DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

The Chamber champions best practice in diversity and inclusion, hosting events, publishing content and creating new opportunities to reach into the wider Singaporean community with these messages.

The Chamber operates both a Women in Business and a Diversity and Inclusion committee, providing numerous opportunities for our member companies and diversity advocates to host, speak at and attend events in topics including gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, race, culture, and religious beliefs. These are sensitive topics and the Chamber along with our contributing member companies and our Diversity and Inclusion Partner, Barclays, handle the issues sensitively and positively.

 

LATEST ACTIVITIES

 

Leadership Resource
In 2016 the Centre for Talent Innovation introduced 3 models for an MNC approach to driving the LGBT agenda in local offices. In their latest research, EY shares learnings from their own journey and an update to the thinking, 3 years on.
Leadership Resource
Korn Ferry have released "Diversity 2.0: The Inclusive Leader", as a resource to identify the traits, abilities, and specific competencies that help leaders become more inclusive in their thoughts, perceptions, and actions, and to inspire an inclusive mindset in others.
Event
From 4th - 7th November 2019 the team behind the Women of the Future Awards in London and South East Asia will be hosting their "Week of Women", culminating in the Women of the Future Summit and the London edition of the Awards.
Awards
Showcase your D&I achievements in our free to enter awards before 6th June 2019, and find out more about the previous winners.
Event
Too many highly talented individuals are being lost by organisations during parental transitions, contributing heavily to the narrowing of the female pipeline. Becoming a parent shouldn’t be a barrier to success. Yet the stress of juggling parenting responsibilities with the demands of work takes a toll on many parents’ personal and professional lives – for both men and women. Join us for the next ...
Event
Following the prestigious Women of the Future Awards on 21st March 2019, the Chamber hosted a panel discussion exploring the importance of kindness in leadership and how this transcends cultural differences, featuring HMTC Natalie Black, finalists from the Awards and speakers from SAID Business School, WorldPay and MROI.
Event
The Chamber held its annual International Women’s Day celebration on 8th March 2019 with over 300 guests at a sold-out event in line with the theme, #BalanceForBetter.
Activity
Since 2017 the Diversity and Inclusion committee has organised a social media photography contest each year, highlighting a specific theme around diversity. This competition has allowed us to take the inclusion message to the local community and engage our members, interested participants, amateur photographers and secondary school children/schools in the conversation.
Orient
In November's Orient magazine the Chamber's Women in Business committee contributed an article on the benefits of dynamic working for businesses.
Orient
In July 2018's Orient magazine our Editor, Lucy Haydon, sat down to talk all things D&I with Karen Loon, the Diversity Lead for PwC in the region.