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Closing the Gender Gap in STEM

Join us for a conversation addressing the complex issue of closing the gender gap in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) industries. Numerous studies have shown that diversity drives innovation and performance. Thus, this event explores how STEM industries can improve their attractiveness to, and retention of, women in the workforce by asking what is driving the diminishment of women’s representation at senior leadership positions in STEM industries, and how can we solve this issue.
 
This event will have leaders from different STEM-related fields discussing what solutions have worked in the past, what other solutions are being tested today, and how these could be applicable in other similar industries. The event will also involve interactive sessions with videos to frame the discussion, live participation in the conversation through the Howdy app, and review and reflection in focus group discussions.
 
 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

 
Margaret is lucky enough to have worked in the creative digital agency space since 1996, when Simon Usher and herself set up Reading Room which went on to become one of the UK’s largest digital agencies.. After the sale of the UK business in October 2015, both of them headed up a MBI for the APAC business and rebranded as Adelphi Digital Consulting Group. 
 
Margaret’s lifelong pursuit of online gaming, degree in psychology (specialising in artificial intelligence), and management consultancy background with PWC have led to a special interest in online communications. In particular, she enjoys exploring how this communication is changing how business works in some very fundamental ways. The increasing acceptance of agile business being one clear example that the old ways are changing.
 
The OBE she received in June 2015 was for services to export to Singapore and the wider Asia-Pacific region and she remains committed to helping SME’s from any region to expand both nationally and internationally. She was lucky enough to have great mentors over the years and it’s a favour she would like to pay back to young business leaders.
 
She is also proud to be a director of the UK-ASEAN Business Council (UKABC.org.uk). The Council was created to facilitate a step change in the level of trade and investment between the UK and ASEAN and through this contribute towards UKTI’s ambition to support 50,000 SMEs and increase UK exports to £1trn by 2020. 
 

 

 
Ching Ching joined Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) in January 2016. As Deputy Director (Projects) at The Sandbox, the Innovation and Entrepreneurial Department within NP, she leads the PolyFinTech 100 initiative which was launched jointly by the 5 polys and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to prepare the next generation of manpower for the FinTech industry. She has also been involved in the Global Entrepreneurial and Internship Programme (GEIP) whereby she leads the opening of the Sydney and London markets for start-up internships. She also co-launched an online course, Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Finance with London-based Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE), with the aim to upskill the financial services professionals.
 
 
Prior to NP, she was the General Manager, Business Development and Communications of Banking Computer Services (BCS), the Clearing House of Singapore. She was one of the team leads who launched the Fast and Secure Transfers (FAST) across the banking industry. In her earlier career which spanned Infocomm Development Authority (currently known as IMDA) and the banking industry, she oversaw the national launch of CashCard, common e-purse standard, CEPAS and the merger of DBS and POSB.
 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Lyn Lee is a Singapore-based Asian, female, global leader with an extensive track record in Shell.
In her 15+ years at Shell, Lyn has held HR leadership roles in the Commercial Downstream businesses. In the last 5 years, she has been instrumental in driving the strategic people growth and transformation of the Shell Business Operations (SBO). As the Global Head of D&I for Royal Dutch Shell, Lyn leads it’s D&I priorities, which include increasing the senior leadership representation of women especially in STEM roles, gender balance in critical roles, embracing a diverse global workforce and building a strong culture of inclusion, respect and high-performance at Shell.
Speakers (s):

Margaret Manning OBE - CEO of Adelphi Digital Consulting Group

 

Tan Ching Ching - Deputy-Director, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, The Sandbox, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Office

 

 

Moderator:

Lyn Lee - Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Shell Eastern Petroleum

Date:
Tue, October 30, 2018
Time:
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Venue:
Spaces, 4th Floor, 140 Robinson Road, Singapore, 068907
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Speaker (s):

Margaret Manning OBE - CEO of Adelphi Digital Consulting Group

 

Tan Ching Ching - Deputy-Director, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, The Sandbox, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Office

 

 

Moderator:

Lyn Lee - Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Shell Eastern Petroleum

Date:
Tue, October 30, 2018
Time:
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Venue:
Spaces,
4th Floor,
140 Robinson Road,
Singapore,
068907

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