Conference
31 May 2018 Singapore

Thank you for joining us!

The inaugural Women Leading Change Conference was a huge success. We are very pleased to have gathered so many talented and dedicated individuals together for the purpose of celebrating progress and fostering change.

The conference featured a host of incredible keynote speakers who shared their success stories and insights. The day provided a unique space to dialogue with one another about key gender and diversity issues and recognise the contributions being made to the industry workplace.

The 2018 Women Leading Change Awards honoured those who are demonstrating outstanding leadership and innovation, paving the way for greater inclusivity in their respective roles.

We value your support and feedback. If you would like to discuss the content from this year, or make suggestions for next year’s event, please contact Eleanor Hawkins at eleanor.hawkins@haymarket.asia.

In support of UN Women

Ruth Stubbs, the recipient of the 2017 Vision Award, shares her journey

Agenda

13.30

Registration and light refreshments

14:00

Campaign Asia-Pacific’s opening remarks

14.05

Opening keynote: What a difference a year makes, or does it?

The results from last year’s APAC gender diversity survey were telling on the current state of play in Asia-Pacific. What do the results reveal one year on? Are we making progress or do we need to re-evaluate our strategy for change?

14:25

Being strategic: Identify, nurture and empower

In this session, two leaders at the top of their game explore what skills are needed for leadership positions, how to create strategy for self-development and the importance of empowering others to make the same journey.

14.50

Masterclass: Building a personal brand and professional network

We often forget to market ourselves. It is so important to build a personal brand in today’s competitive workplace, as it can help women thrive and grow. It can give the edge and impact needed to take careers to the next level. In this masterclass, we look at the steps to take to build a personal brand and a professional network to market ourselves and make crucial professional and personal connections.

15.25

Refreshment break and networking

15.45

Combating the digital divide in businesses across APAC

In the past 10 years, advances in digital marketing and technology have meant a significant increase in the need for specialist skills. What is ratio of women to men in these types of roles? Is there a gender imbalance? In this fireside chat, agency leaders address whether businesses should be doing more to encourage young female talent into digital and technology.

16.05

Rising stars and tips from the top

In this panel discussion, we hear from the next generation of women leading change. What are the rising stars in our talent pool striving towards and what are their key challenges and barriers stunting growth? Next we bring leaders already at the top in on the conversation, to look at practical ways to overcome adversity and get a competitive edge.

16.30

Overcoming unconscious bias in the workplace

This penultimate keynote and panel addresses the barriers and challenges of unconscious bias. How deep does the problem go and can it be overcome? Does internal training work or should we be doing more?

17.05

Mandate for change: One year on

How far has the industry moved in making real change in the workplace? In this closing panel, we look at last year’s mandate for change and assess how media leaders are moving towards more balanced workforces.

17.35

Close of conference

Speakers

Gerry Boyle

Chairman APAC
Publicis

Chiara Bellati

TV and VR Executive Producer

Will Anstee

Regional President
Initiative APAC

Jacqui Barratt

CEO & Founder
Salt

Joanna Catalano

CEO APAC
iProspect

Trezelene Chan

Client Partner, Singapore
Kantar TNS

Jo Flint

Managing Director, Agency Business
Google

Bob Grove

Chief Client and Operations Officer
Edelman

Tony Harradine

CEO APAC
Omnicom Media Group

Torie Henderson

CEO India & SEAsia
Omnicom Media Group

Rose Huskey

Managing Director, Global Client Solutions
Wavemaker

Erica Kerner

Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Tiffany & Co

Kaveri Khullar

Marketing Director, SEAsia
Mastercard

Annabelle Kwok

Founder and CEO
NeuralBay

Kyoko Matsushita

CEO APAC
Essence

Vishnu Mohan

Chairman & CEO
Havas Group India & Southeast Asia

Anita Munro

Managing Director
L'Atelier, GroupM

Jee Seon Park

Media and Digital Director
L'Oréal

Anne Rayner

Regional Chief Solutions Officer, Insights Division
Kantar

Elan Shou

Regional Director, Executive Senior VP
Ruder Finn Asia

Atifa Silk

Brand Director
Campaign Asia-Pacific

Ruth Stubbs

Global President
iProspect

Why Attend?

Through a mix of engaging, practical and informative content sessions and masterclasses, attendees benefit learning from and networking with the women at the top of their game. Register to attend now and:

  • Learn the importance of creating a self-strategy for personal career development
  • Feel inspired through the success stories of game changers in Science, Business and Technology
  • Learn how to build a personal brand and professional network
  • Network with peers from across the industry to share learnings, talk triumphs and overcome challenges
  • Get the conversation started in your own business by being a part of the event driving change for gender diversity in APAC

Who Should Attend?

Women Leading Change invites women and men of all levels working in the media and marketing industry. Our aim is to celebrate and nurture women of achievement, while empowering and supporting those who aspire to climb the career ladder.

The half-day forum also addresses the key gender diversity challenges and barriers faced in the media industry, so together we can find ways to progress and encourage our leaders to make positive changes in the workplace.

See what was covered at the 2017 Women Leading Change Awards.

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Contact Us

Zamir Khan

Eleanor Hawkins

Senior Conference Producer

Atifa Silk

Chris Amhoff

Senior Account Manager – Brand Media Asia

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