Agenda

08:30

08:50

ADVANCING FEMALE LEADERS 

09:00

  • Asia as a powerhouse of growth in the global economy and it’s vast, powerful and dynamic driver of growth - the extraordinary potential of its women and girls. 
  • Equipping girls with the skills, means and capacities they need not only to succeed in but also to drive growth sectors of the future economy.  
  • Challenging preconceptions and developing confidence through providing positive role models and mentors.  

09:30

How do we create a common global language for discussing gender equality?
Kiersten Barnet will share views on improving disclosure and reporting on gender equality in the workplace, and growing global investor demand for standardized, comparable data so as to track progress. 

10:00

 

  •  VMLY&R's campaigns in emerging markets that empower women and how VMLY&R grooms and hires with diversity in mind 
  • What it’s like being a leader in an emerging market 
  • Being a woman leader – how that changes between emerging and developed markets 

 

10:30

11:00

With Opportunity Comes Responsibility: Making A Difference with Human-Centered AI 
Dr. Daiana Beitler, Philanthropies Lead, Microsoft Asia

 

  • In the age of technology disruption, the question is not only what computers can do but what they should do. 
  • How can we leverage the power of AI technology to address the world’s hardest societal issues? 
  • How do we respond to this great opportunity with an ethical approach that is underpinned with timeless values? 

 

EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE

11:30

 

  • How to break down the barriers of unconscious bias for greater business potential
  • Recognising the role of unconscious bias in hindering the progression of high-potential women
  • What diversity of thought, perspective, and understanding can do for business development and innovation

 

12:00

 

  • Understanding the role of attributable successes in salary negotiations and leadership selection processes
  • Creating and embedding a pipeline of female leaders into the organizational structure of your business
  • Breaking free of the boys’ club and dealing with the challenges of being in a male dominated workplace

12:50

IMPLEMENTING SUCCESSFUL DIVERSITY PROGRAMS

01:50

  • Implementing workplace practices which encourage a good work/life balance
  • Allowing for flexibility while maintaining productivity and profit
  • Are mandated quotas counterintuitive to the cause of gender diversity? 
  • What is the role of merit/meritocracy in the modern workplace

02:40

Hear what PepsiCo have done to create efficient, effective, profitable, and diverse workplaces in this real-life case study on the best practices and policies for diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

03:10

It is well known that women in the legal and finance industries suffer from higher than average levels of discrimination. Hear what initiatives and practices have worked (and what hasn’t) when it comes to adjusting the divide in the professional services.  

03:40

04:00

Discover how HSBC is encouraging Male Allies to make a difference by creating supportive and equal workplaces.  

THE CHANGING FACE OF MODERN LEADRSHIP 

04:30

 

  • Reflections on the changing face of business leadership today
  • Different ways of approaching leadership
  • Fighting conscious and unconscious bias in the workplace
  • Challenges of implementing change in the workplace

 

04:50

05:00

08:30

08:50

LEADING BY EXAMPLE 

09:00

  • The changing nature being a role model of female leadership in the 21st century.   
  • Using power and influence to further the causes of women and enact change.  
  • Being both feminist and feminine in the modern world.  

09:40

Panel – Champions of Change: Encouraging male allies in the workplace
Moderator: Dr June Goh, President, Singapore Council of Women's Organisations
Clarence Tan, Managing Director – South East Asia & Korea, IHG
Nirupa Chander, Country Service Manager, Singapore, ABB
Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi, Partner, Latham & Watkins
Hans Brown, Head of Client Technology Solutions, Asia Pacific, BNY Mellon
Dilys Boey, Partner, Ernst & Young 

 

  • Methods for empowering male allies to support gender diversity and workplace equity.   
  • How engaging in strategic partnerships can facilitate change
  • Using cross-gender mentorship and sponsorship to further business goals
  • Normalising flexible workplace practices and work-life integration to increase employee satisfaction and productivity

 

10:30

DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP SKILLS 

11:00

1. Road-mapping your career for an everchanging future

  • How do you prepare yourself for a job which doesn’t exist yet?  
  • What do you need to do to ensure you remain competitive, even when you aren’t yet looking to change roles? 

Rie Rumito, Director, Rumito Consulting, Associate, The Horan Group

2.  Leading with authenticity 

  • Why authenticity is crucial to longevity of leadership capabilities. 
  • How to find your authentic leadership style.  
Amra Mubashir, Senior Manager Learning, Culture & Diversity, PepsiCo 

3.  Overcoming fear and making the jump into Leadership 

  • Advice on how to overcome the barriers of taking the next step into leadership positions.  
  • How can you embed a pipeline of female leaders into your organisation? 

Anne Marie Droste, Director, Expansion, Entrepreneur First 

BUILDING FOUNDATIONS FOR SUCCESS 

11:30

  • Knowing what potential investors will look for in you when presenting them with your business plan and overcoming the barriers of unconscious bias when making your pitch.  
  • Identifying investment opportunities and options which are right for you and your business and understanding the importance of good investor-investee relationships in maintaining business growth for both entities.  

12:00

  • Importance of international experience and perspective when it comes to taking the next step into the highest levels of leadership 
  • What the experiences, challenges, and perspectives of working overseas can do for you when you arrive home  
  • How to manage cultural and societal demands when also looking to further your career
  • The benefits of completing an overseas posting in your early-mid career

12:30

01:30

 

  • Identifying, approaching, and building positive relationships with mentors and sponsors
  • Instituting mentoring programs in your organization  
  • How to turn business cards into business contacts

 

02:30

 

  • Appreciating the significance of international experience in the development of essential skills.  
  • Juggling love, life, family, friends and career in the context of modern societal and cultural expectations.  
  • Leading by example, creating an environment of equal opportunity for profession and life 

 

03:00

THE FUTURE OF FEMALE LEADERS 

03:20

 

  • What do they mean, how are they interlinked, and when should they be used?  
  • What is women’s role as leaders of innovation and disruption?  
  • Building processes around innovation and embedding it in organizational structures

 

04:20

 

  •  A message for my younger self: what I wish I’d known 15 years ago
  • Managing challenges and failures with resilience
  • Finding success through passion, determination, and hard work
  • Advice from leader to leader

 

04:50

05:00

S.H.I.N.E. WORKSHOP – Unleash your leadership potential to take your career to new heights

Pre-Conference Workshop | Tuesday, 5 March 2019 

Overview 

This workshop is designed to equip you with practical tools and strategies to sharpen your leadership capabilities, build executive presence, and increase your impact.  You will gain a deeper awareness of who you are and how to get the best out of it. You will learn how to S.H.I.N.E. so others will notice, listen to, and want to follow you. You will be able to earn trust and build successful relationships with others to accomplish your goals and drive positive change in your organisation. 

You will become a more confident, credible and charismatic leader.   

Key Learning Objectives  

  • Develop self-awareness by exploring what matters to you most
  • Claim your strengths and recognise what you bring to the table
  • Articulate your unique value as a leader for maximum impact
  • Manage imposter syndrome and develop empowering beliefs
  • Build your confidence, credibility, and executive presence
  • Discover your emotional triggers and how they affect your performance
  •  Motivate yourself to take action even if you don’t feel ready for it
  • Influence key decision makers in your organisation to get buy-in for your ideas
  • Build trust-based relationships to achieve challenging goals
  • Create your strategic team to support your leadership growth and career progression  

Agenda  

8:30   
Registration & Welcome Coffee 
9:00   
SELF – Leadership Starts with You 
  • The irresistible power of your story
  • Your thinking patterns and how they affect the results you get
  • Letting yourself S.H.I.N.E. with the best you have to offer
11:00   
HERO – Find and Activate your Superpower 
  • Proven techniques to enhance your executive presence. 
  • Mapping your own path to self-mastery and growth. 
  • Ways of dealing with obstacles and failures. 
1:30   
INFLUENCE & NETWORK – Make a Bigger Impact 
  • How to build rapport with people using the E.A.R. approach
  • Top 7 strategies to influence others
  • What your boss didn’t tell you about networking
3:00   
ENERGY – Maximise Your Energy for Peak Performance 
  • Aligning your energy investments with what matters for you
  • The biggest energy wasters vs energy boosters
  • Secrets to becoming and unstoppable leader
5:00
End of Workshop 
 

Workshop Leader

Karolina Gwinner

 

CEO, Charismatic Leadership 


Karolina is an expert in leadership development helping leaders overcome their fears and uncertainty, maximise performance and become more influential so that they can unleash the best in themselves and their teams.  
She developed her expertise while living in five different countries and working for corporations such as Hewlett-Packard in Germany, Merrill Lynch and Bank of New York Mellon in Ireland. 

In 2018 to empower other women to discover what matters to them, Karolina co-authored the book titled “Breakthrough: Secrets Of Growth, Happiness And Bouncebacks From Women Around The World”.  

Karolina has worked with leaders of top organisations including: Mastercard, Adobe Systems, Fuji Xerox, PwC, Mazars, Agilent, Roche, MSD, Shell, PGIM, AIA, Swiss Re, NETS, DBS, Willis Towers Watson, Columbia Threadneedle, CAI, Raffles Hotel.