Past Events

FWA Exchange: Women in Private Equity and Venture Capital (PEVC): Wednesday 19 January 2022, 12:30 pm - 01:30 pm

 

Today women make up less than 20% of PEVC professionals and less than 10% of PEVC leaders globally. Join Audrey The (Managing Director, Cambridge Associates), Bonnie Lo (Partner & COO, NewQuest Capital Partners), Melissa Heng (Director, Temasek) in this lunch panel moderated by Ai Lin Leong (Director, LemmaTree) where they will share on:

 

  1. Gender diversity trends in the PEVC industry
  2. The diverse range of roles in PEVC (it’s not just investing in companies!)
  3. Leaning into your interests and strengths to grow your career

 

Registered participants will receive the link for the Zoom session prior to the event.

19 January 2022
 
12:30pm-01:30pm
Zoom
  • Members Only Event
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  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00
FWA Exchange : Fireside Chat with SWIFT on the future of trade digitisation, Thursday 17 February 2022, 12:30pm-01:30pm

                                      

             

In late April 2020 as lockdowns came into force across the world, and supply and demand shocks hit hard, the region experienced a dive in documentary trade finance and economic growth. Today, as the world continues to navigate the economic impact of Covid-19 pandemic, the region’s resilience, coupled with ongoing regional integration efforts and a willingness to embrace digitisation and innovation will be a key factor in the recovery. 

 

In trade finance and payments, digitisation has tremendous potential for enhanced, structured and richer data, greater insight into supply chains and payment systems, and increased transparency and collaboration in the financial services community. In the long run, this could also help promote greater financial inclusion by enabling more corporates – notably small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – to access trade finance.

 

Join SWIFT’s Head of Trade Strategy and Vice Chair ICC Commission on Banking, Louise Taylor-Digby and Head of ASEAN, Sharon Toh, in a fireside chat as they explore the opportunities of a post-Covid world in the world of trade finance, and what makes for effective trade digitisation in ASEAN. 

17 February 2022
 
12:30pm-01:30pm
Zoom
  • Members Only Event
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  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00
Corporate Members Webinar, Thursday 24 February 2022, 12:00pm-01:30pm

 

 

Dear Corporate Members,

 

We are pleased to invite you to our Q1 corporate members webinar on Thursday 24th February from 12 – 1.30pm where you will hear perspectives on AGILITY, CREATIVITY and INNOVATION from our graduating 2021 FWA mentees:

 

  • Lina Hu - Senior Associate, Client Relationship Management Private Funds, Brookfields Asset Management
  • Sze Sze Fu - Lead, Technology & Innovation Journeys, Standard Chartered Bank 
  • Phaedra Pang - Digital Innovation Lead, Digital Solutions Management & Commercialization, PwC 
  • Yoanita Lauw - Market Risk Management, Bank of Singapore
  • Macy Lee - Product Manager, DBS Transformation Group, 
  • Tammy Tan - Team Leader, Thailand and Vietnam Market, Credit Suisse

Based on the perspectives shared, we then invite you to join the conversation and share your views and observations from within your organisation. As with all corporate members webinars we operate under Chatham House rules and we welcome 2 representatives from each corporate member.

 

 

24 February 2022
 
12:00pm-01:30pm
Zoom
  • Members Only Event
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  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00
FWA and UBS Celebrate International Women's Day - #Breaking the Bias: Fostering a multigenerational workforce, Tuesday, 08 March, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

*This is a hybrid event, subject to change should circumstances require it. FWA members may register for online zoom access, while members from the host organisation and organisers will attend in person.                               

 

                     

 

More individuals are choosing to work beyond their retirement age. As the average lifespan of humans increases, the age diversity in the workforce we are seeing now is the widest ever. Each generation brings their own biases, mindsets, expectations, and communication styles to the workplace.

 

Managing this increasingly multigenerational workforce involves a set of complex new challenges. Organisations must ensure that all generations feel valued. It is a fine balancing act and when not handled well, may be counterproductive and result in the loss of rich talent.

 

Being aware of each other's needs, challenges, viewpoints, strengths, biases – even fears, is key to unlocking the power of intergenerational collaboration in the workplace. 

 

FWA and UBS welcome you to a timely discussion on Breaking the Bias surrounding multigenerational workforces. During this session Choo Guan Yeoh from UBS, Virginia Tan from She Loves Tech, and Spencer Hsu from Ernst & Young, will share their insights on how to leverage age diversity in the workplace and achieve winning collaborations.

 

08 March 2022
 
12:00pm-01:30pm
Hybrid
  • Members Only Event
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  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00
FINANCIAL WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION AGM 2022

FINANCIAL WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION (SINGAPORE)

NOTICE OF 21ST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

 

Dear FWA Members,

 

I hereby give notice for this year’s Financial Women’s Association General Meeting which will be held remotely on 24th March 2022. 

 

We seek your support to sign up to vote in our new executive committee team 2022. Our new Exco slate will continue to strive to do their best of their abilities to promote education, advancement, and recognition of women, encourage young female leaders of tomorrow to advance in finance through mentoring. Finally, to contribute to social and community development for the betterment of women.  

 

FWA had a very busy and fulfilling 2021. Our key highlights reached more women in finance and making an impactful to women in Singapore for the Year of Women’s Development.  We hosted 10 monthly webinars to almost 1,100 participants, we grew significantly in corporate memberships.  Our cornerstone mentoring program received an overwhelming signup which ended with a final selection of 30% (50 mentees) out of the total applications.  Most importantly we broke new grounds in two key areas.  FWA embarked on a national project by doing a research on Financial Literacy for Women in Finance for MSF as part of the government’s Women’s Development feedback. Finally, created the most ambitious project in FWA history by holding our first every symposium with the help of 100 volunteers and speakers from finance to present 10 topics online over a half day to almost an audience of 700.

 

The new Exco slate to be presented at the AGM looks forward to sharing more exciting plans with you on the year ahead.  

 

Please note this event is open to members only and is free of charge.  We invite all FWA members to dial in to the AGM.  Registration will be required, and details are below.

 

Jacqueline Chua

President 

Financial Women’s Association Singapore 

24 March 2022
 
11:45am-02:00pm
Zoom
  • Members Only Event
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  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00
FWA Leadership Discussion on Gender Diversity and Firm Performance

A study by National University of Singapore (NUS) Centre for Governance and Sustainability (CGS) of SGX-listed companies found that leadership diversity improves firm performance, as measured by return on assets (ROA). Leadership diversity encompasses not only diversity at the gender level but also educational qualifications, industry experience and age.

 

The research finds several interesting relationships between each diversity element. In this event, we focus on gender diversity and its impact on firm performance. A unique finding is the concept of gender parity point and what this means for boards and senior management representation. 

29 March 2022
 
12:15pm-01:30pm
Zoom
  • Members Only Event
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  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00
FWA Exchange - Blockchain verticals explained: emerging trends of Metaverse, DeFi and Web3.0, Thursday, 26 May 2022, 11:45 – 1:30 pm

 

   

 

FWA is pleased to partner with Blockchain Association Singapore (BAS) Women in Blockchain Committee to present a session on blockchain concepts and its verticals. 

 

The intention of blockchain was meant to be a technology where data is immutable, confidential and located on de-centralized network. Its initial application was widely known to be in cryptocurrency applications. With its exponential growth, more and more vertical industries that have also started implementing blockchain. Join us for the lunchtime panel discussion to have a deeper understanding the blockchain ecosystem and its emerging verticals, particularly: 

  1. Breaking down the different parts of the blockchain verticals, particularly digital assets, Defi, NFT, the meta verse and Web 3.0. 
  1. Understanding the risks and what to look out for when dealing with digital assets/NFTs/Defi products – from beginners to more advanced audiences and the tools that can enable you to get started.  
  2. Debunking myths about blockchain. 
  3. How to navigate a career switch or build a successful career in this space. 

 

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

 

26 May 2022
 
11:45am-01:30pm
Fintech Hub,
80 Robinson Road #08-01,
Singapore 068898
  • Members Only Event
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  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00
FWA WEIMPACT AND IFC ASIA PACIFIC WOMEN’S NETWORK A DYNAMIC HUDDLE: GETTING TO HAPPY, 7 June 2022, 12.30pm- 1.30pm

              

The FWA Women Empowered Impact (WEimpact) pillar, in collaboration with IFC Asia Pacific Women’s Network, is pleased to host an interactive lunchtime session spotlighting the importance of self-care and simple steps to taking care of our well-being.

 

Bombarded by round-the-clock demands from our personal and professional lives, mindfulness or happiness seems out of reach. A study conducted by the Institute of Mental Health in 2020 observed that 8.7% of the surveyed population in Singapore met the criteria for clinical depression while 9.4% met the criteria for anxiety. It is, therefore, imperative that one learns to pause, take stock, and prioritise our well-being to achieve a more satisfying life!

 

In this session, join us to learn from our speaker, Shireena Shroff Manchharam, a certified life coach and weekly wellness columnist of Tatler Singapore, who will share simple and practical tips that we can adopt in our daily routines to kickstart our quest toward a positive and happier state.

07 June 2022
 
12:30pm-01:30pm
HYBRID: IFC Singapore Office (IFC staff only) and WEBEX
  • Members Only Event
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  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00
The FinTech Movement: Staying relevant in the ever-changing world of FinTech Friday, 24 June, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

FWA, in collaboration with ICONIQ Capital is pleased to bring you the next FWA Exchange Session: The FinTech Movement - Staying relevant in the ever-changing world of FinTech. 

The rise of FinTech has been meteoric and has taken some traditional financial institutions by surprise. Many traditional financial institutions are playing catch-up through a series of efforts to innovate, be it new products or moving into new markets. Arguably, FinTech has democratised financial services, allowing non-traditional firms to enter the space and even moving into the forefront as the key players.

24 June 2022
 
12:30pm-01:30pm
Zoom
  • Members Only Event
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  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00
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