In 2018, the conference was titled Empowering High-Potential Female Talent. We had a closer look at how coaching, mentorship and sponsorship programmes play an essential part in career development and progression for high-potential talent.

Registration & Networking Coffee

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Opening Remarks by Olivia Wong, Head of Diversity & Inclusion Development – John Swire & Sons

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Does all top female talent need executive coaching – in addition to having a mentor?

Headline Speaker: Fraser Murray, Executive Coach and CEO – CoachConnector

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Break & Reflection Time

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Mentoring for Women Leaders – Why It Matters & Best Practice

Headline Speaker: Claire Goodchild, Asia Head of Diversity & Inclusion – Morgan Stanley, long-time Mentor, Steering Committee Member and Steering Committee Co-Chair – The Women’s Foundation

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Mentorship Panel 

  • Barclays – Stephen Callander, CFO, Treasurer, Alternate Chief Executive of HK
  • Catalyst Consulting HK – Gina Marescia, Director & Catalyst Leader
  • Deloitte China – Seth Colin De Grow, Associate Director
  • Kering Asia Pacific – Alessandro Paparelli, Vice President of HR
  • John Swire & Sons – Christine Ling, General Manager, Leadership Development

Moderator: Kirti Lad, Executive Director – Meraki Executive Search & Consulting

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Lunch Buffet & Hot-Topic Discussion

1:15pm – 1:45pm: The impact of #MeToo on gender parity

Karen See, Leadership Coach & Co-Founder – {embrace} worldwide

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Stand by your female talent: Be a sponsor for female high potentials!

Headline speaker: Naomi Sedney, Partner – The Inclusion Factory

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Break & Reflection Time

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Sponsorship Panel

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch – Varshaa Ram Kutik, APAC Head D&I
  • BlackRock – Oisin Crawley, Managing Director, Fundamental Active Equity
  • Ernst & Young (EY) – Katrina North, Director, Financial Services
  • PIMCO Asia-Pacific – Marta N. Bezoari, Senior Vice President, Head of Business and Strategy
  • UBS Wealth Management – Alice Page, Head of Business Management & Services, UHNW APAC

Moderator: Kimberley Cole, Head of Solution Sales, Asia – Refinitiv

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Closing Remarks & Conference Closing Drinks