Event Details

[Virtual] FWA WEimpact Dynamic Huddle – Women in Singapore Philanthropy [Corporate Member Only Event] - Friday, 4 September, 12:30 – 13:45 pm
04 September 2020
Zoom Webinar
  • Members Only Event
  • |
  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00




FWA WEimpact pillar is pleased to partner with the Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS) for an interactive conversation on “Women in Philanthropy – Living and Leaving a Legacy”.  Extraordinary times underline the power of philanthropy. According to the Straits Times in June, Singaporeans donated $90 million in the first five months of 2020.


Meet three leaders in philanthropy who will share their knowledge of individual and corporate giving, experience with skills-based volunteering and serving on non-profit boards, as well as long-term commitment to causes and strategic change. 


This panel discussion aims to provide an insightful sharing of activities on the ground, what corporates can do more to promote philanthropy, as well as opportunities for individuals to participate in creating impact for Singapore, now and into the future.


About CFS

Founded in 2008, The Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS) aims to encourage and enable philanthropy in Singapore and is a registered charity with the Institution of Public Character status. Since then, CFS has set up 143 donor advised funds, raised $169 million in donations and given out some $90 million in grants, with a matching of donors’ interests with causes and offer ways for them to make a greater impact through their charitable funds. 

With a deep understanding of local issues and evolving needs, CFS identifies gaps and opportunities in the community to foster more effective giving and has engaged with over 400 charity partners to identify programmes that impact diverse communities. More importantly, CFS manages funds and grants with a high level of accountability, so donors can be assured their gifts create lasting benefit.  By enabling real and meaningful change, CFS hopes to inspire a philanthropic culture and build a more caring and cohesive society in Singapore.  


Event Agenda:

12:15 pm                Registration 

12:30 pm                Opening remarks by FWA

12:45 pm                WEimpact Dynamic Huddle: Women in Philanthropy – Living and Leaving a Legacy


                                - Christine Ong, Chairperson, Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS)

                                - Trillion So, Assurance Partner and Culture and Values Leader at PwC Singapore

                                - Chung Wei Han, Chairman & Ex-officio for all Board Committees, AWWA 

                                - Moderator – Deborah Ho, Head of Southeast Asia, BlackRock

13:45 pm                 End of Event


Registered participants will receive the link for the Zoom meeting one day before the event.

Speaker Bios: 


Christine Ong, Chairperson, Community Foundation of Singapore, Founder & Leadership Coach, C Ong Associates Pte Ltd

Christine Ong is the founder of strategic professional development firm, C Ong Associates Pte Ltd. Her extensive experience spans 30 years in the banking and finance industry, with key leadership positions in Citibank and UBS. She was one of the earliest ‘Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Banking & Finance’. She was conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2019.


As an alumna of the University of Singapore (Accountancy), Christine has long been involved in volunteering and mentoring in community regeneration, education and the arts. At UBS, she started a community affairs programme to support various causes around the region including educating disadvantaged young people in East Java and saving children from being used as drug mules in the Mekong sub-region. Christine most recently served as Chairman of Arts House Limited and was previously on the board of The Esplanade Co Ltd (2015–2018). She is a current board member of Focus on the Family and also actively mentors emerging young leaders with Enactus.



Trillion So, Assurance Partner and Culture and Values Leader at PwC Singapore, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Trillion So has more than 25 years of experience providing audit and business advisory services to listed and non-listed, local and multinational clients spanning across various industries while with PwC Singapore, PwC Australia and PwC China. She is currently the Culture & Values Leader and Assurance Transportation & Logistics Leader of PwC Singapore. 


Trillion specialises in the Transport & Logistics industry. In the shipping and ports industry, her experience spans across the liner, tanker, dry bulk, tugs and barges segments, including chartering, freighting, shipyards, terminals/ports, shipping agents, brokers, surveyors and ship managers. In the logistics and postal industry, her experience spans across couriers, freight forwarders, contract logistics, 3rd party/4th party logistics, domestic and international mail businesses. She also has experience in the oil rigs, real estate, plantations, pharmaceutical, healthcare, retail and commodities trading industries.


Besides audit, she had been personally involved in many projects such as initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, international share placements, GAAP conversion, group financial policies review, capital reduction and financial due diligence.
Trillion has served on the Board of the Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS), chairing its Audit and Risk Committee (ARC). She also plays an active role in ABLE (Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations), a charity for the physically challenged.


Chung Wei Han, Chairman & Ex-officio for all Board Committees, Asian Women’s Welfare Association

Chung Wei Han started her legal career in the corporate finance department of Khattar, Wong & Partners, Singapore.  She subsequently moved to Hong Kong and worked in the finance practice of Baker & McKenzie, Hong Kong.


In 1995, she joined the China corporate practice of Clifford Chance, Shanghai. She then moved on to join B & Q, a retailer in the United Kingdom, as head of their property company in China and head of the legal department. Wei Han returned to Singapore in 2009 and worked part-time as in-house counsel for Weatherford until 2011.


Since 2011, Wei Han has served in various Board roles at AWWA. Joining the Asian Women’s Welfare Association as Honorary Secretary, she continued as Member of the Board of Management (2017-2019) and currently holds the role of President. In 2015, Wei Han also joined the AWWA Ltd. Board of Directors and subsequently held the position of Deputy Chairman. Her current role is Chairman of the Board. AWWA’s mission is to empower the disadvantaged to maximise their potential to lead dignified and independent lives.


Wei Han graduated from the National University of Singapore with Bachelor of Laws (LL. B) (Hons).


Moderator Bio:

Deborah Ho, Managing Director and Head of South East Asia, BlackRock

Based in Singapore, Deborah is responsible for a wide-ranging portfolio in markets across South East Asia. This includes delivering the breadth and depth of BlackRock's capabilities to clients in the region. Deborah is a member of BlackRock APAC Executive Committee and also part of the global Human Capital Committee which is responsible for driving talent management, holding people managers accountable for deliverables and creating an inclusive culture where all employees feel a sense of belong.


Deborah is the APAC Chair for WiN and has had extensive experience at the helm of various women's networks in the financial services industry in Asia and continues to champion gender equality in the workplace.


Deborah has over 25 years of experience in financial services and is an Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Fellow. She is on the investment committee of the LKY fund for Bilingualism. Deborah was named as one of the Top 25 Most influential women in asset management in Asia Pacific by Asian investor magazine in 2011.

Please note places are on a first-come-first-served basis so do register early! Deadline for registration is 1 Sept, 2020. 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.

Do note that FWA events are governed by Chatham House rules so everything you say will be treated with the utmost confidence.

Institutional Members:

Diamond members- Registration at FWA member rates for up to 15 persons per Institutional Member.

Platinum members- Registration at FWA member rates for up to 10 persons per Institutional Member.

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

Please click 'RSVP Now' and register using your Institutional Codes (please check with your respective coordinators for your Institutional Code).


No Show Policy

We understand that with busy schedules, there may be times when you cannot make an event after you have registered for it. In the event that you cannot make an event, we appreciate that you use our new tool now available to cancel the event. Cancellation is allowed up to 2 days ahead of the event date. To do so, please log in to the FWA website, under “My Account”, select “My Events”, you can cancel the event registration under the “Cancel registration” column. For members that no-show for 3 consecutive events, we regret to inform that you will be barred from attending any FWA events for the next 3 months. We hope you understand this policy as our events are often in high demand and your co-operation will allow those who can and wish to attend our events to do so. 


Event Images, Photos and Recordings Policy
Please do note that if you attend events or programmes organised, managed, administered or publicised by the FWA, by attending such events, you agree and consent to the use of your photograph, voice, likeness, and image in any broadcasts of such event and in subsequent productions drawn from video or audio recordings of such event.  The photographs and recordings may be published or broadcasted in FWA publications and in publicity materials, including FWA’s websites and social media. All recordings, articles, quotes, photographs, films, audio or video and/or any reproductions of same in any form, are the property of FWA. FWA, its affiliates, employees, representatives and agents are released from any and all claims, demands, costs and liability that may arise from the use of these interviews, recordings, photographs, videotapes or films, and/or any reproductions of same in any form, as described above, arising out of being interviewed, recorded, photographed, videotaped or filmed.  If you do not wish to have your photos/audio-visual recordings taken at such event, it is your responsibility to remove yourself from group and candid shots/recordings that the photographers/videographers intend to capture. 


For enquiries, please contact events@fwasg.org