the McKinsey Innovation Campus (MIC) was launched in 2012, in partnership with the Singapore government through the Economic Development Board. In addition to serving clients and driving new initiatives, Oliver has a significant interest in developing local companies into regional and global champions, and he is passionate about the potential of Asian companies succeeding as entrants to the global marketplace. He has spoken to a wide range of audiences —including the World Economic Forum ASEAN, the ASEAN Business & Investment Summit and the Singapore Business Leaders Program.
 
 
Karen is seasoned leader of finance and consulting businesses and now pursuing sustainable fish farming alongside her non-executive and advisory roles. She is a co-founder of Katfish Holdings based in Singapore and currently a member of the INSEAD Board, Audit and Risk Committee, Girton College Campaign Board and an active advisor to Fintech and Payments businesses. 
 
Karen was formerly a member of the global management team of Standard Chartered Bank with 16 year career across wholesale and retial banking and global strategy, brand and marketing. Most recently she was the CEO Retail Banking and Group Head, Brand & Marketing. She was a Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd and Merchant Solutions. Karen earned her MA in economics from Cambridge and her MBA from INSEAD.
 
 
Zoe is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and the Academic Director of INSEAD's Gender Initiative. She is trained as a social psychologist with primary expertise focusing on diversity and resiliency bolstering interventions. Her diversity research often falls at the intersection of gender and culture, currently investigating methods for improving gender balance in organisations. She teaches and presents to diverse groups including academics, students and alumni, and professional organisations.
 
 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

 

 
Hayden supports Bloomberg’s businesses across Asia Pacific in implementing their global Diversity & Inclusion vision and strategy. He has oversight across all Bloomberg employee networks and external partnerships in the region that promote an institutional culture of inclusion, and an environment that supports diversity in all aspects of the business.
 
Hayden obtained his Masters degree from the Chuo University Graduate School of Law in Tokyo, Japan - where he lived for 15 years, working for top US law firms in their Tokyo offices before moving into the financial services sector. He later moved into the ‘people’ space, leading diversity as head of D&I for Asia Pacific for Lehman Brothers, then Nomura, followed by UBS and the Oil & Gas Industry for BP.
 
Global recognitions for Hayden's work include: The International Alliance for Women’s “World of Difference” Award in 2015; “Leadership in Diversity” Award by the BritCham Singapore’s Annual Business Awards 2014; The AmCham HK & South China Morning Post’s “Champion for the Advancement of Women” Award in 2013 and more.
Speakers (s):

Dr. Astrid Tuminez - Regional Director, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, SEA, Microsoft 

 

Oliver Tonby - Managing Partner, Southeast Asia, McKinsey & Company

 

Professor Zoe Kinias - Academic Director, INSEAD Gender Initiative and Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD

 

Karen Fawcett - Co-Founder, Katfish Holdings and Ex CEO, Retail Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

Moderator:
Hayden Majajas - Head of Diversity & Inclusion, APAC, Bloomberg
Date:
Thu, March 08, 2018
Time:
11:45 AM - 02:15 PM
Venue:
North & South Ballroom, Conrad Centennial Singapore, Two Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038982
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Speaker (s):

Dr. Astrid Tuminez - Regional Director, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, SEA, Microsoft 

 

Oliver Tonby - Managing Partner, Southeast Asia, McKinsey & Company

 

Professor Zoe Kinias - Academic Director, INSEAD Gender Initiative and Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD

 

Karen Fawcett - Co-Founder, Katfish Holdings and Ex CEO, Retail Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

Moderator:
Hayden Majajas - Head of Diversity & Inclusion, APAC, Bloomberg
Date:
Thu, March 08, 2018
Time:
11:45 AM - 02:15 PM
Venue:
North & South Ballroom,
Conrad Centennial Singapore,
Two Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038982

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