Event Details

Celebrate International Women's Day: Inspire Inclusion - Have We Done Enough?
08 March 2024
65 Chulia Street,
OCBC Centre Level 50,
Singapore 049513
  • Members Only Event
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  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00

Update (26 February): Dear all, thank you for your keen interest in our event. Please note the event is now full and registrations have closed.

You may join us at our live screening venue and registrations are open here


Inspire Inclusion: Have We Done Enough? 


Join us as we delve into this topic and discuss how workplaces and individuals can champion inclusion on personal and professional levels. Embark on our shared journey to cultivate an environment where diverse experiences are valued and celebrated. Together, we can amplify our voices to inspire change and make a lasting, positive impact.


11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Registration, Lunch & Networking
11:45 AM - 11:50 AM Opening address by Jason Moo, CEO, Bank of Singapore
11:50 AM - 11:55 AM Welcome by Grishma Kewada, President, FWA Singapore
11:55 AM - 12:45 PM Inspire Inclusion: Have We Done Enough?

  • Ms. Lee Hwee Boon, Head of Group Human Resources, OCBC
  • Ms. Chia Yong Yong, BBM, PBM, Advisor, SPD
  • Ms. Priscilla Chong, Country Manager, AWS

  • Ms. Kate Simpson, Vice President, Prime Financial Services, J.P. Morgan 
12:45 PM Event Ends


Panelists and Moderator Bios:




Kate Simpson, Vice President, Prime Financial Services, J.P. Morgan 


Kate has called Singapore home for over ten years, having previously lived in Dublin, Milan and Paris. The first organization she joined upon arriving to Singapore was the Financial Women’s Association and she has been an active member ever since.


At J.P Morgan , Kate is part of the APAC product development team within Prime Financial Services focusing on new markets and products, regulation and client content. She has a passion for diversity, equity and inclusion and sits on the leadership team of J.P. Morgan’s Women on the Move.


Kate has a degree from University College Dublin, Universita Bocconi and a Master’s in Management from HEC business school.  She is Vice President of the European Chamber of Commerce Singapore and sits on the Irish Chamber of Commerce board of directors.




Lee Hwee Boon, Head of Group Human Resources, OCBC


Ms Lee Hwee Boon was appointed Head of Group Human Resources in June 2022. Being Head of Group Human Resources, she is responsible for the management, training and development of our human capital.

Prior to this appointment, Ms Lee has worked in diverse functions in OCBC Group, covering strategy, risk management as well as corporate and commercial banking. She holds a Bachelor of Business with Honours from Nanyang Technological University and is an IBF Fellow.


Chia Yong Yong, BBM, PBM, Advisor, SPD


Ms Chia Yong Yong was a member of SPD’s Board of Management from 2004 and served as its President between 2008 and 2020. After stepping down as President in September 2020, Ms Chia was appointed to SPD’s Board Advisory Panel where she continues to give guidance and support SPD.


She is a practising lawyer and a strong advocate for persons with disability. Having stepped down from the Board of SG Enable in December 2022, she continues to shape the disability landscape through her contribution as member of the 4th Enabling Master Plan 2030 Steering Committee. She also joined the Housing & Development Board as a Board member in October 2022. Previously, Ms Chia was a steering committee member of the 3rd Enabling Master Plan and co-chaired its Implementation Workgroup on “Promoting Independent Living through Design and Technology. She was also a member of the Committee on the Future Economy, the Tote Board Charity (Social Service) Sub-Committee and the Compulsory Education Advisory Panel.


With her training in law, Ms Chia contributes back to society through her involvement as a panel member of the Law Society’s approved Mediators and approved Investigative Tribunal members. She served as a Nominated Member of Parliament for two terms from 2014 to 2018.


Ms Chia was the winner of Women’s Weekly “Great Women of Our Times” in 2014 and received the Social Innovative Park Fellow Award in the same year. She was also awarded the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Star) in 2018, the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) in 2013, and the President’s Social Service Award (Individual Category) in 2011. A social service veteran, Ms Chia was made a Social Service Fellow in July 2020 in recognition for her past contributions to the social service sector.


Priscilla Chong, Country Manager, AWS Singapore


Priscilla is the Country Manager for AWS Singapore’s commercial business where she manages a portfolio that spans enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses and startups. Her focus is on driving organizational structure and culture to deliver the best business results for customers. A strong advocate for innovation and growth, Priscilla constantly ascertains new ways to cater to customers’ needs, while driving strategic partner engagements. 


Prior to joining AWS, Priscilla spent more than 15 years at Hewlett Packard where she took on various commercial leadership roles before becoming the Managing Director at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. She was responsible for amplifying customer innovation and strategic partner engagements that help enhance business outcomes.  Priscilla is Singaporean and holds a Bachelor of Business, Financial Analysis from Nanyang Technological University.




Please kindly note that each individual and corporate member may register for either the in-person event or the live screening event, but not both. 


Please note places are on a first-come-first-served basis so do register early! Deadline for registration is 5 March 2024. 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.



FWA members attend free of charge. Please login on the website before registering.


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.


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THIS IS A MEMBER AND INVITE ONLY EVENT. To join as a member, please follow this link


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. 


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