Our Women in Treasury Singapore Forum 2019 took place on Thursday 11th April at the prestigious Four Seasons hotel from 12 noon to 4:30pm. This highly popular annual industry event is firmly established in the diaries of women and men across the Asia Pacific region and was attended by over 120 people from all sectors of the industry.
The Forum opened at noon with a lively pre-lunch welcome reception which included a short presentation by Meg Coates, Joint Publisher & Head of Operations, Treasury Today Group, summarising the broad findings of our Women in Treasury Global Study 2018, proudly supported by State Street Global Advisors. This was followed by a three course lunch in the sumptuous Crescent Ballroom, during which the panel discussion took place on stage with our leading industry speakers. The dynamic and insightful debate was moderated by Sophie Jackson, Joint Publisher & Head of Strategic Content, Treasury Today Group and featured our superb line up of influential panellists:
Catherine Yu, VP Regional Controller, Herbalife Nutrition
Lay Perk Toh, Corporate Treasurer, Kulicke & Soffa
Yeng Butler, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Cash Business, State Street Global Advisors
Jason Horn, Head of the Asia Pacific Cash & Short Duration Liquidity Business, BlackRock
The candid and thought provoking discussion explored the views of the panel on some of the issues highlighted by the respondents of the study and the ongoing challenges to the progress of diversity in our industry, as well as practical career tips and motivational messages for both women and men working in the treasury function today.
Following the panel discussion, an enthusiastic open question and answer session took place, with many members of the audience taking the opportunity to share their own experiences and seek advice from the panel.
Coverage of the event will appear in the July/August 2019 edition of Treasury Today Asia and online.