Event Details

FWA WEIMPACT DYNAMIC HUDDLE Panel Discussion: Paving our path towards financial independence with confidence
22 February 2023
IN-PERSON (limited seats) SGX Auditorium,
SGX Centre 1,
2 Shenton Way,
Singapore 068804

Update (February 14th): Dear all, thank you for your keen interest in our WEimpact Dynamic Huddle Panel Discussion. Please note the event is now full and registrations have closed. If you'd like to be placed on the waitlist, please email us at contact@fwasg.org. Thank you!


The FWA Women Empowered Impact (WEimpact) pillar, is pleased to host a Dynamic Huddle panel to discuss our journeys towards financial independence in various life stages and tools to help achieve them.

Achieving financial freedom and confidence may be new year goals for many as we begin 2023. While the definition of financial independence varies with individual aspirations and life stages, the common question remains: how do we get there? The FWA WEimpact Financial Literacy Report 2021 noted that the lack of financial education and experience were among the top cited reasons why women are not actively involved in household investment or saving decisions. With the backdrop of current market volatility, it is therefore imperative to understand the tools available to help us confidently navigate our investing journey towards financial independence.

In this session, join us to hear from our speakers on the basics of investing, options available to us and empower our journey towards financial freedom.


Event Agenda:


Registration and Networking Refreshments


Welcome remarks by

FWA President Chair – Grishma Kewada

WEimpact Pillar Chair – Jean Chong


WEimpact Dynamic Huddle Panel Discussion:

Paving our path towards financial independence with confidence

Moderator: Ashlesha Vaishampayan, VP Consultant Relations – Asia, T.Rowe Price


Jeannette Chan, Associate Partner, Etteca Capital Partners, A Partner Practice of St. James's Place (Singapore) Private Limited

Ee Chian Chua, Director, Business Development, Endowus

Topics to be covered:

  • Basics of investing – how investing can give women financial stability and independence.
  • How does one kickstart retirement planning? In the current volatile market and rising inflation, it is becoming more important now to plan for yourself, your family, and your future.
  • Learn how utilising Cash, SRS and CPF properly can better equip you for your  retirement planning journey so that you can relax and be financially secure in your golden years.
  • Understand the different benefits for locals vs foreigners.


Closing remarks

Event Ends 



Please note places are on a first-come-first-served basis so do register early! Deadline for registration is 19 FEB 2023. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. We apologise that any request 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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Speaker Bios: 

Jeanette Chan – A Partner Practice of St. James's Place (Singapore) Private Limited

Jeannette brings a wealth of international experience from working in three continents over the past 25 years. After graduating from the National University of Singapore with a BBA degree, she started her illustrious investment banking career dealing with financial derivatives in Singapore, Hong Kong, moving on to London and Australia before returning to Singapore in 2019.

She is passionate about helping people build a stronger financial future for themselves and their families – by cultivating long-term relationships through face-to-face advice on wealth accumulation, protection and distribution.


Ee Chien Chua – Director, Business Development & Partnerships, Endowus

Ee Chien is Director, Business Development & Partnerships at Endowus, Singapore’s leading digital wealth advisor, scaling the company through B2B relationships, strategic partnerships, and blue sky initiatives.

He started his career at Goldman Sachs trading equity derivatives, before moving on to growth and expansion roles at both Uber and Grab. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Public Relations.


Ashlesha Vaishampayan (moderator) – Vice President, T. Rowe Price 

Ashlesha Vaishampayan is a Vice President at T. Rowe Price Singapore and leads the firm’s consultant relations efforts in Asia. She joined T. Rowe Price from Russell Investments in 2019, where she was a Senior Manager for Russell's UK Institutional business. She started her asset management career in 2013 in London at Schroders on their graduate scheme.

Ashlesha is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, holds an honours degree in Classics from King’s College London, and was featured as #7 in the Financial Times’ ’50 Female Future Leaders’ list in 2018.

She co-chairs 100 Women in Finance’s Singapore chapter and is a committee member of the Financial Women’s Association of Singapore.




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