Events for Aspiring Women Directors

Ongoing (by invite only)

These small-group sessions provide a platform for CBD Members to get to know board-ready women candidates, who have been strongly recommended to CBD by prominent business and industry leaders, beyond their profile and job titles. The women are also able find out more about board directorships in the private, public, and people spheres in an enriching and meaningful way.

10 January 2020, Friday

The Council for Board Diversity jointly organised a hands-on workshop with LinkedIn Singapore to equip senior women executives with the tools to improve their digital footprint. LinkedIn account managers guided attendees on how to leverage on LinkedIn’s numerous features to curate their personal profiles and enhance their online presence.

The event also comprised a Leadership-in-Action Conversation with Sherman Kwek, Group CEO, City Developments Limited and was moderated by Janet Ang, Former Vice-President, Industry Solutions and Smarter Cities, IBM Asia-Pacific on “Traits of a Successful Board Director  – a CEO’s perspective”.

31 July 2018, Tuesday

The Diversity Action Committee (DAC), Bloomberg and Deloitte came together for the first time to organise a leadership networking and workshop session for highly successful women who are either board directors or women with corporate board potential.

The session included

  • Keynote address by Mr Teo Siong Seng, (S.S. Teo), Member of DAC, Chairman of Singapore Business Federation and Executive Chairman & Managing Director of Pacific International Lines,
  • Conversation with Bloomberg TV correspondent Ms Haslinda Amin hosted by Margie Warrell, bestselling author and women’s leadership advocate
  • ‘SheSuite’ executive presence workshop by Margie Warrell

19 June 2018, Tuesday

Bloomberg and Diversity Action Committee (DAC) jointly organised a Dialogue with Female First-Time Directors to exchange ideas on raising women’s representation on corporate boards in Singapore and actions that aspiring female board directors should take. The dialogue was led by:

  • Ms Goh Swee Chen, Chairman, Shell Companies in Singapore and Independent Director, CapitaLand Limited
  • Mr Sherman Kwek, CEO of City Developments Limited

6 May 2016, Friday

DAC partnered BoardAgender to hold a networking luncheon with BoardAgender’s SG50 Champions of Change.

We were honoured to have 3 Champions – Euleen Goh, Goh Swee Chen and Simon Israel – join us at the luncheon.

The luncheon provided a relaxed environment for the Champions to freely share their experience as board directors as well as get to know the board-ready women.

18 February 2016, Thursday

The Diversity Action Committee (DAC) partnered Professor Randel Carlock from INSEAD to hold a workshop that immersed participants in reviewing and discussing the roles and responsibilities of the board, the board chairman as well as the CEO in making decisions in the decision-making process. The case study used explores governance issues challenging a board of directors, chairman and CEO when there is a critical decision on the business’ future strategy.

24 November 2015, Tuesday

As part of the Diversity Action Committee (DAC)’s initiative to increase the active pool of women Board Director candidates, the Diversity Action Committee (DAC) partnered Ms Elaine Yew of Egon Zehnder to organize a workshop to share insights of competencies that boards are seeking in board directors and how potential women directors could best tell the story of their career for board roles. She also offered 5 key tips on networking. This is a follow-up activity after DAC’s successful Conference for Women as Board Directors.

29 September 2015, Tuesday

DAC’s latest initiative to accelerate the gender diversity on boards of companies listed on the Singapore Exchange was a great success! 100 senior women executives and professionals, all recommended by corporate leaders and governance experts as suitable for board directorships, attended the invitation-only event. The pipeline of 100 women participants will add to the existing pool of 400+ women board directors currently in SGX-listed companies, making the search for women board directors easier, especially for some Board Chairmen who perceived that there were not enough qualified women to serve on boards or they did not know where to find them. Please click here to read more.

Programme Highlights

  • Guest of Honour Address by Madam Halimah Yacob, Speaker of Parliament
  • Keynote Address by Mrs Lee Suet Fern, Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC
  • Breakout workshops led by INSEAD and Singapore Management University
  • Lunch and networking

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