[Panel] Women’s Register & Accenture Presents: Leadership at Every Level – What it Means and How it Can Impact Your Career
When we think of leadership, we often think of managerial or C-level executives. However, it is a key quality that is expected from employees . With limited work experience and very little decision-making power, new fresh graduates and lower-level executives are often left wondering how they can rise up the ranks to become the experts of their industries.
Young women are often further disadvantaged as traditional gender norms and stereotypes still link masculine traits to leadership, discouraging them from speaking up and claiming their space in a company.
The panel will address:
- What leadership entails and the various forms of leadership
- Ways young women can excel at their work to become leaders even without decision-making power
- Ways women can align themselves with the board and their work and why personal development is equally important as competency training
- How labelling or traditional gender norms and stereotypes of our society prevents women from assuming leadership roles
About the Panellists
Dianne Rajaratnam is a managing director with Accenture’s software and platform practice. She manages key relationships with leading internet, technology and e-commerce enterprises in Southeast Asia, and works closely with clients on their digital transformation and innovation agenda. With over 20 years of working experience in the technology sector, Dianne has successfully led digital transformation projects globally.
Bernadette Wong is a Director of Corporate Affairs and Human Resources in her homegrown Food and Beverage family business, Creative Eateries. Her constant day-to-day contact with a varied workforce that cuts across, gender, age, racial and educational demographics has shaped Bernadette’s interest in developing ways to empower her company’s workforce by involving them in knowledge-driven projects that are so pertinent in today’s competitive business landscape.
Jacqueline Chua is a fund manager and CEO of One Heritage Capital Management. She has more than 27 years of wealth management experience as a senior finance executive in global banks. She has held leadership positions throughout her career at UBS, RBS Coutts, ABN AMRO, Citibank, and Allianz Global Investors.
Aparna Dubey is a Regional Sector Lead at APAC Feminine Care at Kimberly Clark with more than 15 years of experience. She has a stellar track record of growing businesses, building brands and high performing organisations. She is a post-graduate in business management from IIM Ahmedabad, which is a premier B-school in India.
About the Moderator
Cheryl Chong is passionate about rallying different stakeholders together to amplify impact. She is personally interested in supporting the seniors, women empowerment and youth-at-risk sectors. Cheryl is co-founder of The Social Co., a think-tank that brings young people together to give back in ways they know best. In her day job, she is a business analyst in regional and client management with Willis Towers Watson.