Summit 2017 Program

THE SUMMIT AT A GLANCE

1 November 2017
1-day summit

The program covers topics on women’s entrepreneurial journey and leadership experience, and how one strikes a balance in building healthy relationships with their family while striving for excellence in business.

09:00 Chairperson’s Opening Address

Renee Tan, Founder, Rendeur, H.E.R Entrepreneur

Keynote Address
09:10 Guest-of-Honour Opening Address
Low Yen Ling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Trade & Industry and Ministry of Education, Mayor of South West District

09:20 The women warriors in my life & business – How empowerment can spur success

Chatri Sityodtong, Founder, Chairman, CEO, ONE Championship

Leadership
09:40 Panel: Excelling in holistic leadership at home and work
– Acing in multiple roles as an entrepreneur, mother and caregiver through effective self-management
– Embracing transitions in life & career: Coping effectively without losing sight of your goals
– Managing within and outside home: How working couples negotiate and excel in achieving success in business and at home
Panelists:
Cheryl Wee, Actress, Founder, Cheryl W Wellness & Weight Management

Wong Li Lin, Executive Director, Public Hygiene Council, National Environment Agency

Jenny Tay, Managing Director, Direct Funeral Services

Nura J, Founder, CEO, Pearlista

Moderator:

Renee Tan, Founder, Rendeur, H.E.R Entrepreneur

10:30 Speed Networking

10:40 Morning Networking Refreshment

Business Strategies

11:10 Panel: Developing business strategies for a successful entrepreneurial career
– Exploring opportunities and challenges in female entrepreneurship
– Starting with an end-in-mind: Formulating strategies to succeed from Day 1
– Balancing a career and family while driving a profitable business
Panelists:
Yvon Bock, Founder, Managing Director, Hegen

Tasneem Noor, Founder, Fika Swedish Cafe And Bistro

Jenny Wee, PBM, District Councillor, South West Community Development Council 

Moderator:

Renee Tan, Founder, Rendeur, H.E.R Entrepreneur

Funding and Capital Raising
12:00 Panel: Strategising tactical approaches in sustaining a business financially to achieve long-term success
– Raising start-up capital with angel investors to kick-start businesses
– Overcoming challenges in raising investment funds for start-up businesses
– What do investors look out for and when you do know you are ready to approach an investor?
Panelists:
Rina Neoh, Co-Founder, Mercatus Capital
Michelle Kung, Executive Director, BANSEA

Chua Khai Lin, Co-Founder, CFO, Fundnel

Anna Trybocka, CEO, CrescoData

Moderator:

Rebekah Woo, Committee Member for Diversity, Singapore Institute of Directors

12:50 Networking Lunch

H.E.R Talent, Innovation & Technology Track

14:00 Keynote: Women, technology and the giraffe in the room

Clair Deevy, Head of Community Affairs, APAC, Facebook

Innovation and Technology

14:20 Panel: The power of women as adopters and influencers of technology 
– Empowering women as agents of change to drive technological improvement in business
– How women can drive the economy of today with innovative business solutions
– Changing mindsets about women as innovators and implementors of technology
Panelists:
Grace Ho, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and Strategy Leader (ASEAN), IBM Asia Pacific

Clair Deevy, Head of Community Affairs, APAC, Facebook

Melissa Nguyen, Vietnam Country Head, Google Marketing Solutions

Jaz Athenia Chua, Head of Strategy and Operations, Marketing, APJ, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Moderator:

Rebekah Woo, Committee Member for Diversity, Singapore Institute of Directors

15:10 Panel: Implementing innovative solutions to transform traditional businesses to high-value offerings for consumers

– Understanding the challenges and opportunities in disrupting traditional businesses and how to overcome them

– Uncovering real-time demands of consumers through data analytics and developing strategies for business improvement

– Timing it right: Predicting ahead of the next wave and riding on it in time

Panelists:

Val Yap, Founder, PolicyPal
Kanika Agarwal, CEO, Founder, Passion Peers

So-Young Kang, Chief Energizer, Gnowbe 

Moderator:

Tina Chopra, Founder, Script Consultants, Investor

16:00 Speed Networking

16:10 Afternoon Networking Refreshment

Nurturing Female Talent in Business
16:40 Panel: Women as a business imperative: The importance of inclusion for better business success

– Developing retention strategies to retain women experiencing life transitions in the workforce

– Nurturing female talent to be entrepreneurs within the workplace to boost business success

– How male counterparts in the workforce can be advocates for workplace fairness

Panelists:

Loren Mack,Vice President, PR and Communications, ONE Championship

Gary Loh, Executive Chairman, Sun Moon Food

Abdul Malik Hassan, Co-founder, Crave and Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak

Thomas Fernandez, Chairman, CEO, PestBusters

Moderator:

Ami Iwakami, Startup Ecosystem Partnership Development Lead, Female Founders

17:30 Empowering Adolescent Girls as Agents of Change (World Vision Singapore)

17:40 Lucky Draw

17:50 Closing Remarks

18:00 End of Conference

* Kindly note that the program can be subject to changes.