Event Details

FWA Fireside Chat: Women & Risks? Never the Twain Shall Meet? Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 12-2 pm @ National Australia Bank
05 November 2019
National Australia Bank,
12 Marina View,
20-02 Asia Square Tower 2,
Singapore 018691
  • Members Only Event
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  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00




FWA thanks NAB for their kind sponsorship of the venue and lunch.


FWA in collaboration with National Australia Bank is pleased to bring you a fireside chat on Women & Risks – Never The Twain Shall Meet?


Risk is defined as “a situation involving exposure to danger”. In our investment world, we are all too familiar with Risk/Return models. In our personal world, we are often reminded “No Risk, No Gain!”.  Deciding between two options, one more risky than the other, can greatly affect outcomes in our daily lives ranging from career decisions to personal matters.


In a recent Women’s Leadership Study: Risk, Resilience, Reward by KPMG   it was cited thatWhen it comes to risk-taking in the workplace, seven in ten (69%) women are open to taking small risks to further their career, but far fewer (43%) are open to taking bigger risks that may be associated with career advancement, according to a study of over 2,000 professional women by KPMG LLP.”

To learn more about the 2019 KPMG Women’s Leadership Study: Risk, Resilience, Reward read the full report


It’s impossible to remove risks and uncertainty in the real world, especially in today’s complex and ever-changing workplaces. Nor is it possible to do substantive work of any kind without stepping outside of these bounds and fully into the unknown where failure and criticism are part for the course.


Each of us takes different types of risks at different times depending on our personal motivations. Do women possibly take more risks in their personal lives vis-à-vis their professional ones?


Why, does it seem, that women are afraid of taking risks? How would it have turned out if women embraced risk? Yet, there are women who have overcome their deep fears and gone on to make a difference in other people’s lives! Why should women take more risks? How can we do that?


Without risk, there's little chance of growth. There are many of us who have taken risks and thrived.


This Fireside Chat will feature Christina Teo, Chief Builder, Founder, SHE1K. Christina, will share her inspiring journey and courageous stories.


The event will be moderated by Christy Tan, Head of Markets Strategy & Research, Asia, National Australia Bank


Come join us in this exciting, heart-to-heart, candid chat.


Event Agenda

12.00pm:     Registration, lunch & networking

12.30pm:     Opening speeches by FWA & NAB

12.40pm:     Fireside Chat


                    --  Christina Teo, Chief Builder / Founder, SHE1K

                    -- Christy Tan, Head of Markets Strategy & Research, Asia, National Australia Bank

1:40 pm:     Q&A

1:50 pm:     Close of event



Christina Teo, Chief Builder/Founder, She1K

Christina is the Chief Builder of she1K, launched in November 2018. she1K is the world's 1st and only corporate executive women angel network that empowers, funds and boards startups. Since her return to Singapore end 2016, she has been active in the start-up eco-system, building Startup Asia Women, a community established to provide resource and support to women running/working at planning to start startups.  Further, she was appointed the Singapore Director of the first global maritime accelerator, PortXL, headquartered in Rotterdam.


Christina’s last corporate portfolio was as the Chief Marketing Officer of Hong Kong’s 2nd largest mobile service provider, HK CSL Limited, leading a team of 90 and directly accountable for selected consumer businesses contributing to 40% of the company’s total revenue – namely the devices and pre-paid business and directly responsible for pricing and marketing of all consumer products and services as well as supporting the marketing of B2B corporate services.


Christina's tech and mobile career has brought her outside of Singapore for the most part since age 23 and has landed her several breakthrough roles. She assumed various roles at Acer in Taiwan and Europe for 7 years - became a country manager for Acer Italy at 29 with P & L accountability. Shortly after pioneering direct marketing at IBM ASEAN, she moved to HK with DEC, followed by 3Com, all with regional undertakings. Her entry to dotcom was with Yahoo! as the first GM in Singapore. With no prior experience in the mobile industry, she launched the world's first Windows smartphone with O2 in Asia Pacific.


Christina began her career with IDC Asia in 1987, setting up their office in Singapore and was heavily involved in market research in Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan IT markets, upon graduation from the University of Singapore, with a major in Economics and Sociology. Christina pursued the Masters in Psychology program with NYU in her 40s. 


Well-travelled, global and culturally savvy with a strong business and marketing acumen, Christina often describes her career as "Every job I have done I had never done before."




Christy Tan, Head of Markets Strategy & Research, Asia, National Australia Bank

Christy Tan is the Head of Markets Strategy and Research for Asia within the Corporate & Institutional Banking department in National Australia Bank (NAB).


Since joining NAB from BAML in 2014, Christy has built the Asia research platform and is an active contributor to NAB’s expansion drive into China and the region. Christy has a Master of Business Administration from University of Manchester and a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from the National University of Singapore.


Christy is a proud mother of an eighteen-year-old boy and a seven-year-old girl and the family enjoys travelling together. Christy is an active member of Gender Balance Asia in NAB, which is an employee-led women networking platform and has led some initiatives, for instance, Cherish Food project, when she was based in HK for 3.5 years. 



Please note places are on a first-come-first-served basis so do register early! Deadline for registration is 29 October 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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