Dear FWA Members and Friends,
A year has flown by and it’s time to give notice of the FWA Annual General Meeting again.
What an eventful year it has been for our Crystal Jubilee year, and a big shout-out goes to the wonderful FWA Executive and Sub-Committee members who have so generously given of their time and energy for the cause of gender diversity, as well as to you, our members, for your strong support to FWA throughout the year.
Our Crystal Jubilee event in Dec 2016 raised a total of $17,000 for our designated charity, Daughters of Tomorrow; our Mentoring Programme continues to grow year-on-year and achieved a record bumper crop of more than 30 mentees in 2016; for International Women’s Day 2017 this week, we broke further ground by getting 19 FWA Male Champions, representing 15 Financial Institutions in Singapore, to pledge to achieve 30% of women in senior leadership roles by 2020 (http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/banking-finance/pledge-to-boost-number-of-women-leaders-in-fis).
Our membership base has continued to grow. As at the end of 2016, we had over 180 individual members, and 34 corporate members. Partnerships with our Corporate Members continue to deepen and broaden through regular corporate sharing sessions, and collaboration for our busy event calendar – in 2016 we rolled out the very popular WINTECH series focusing on women in the FinTech space, in addition to the Males from the Top and Kopitiam Chat – Female Role Model series.
Our accounts remain healthy. However looking ahead towards the scale-up of our events and activities to meet members’ growing expectations, we find ourselves in a position to review our revenue and cost structures in accordance with an inflationary environment. At this year’s AGM, we will be proposing some key changes to our membership fee structures that have been in place since 2001, to address the future budget of the FWA.
We would therefore really appreciate it if you can join us at the AGM to give us your feedback and opinion. Afterall the FWA exists because of and for you!
As if you really needed any enticement (!), we will also be having Underground Wines conduct a wine-tasting session after the AGM, featuring Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Rose and Pinot Noir, to be paired with a delectable buffet spread by Camellia Private Catering.
Please note this event is open to members only and is free of charge. If you cannot make this event, please fill in the proxy form here and furnish it to the Secretary via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) latest by 28 March 2017.
Below are the details of the AGM:
Date: Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Time: 6.30 pm – 9 pm
Place: The Great Room Offices
1 George Street, #10-01, Singapore 049145
We thank you for your support to FWA and look forward to seeing you!