Women Leaders Summit 2018 - Singapore

Women Leaders Summit 2018 - Singapore


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wed 9/12
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Four Seasons Singapore - Four Seasons Ballroom

Wed 9/12
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Opening Plenary | Championing Communities: Inspiring Action and Change

Four Seasons Singapore - Four Seasons Ballroom

With a world digitizing at a head-spinning pace and a backdrop of advancing technology shaping our world, there is huge potential for economic progress and new avenues of opportunity. Ensuring that no-one is left in the dust of our ever-evolving world, our panel of speakers will share their work and lessons in empowering communities and championing change through policy, education, and inspiration.

Welcome Remarks

Laura Deal Lacey

Executive Director, Asia, Milken Institute


Manisha Tank

News Anchor, CNN


Noeleen Heyzer

Trustee, The Asia Foundation; Former Under-Secretary-General, United Nations

Shaun Lee

Managing Director, Project Chulia Street

Anne Lesser

Director, Strategic Initiatives, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Nirmala Rao

Vice Chancellor, Asian University for Women

Heidi Toribio

Managing Director, Global Head Banks and Broker Dealers, Standard Chartered Bank

Wed 9/12
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Stories We Tell: Through A New Lens

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2018 has been a year of change and evolution, and the way in which we present ourselves matters more than ever. How can we communicate and tell our narrative most efficiently? In three talks and a panel discussion, this compelling lineup of speakers will offer an alternative insight into what it means to interact in an evolving world.

Opening Remarks

June Wong

Senior Managing Director, Head of Asia ex-Japan, State Street Global Advisors


Tracey Woon

Vice Chairman, Asia-Pacific, Wealth Management, UBS AG


Drue Kataoka

Artist in Residence, Google VR (TiltBrush); CEO, Drue Kataoka Art Studios

Frank Luntz

Founder and President, Luntz Global

Jay Shetty

Award Winning Host; Storyteller; Viral Content Creator

Wed 9/12
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Beyond FinTech: The Future of the Finance Industry

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Disruptions brought on by rapid advances in technology are leaving many financial institutions with the decision to either adapt or get left behind. With the industry changing at a speed never before seen, leaders are faced with the massive challenge of steering their organizations in the right direction and staying ahead of the curve. Is it possible for tradition and legacy to survive and work alongside innovation, or must we prepare for an industry that looks completely different than it does today? This panel explores disruptions in finance beyond the headlines and how the industry is evolving.


Julia Raiskin

Managing Director, APAC Head Investor Sales & Relationship Management, Citi Markets and Securities Services


Teresa C. Barger

Co-Founder and CEO, Cartica Management, LLC

Hou Lin

Senior Vice President, CreditEase; General Manager, Product Department, CreditEase Wealth Management

Lisa Robins

Global Head of Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered

Sneha Sanghvi

Head of Financial Markets, Asia, Westpac Banking Corporation

Wed 9/12
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Building Meaningful Lives

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Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Wed 9/12
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Plenary | Working Smarter: The Future of Jobs

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As automation, artificial intelligence, and other emerging technologies become more mainstream, many are left unsure on what the future of work will look like. There are also more women playing crucial roles in leading and shaping the future of industries. Job displacement is nothing new, but the speed at which the employment landscape is changing is enough to spark concern even in the most educated of us. This panel of global business leaders will untangle the complex weave of potential occupational shifts that lie ahead to examine the implications for skills, wages, and the workplace diversity and offer insights into how we can stay competitive in the job market.


Richard Ditizio

President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute

Mary Gu

CEO, CAA China

Robert Kelly

Associate Professor of International Relations, Pusan University

Dimitra Manis

Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer, S&P Global

Wed 9/12
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Cocktail Reception

Four Seasons Singapore - Foyer