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Women in Treasury Singapore Forum: maintaining the drive for diversity

Women in Treasury Singapore Forum 2018 panellists

Record numbers of treasury and finance professionals from across the region come together in Singapore to celebrate and champion women in treasury.

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On Wednesday April 25th over 150 senior treasury professionals from throughout Asia Pacific gathered at the Four Seasons hotel in Singapore to celebrate diversity at our fifth Women in Treasury Asia Forum.

A diverse line up of senior industry speakers shared their experiences and insights on a broad range of issues affecting many women and men working in treasury across the region, whilst also offering some valuable advice to the audience. Our 2018 Singapore panellists were:

  • Florence Tan, Head, Treasury, APAC, M+W Group

  • Christopher Emslie, Asia Regional Treasurer, General Mills

  • Crystina Hickey, CFA, Vice President, BlackRock

  • Chédia Haddouchi, Treasury Manager, APAC, Uber

Before a three course lunch, the forum was opened by Meg Coates, Joint Publisher & Head of Operations and Sophie Jackson, Joint Publisher & Head of Strategic Content, who introduced the Women in Treasury initiative and presented the results of the most recent Women in Treasury Annual Global Study. The panel discussion was facilitated by Sophie Jackson and the lively and thought provoking debate included topics such as mentoring, mobility and the value of building a strong and diverse team.

Women in Treasury Singapore 2018 panellists

Following the panel discussion, an energetic and enthusiastic question and answer session took place, with many questions raised by the audience. This gave the panel the opportunity to share further insights from their own careers and the challenges they have faced and overcome.

Speaking about the success of this year’s panel, Sophie Jackson said, “I’m delighted that 2018 was our busiest forum yet in Singapore, a special place where women in treasury continue to enjoy great representation and fantastic careers.”

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Treasury Today Asia’s Women in Treasury initiative:

Treasury Today Asia’s Women in Treasury initiative recognises the importance of women in the corporate treasury profession and creates a means for women in treasury to communicate with one another, learn from each other and build relationships in order to help each other.

Women need to be much more visible in their roles, both inside and outside of their organisations. The Women in Treasury initiative seeks to offer a platform to make women more visible and to bring people together to discuss and celebrate diversity in the corporate space. As well as our forums Treasury Today Group also:

  • Profile female leaders.

  • Run the Women in Treasury Global Study, this year proudly supported by State Street Global Advisors, the only annual study of women working in the treasury profession worldwide.

To learn more about Treasury Today Asia’s Women in Treasury initiative please visit: treasurytoday.com/wit