Event Details

FWA Lunchtime Series: CONFIDENCE – The Myths & Realities – Is it really different for women?: 4 October 12-2 pm @ HSBC
04 October 2019
HSBC Level 21,
Temasek Room,
21 Collyer Quay,
HSBC Building,
Singapore 049320.
  • Members Only Event
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  • Member's Fee: $0.00


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Please note that lunch will be provided. FWA thanks HSBC for their kind sponsorship of the venue and lunch.


FWA in collaboration with HSBC and Executive Coaching Consultancy (ECC), is pleased to present a session on the myths and realities of confidence by comparing conflicting notions from recent research that considers widely held gender norms.

Despite the emergence of “non-binary” thinking about gender, gender norms are not just going to disappear. Some research points to the conception that women are less confident than their male peers in their abilities as a leader, yet on the other hand, recent research shows no
evidence of a female modesty effect. In achievement-orientated domains, women rate themselves no lower than their male counterparts in leadership-related dimensions. The complexity of gender and confidence presents a myriad of paradoxes.


To address this question, and to examine the fundamental reasons and potential solutions to level of confidence, we have invited ECC to share their views on this topic. 

As well as delving into the research, the facts and the theories, you would also get the chance to share your personal viewpoints, past experiences and relevant insights so as to contribute to the broader understanding of ‘females and confidence’. Be sure to walk away with some practical insights and tips to help boost confidence, and also an awareness of some of the organisational systems and practices that need progressing to ensure genders are rewarded equally in the workplace.

Event Agenda
12.00pm:     Registration, lunch & networking

12.30pm:     Opening speeches by FWA & HSBC

12.40pm:     Confidence – The Myths & Realities – Is it really different for Women?

                    A sharing and interactive session presented by Executive Coaching Consultancy
                    - Geraldine Gallacher, Founder & CEO
                    - Clare Roberts, Executive Coach & Asia Practice Lead

1:40 pm:      Any other questions

1:50 pm:      Wrap-up and Close of Event


Speaker Bios


Geraldine Gallacher, Founder & CEO, Executive Coaching Consultancy


Geraldine Gallacher is CEO of the Executive Coaching Consultancy which she started in 1994 and now has over 50 coaches internationally serving a wide range of industries. The Executive Coaching Consultancy has a particular specialism in the female journey and has coached over
10,000 individuals through key transitions in their careers.

Geraldine speaks regularly on the subject of “More women at the top” and & "The Future of Gender Diversity" and is a great believer in the benefit of diverse teams. 

She is a member of the Development Committee of the City Women’s Network and is also a founding sponsor of ECC’s not for profit The Good Business Initiative that works with organisations to help them build their leadership capacity and unlock their potential for a positive


Clare Roberts, Executive Coach & Asia Practice Lead, Executive Coaching Consultancy


Clare has 15 years’ experience working in investment banking as an HR Director, working for Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch. As an HR Business Partner, the Global Head of Learning Development Practitioners, and now as a coach and facilitator, Clare has worked extensively with individuals across a variety of roles, levels and geographies to help them optimise their performance and realise their potential. Clare is focused across the Asia region on working with executive leaders, emerging talent and those who are going through a transition point in their career.