Women in Leadership Networking and Workshop by Bloomberg, Deloitte and Diversity Action Committee

Date: 31 July 2018, Tuesday

The Diversity Action Committee (DAC), Bloomberg and Deloitte came together for the first time to organise a leadership networking and workshop session for highly successful women who are either board directors or women with corporate board potential.

The session included

  • Joint Welcome by Ms Stephanie Phang, Co-chair, Bloomberg Women’s Committee and Ms Yeo Lian Sim, Member of DAC, Special Adviser Diversity of Singapore Exchange and Vice-Chair of the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures)
  • Keynote address by Mr Teo Siong Seng, (S.S. Teo), Member of DAC, Chairman of Singapore Business Federation and Executive Chairman & Managing Director of Pacific International Lines,
  • Conversation with Bloomberg TV correspondent Ms Haslinda Amin hosted by Margie Warrell, bestselling author and women’s leadership advocate
  • ‘SheSuite’ executive presence workshop by Margie Warrell
  • Closing by Ms Seah Gek Choo, Deloitte’s Board-ready Women Programme Leader

Mr Teo Siong Seng (S.S. Teo), Member of Diversity Action Committee, Chairman of Singapore Business Federation and Executive Chairman & Managing Director of Pacific International Lines, delivered the keynote address.

Key takeaways:

  1. Shared the latest statistics of women in the boardroom of listed companies as at end June 2018.
  2. It is important to network and earn the trust of company owners and board chairmen.
  3. Trust is built and maintained by many small actions over time – e.g. work ethics, values, how you deal with people within and outside your company, whether you have been honorable in business dealings.
  4. Networking is not just about attending events and exchanging business cards; it is also about giving back to the society and contributing your talents to improve industry standards.

Bestselling author and women’s leadership advocate Margie Warrell hosted a conversation with Bloomberg TV correspondent Haslinda Amin and conducted a ‘SheSuite’ executive presence workshop. They shared tools and tips for speaking with confidence and courage in the boardroom, at a conference or in a media interview.

 

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