Event Details

FWA, JPM, AWS, SCB Celebrate International Women's Day - Embracing Innovation, Breaking the Code - Together
08 March 2023
88 Market Street,
Singapore 048948,
Level 30

Update (February 9th): Dear all, thank you for your keen interest in our International Women's Day 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 events@fwasg.org. Thank you!

Please note that lunch will be provided. FWA thanks JP Morgan & Amazon Web Services for their kind sponsorship of the venue and lunch.


The pandemic has accelerated technology for the next decade and as technology changes rapidly, it has become an exciting area for women to work. 
Talented women are thriving in innovation using technology to innovate for higher good that will make a significant impact on the future of finance. Hence, women play a vital role in shaping the future of the finance industry especially through technology. 

Hear from our esteemed panellists as they share their thoughts on:  

  1. The journey of women leaders' in the pursuit of technology /technology related roles in finance, 
  2. Challenges faced by women in the technology sector 
  3. Importance of male allyship in terms of supporting women's journey in technology 
  4. Leaning into your interest and strengths to path your career into the technology space, it is never too late to learn and adopt something new.
  5. How to move the gender equality forward

Embrace differences, promote inclusion to a cohesive and forward looking working environment, recognising talents, and encouraging employees to move forward to the next challenge.


We are excited and privileged to have an esteemed panel to share their expert and pragmatic views on this highly relevant and important topic.



Event Agenda:


11.30am:     Registration, lunch & networking

12.30pm:     Opening speeches by JP Morgan Singapore Country Head, Wai Mei Hong and FWA

12.40pm:     Panel discussion moderated by Jaclyn Kaur, Private Banker, Indosuez Wealth Management


                    -- Ivy Yong, Managing Director, APAC General Counsel, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

                    -- Danielle Szetho, Head of Digital Asset Portfolio & Governance, Standard Chartered Bank                   

                    -- Yasha Dabas, Customer Delivery Architect, AWS Professional Services-Global Financial Services                   

1:20 pm:     Q&A

1:30 pm:     Close of event


Panellists and Moderator Bios:



Ivy Yong, Managing Director, APAC General Counsel, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Ivy Yong is currently the APAC General Counsel of J.P. Morgan‘s Private Bank,  having spent almost 20 years in various roles in the Legal Department of J.P. Morgan, based first in Hong Kong, then in Singapore.  Prior to her current role, she was the head of the Capital Markets legal practice in APAC.   Before joining J.P, Morgan, Ivy practiced as a solicitor at international law firm Clifford Chance.  She is qualified in Singapore, Hong Kong, England & Wales.   

Ivy lends an active voice to diversity and inclusion platforms that promote gender diversity for women in senior positions in the financial industry, and currently serves as a Female Champion of the Financial Women’s Association in Singapore. 

Ivy has a strong interest in social enterprise and missions work, and is active in Cambodia and other Asian countries in development work for young adults from rural areas.  She is also passionate about supporting the local arts scene, and recently co-authored and published a book about Singapore watercolour art.


Danielle Szetho, Head of Digital Asset Portfolio & Governance, Standard Chartered Bank

Danielle Szetho is Head of Digital Asset Portfolio & Governance at Standard Chartered, ensuring strategic alignment of the various Digital Asset-related initiatives across the group. This follows 2 years driving establishment and growth of the Bank’s FinTech client segment. Outside the Bank, Danielle is actively engaged in driving industry standards development and regulatory advancement across Asia in payments as an Industry Advisory Board member of the Emerging Payments Association of Asia.

Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Danielle was founding CEO of FinTech Australia, Australia’s fintech industry association, where she successfully advocated for a FinTech Regulatory Sandbox, Equity Crowdfunding, Crypto regulation, Neo-bank licensing and Open Data. She is a former member of the ASIC Digital Finance Advisory Committee and the Australian Federal Treasurer’s FinTech Advisory Group. She speaks regularly on the need to increase female participation in leadership roles, particularly in finance, technology and scientific fields.

Danielle also previously held various leadership roles in product management, data analytics, strategy, technology transformation and UX/UI design for Australia’s largest media companies. She holds a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Digital Media from the University of New South Wales


Yasha Dabas, Customer Delivery Architect, AWS Professional Services-Global Financial Services                   

With 20 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry, Yasha is a seasoned veteran who has an accomplished career. She worked at Standard Chartered Bank and JP Morgan Chase, and held a wide range of roles throughout her professional career, starting as a Quants C++ developer and rising to the top as a leader in driving organizational digital transformation programs using innovation & engineering excellence.

Currently, at Amazon Web Services - Professional Services, Yasha is at the forefront of technology, helping global financial organizations navigate the ever-evolving landscape of the cloud and digital transformation. Yasha’s impact extends far beyond her professional role. Yasha is a true visionary and a force for change. She founded Women in Agile & Technology, Singapore in 2019, a non-profit organization that empowers women to share, learn & network, with the goal of uplifting women in technology. Additionally, Yasha is a speaker at technology conferences, where she imparts her insights on topics such as Cloud transformation, DevOps & Business Agility.

When she's not changing the world, Yasha lives in Singapore with her family and can be found training for Spartan races. She's also a passionate visual artist and regularly exhibits her paintings in various forums.




Jaclyn Kaur, Private Banker, Indosuez Wealth Management

Jaclyn Kaur is a Private Banker for over a decade and is passionate about wealth management. She is currently with Indosuez Wealth Management- and is responsible to work with her clients to grow their wealth sustainably. She has just attained her MSc in Wealth Management from SMU as well as her Certificate of Family Office Advisor and part of the Global Asia Family Office Circle. In addition, she is an IBF (Industry of Banking and Finance) Advanced Level 2 - Private Banking and Wealth Management.

Outside of her work, Jaclyn volunteers her time as one of the EXCO members with the SMummies (a movement to support full-time working mothers). She is also appointed as the SMU Class of 2022 Alumni Representative (MSc in Wealth Management). Jaclyn is also a mentor at Stories of Asia’s Career Support Initiative to help people transit during this fragile period of layoffs, as well as anyone else who may need guidance in kickstarting or growing their career journeys.

She was also one of the Mentee Admins for the FWA 2022 batch. She is passionate about female-led movements as well as keeping herself updated with the trends in the ever changing financial markets.




Please note places are on a first-come-first-served basis so do register early! Deadline for registration is 1 March 2023. 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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