Event Details

#FutureReady - How to find your place in today's Gig Economy, 6th June 2019, 12-2 pm
06 June 2019
Aberdeen Standard Investments,
23 Church Street #06-01,
Capital Square 2,
Singapore 049480
  • Members Only Event
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  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00


FWA would like to thank Aberdeen Standard Investments for the generous use of their space and F&B for this event




Freelancer? Gig Worker? Nomad Worker? Or will you still be in your full-time job 10 years from now?


This lunchtime talk features Wendy Baker, a partner with ICE Professional Asia Pte Ltd, who will share with FWA members insights on the what a ‘Gig Economy’ means, how this affects current employees in the finance industry, as well as how to make the most out of what the Gig Economy has to offer.


With the rise of the flexible workforce – or Gig-Economy – organisations will need to adapt to a new style of working or risk being left behind. This will challenge companies with more traditional cultures, and indeed the broader community including private and public sector policy. Traditional categorisation of job descriptions is being broken down, where corporations can creatively divide work into skills-based tasks.


Topics that will be covered in this lunchtime session include:


  1. The dual business environments – financial industry, corporates, and SME companies

  2. The trends for Millennials and Gen Zs

  3. The wider impacts and benefits of gig workers



12:00 - 12:30          Registration and Networking lunch

12:30 - 12:35          Welcome by FWA

12:35 - 12:40          Welcome by Aberdeen Standard Investments 

12:40 - 13:10          #FutureReady with Ms Wendy Baker, Partner at ICE

13:10 - 13:40          Smaller group discussions

13:40 - 13:50          Q & A

13:50                      Closing


Speaker Profile:


Wendy Baker is a Fellow of the UK’s CIPD and has worked in Human Resources for more than twenty years in the United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore.


Wendy has worked across organisations such as American Express, JLL (HSBC), CBRE and Carter Holt Harvey to name a few, in regional and global roles. Her experience includes greenfield and transformation projects, strategic HR and business partnering for blue-chip organisations, experience on both the client and service provider sides for outsourcing and most recently M&A.


Wendy joined ICE in 2018, an HR consultancy specialising in early and emerging careers, to support, manage and build the APAC operations of the business. She sees this move a natural alignment of her passion for bringing talent into an organisation and her understanding of People strategy as a commercial imperative.


Wendy is on the Board of the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and is the Chair for the newly formed Māia NZ Women’s Network Asia. She is also a Graduate member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors.



Please note places are on a first-come-first-served basis so do register early! Deadline for registration is 31 May 2019. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. We apologise that requests for places after the deadline will not be entertained. As places are limited and if you have RSVP but cannot make it, we appreciate that you cancel your registration so that we can make the place available to someone else. Cancellation details are provided below under NO SHOW POLICY. Thank you.



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  • Gold members- Registration at FWA member rates for up to 5 persons per Institutional Member.


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