Hello members and friends of FWA!
Thank you all for the support and engagements in 2018. I warmly welcome the new 2019/20 Exco Team and Auditors on board with a continuation of our programme for the year. Please refer to https://www.fwasg.org/AboutUs/Committee.aspx to see who we are.
Our annual general meeting held on 26thMarch 2019 saw the first participation of our Corporate members after changing the Constitution to allow corporate members to vote. This is in line with our endeavour to support inclusiveness and increase our engagements with corporate members who have been continuously supportive of FWASG’s activities.
Over the past 18 years, many volunteer Exco members have worked on building on the core pillar of activities to evolve them into an eco-system of personal development opportunities. Taking over as President, I am very humbled and honoured to lift the achievements of the past Exco teams and build a more sustainable and scalable platform for the next generation. I take this moment to thank the outgoing 2018/19 Exco Team and Auditors for their contributions.
This year we are refreshing our look with a rebranding exercise. We will remain steadfast in our vision for FWASG to build a networking platform for women to drive a higher level of professionalism and develop future leaders. The goal of rebranding is to support our vision with a clearer brand association to raise share of mind in the financial services industry.
We are excited to announce that we will be embarking on a new pillar activity named “Strategic Engagement”. Furthering from our successful Male Champions initiative, we think it is time to get both male and female seniors to champion greater female leadership across all functions regardless of rank.
While we work on new initiatives, we will have our core activity pillars still reaching out to you in different ways. The Events team will be focusing on curating accomplished speakers on topics relevant to our members. The Mentoring team will continue their good work in learning development. The Social impact/charity team will offer our busy members a “charity taster menu” and insights on how to make a difference.
Finally, I want to acknowledge that all that the association has today is only made possible but a team of volunteers (past and present) with great passion. Those behind the scene Excos are IT/website, Membership, Finance and our stay-home mom flexi-work administrator, all make Volunteerism in FWASG a dream at times.
I end here but only to start on an exciting journey ahead with a famous quote from Elizabeth Andrew, “ Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart”
See you at our next event!