The Golden Touch: Gender Diversity and Firm Performance”

Thursday, 16 February 2017
2:30pm – 5:00pm

Pacific 3 Ballroom, Level 1,
Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595

By Invitation Only

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Studies around the world consistently show that companies that place women in senior positions perform better. One recent report from Credit Suisse found that companies with a higher participation of women in decision-making roles generate higher returns on equity and run more conservative balance sheets. 

Despite these findings, the Asia-Pacific region lags well behind benchmark global economies in terms of gender diversity. For example, a 2016 report by NUS Business School’s Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations and Korn Ferry found that, at current rates, it would take another decade before the region matched diversity levels seen in the United States and economies of the European Union.

On the bright side, this means Asian companies have bright prospects if they do the right thing and appoint more women into decision-making roles.

How then can we tap into this often under-represented segment? What challenges does the region face in bringing more women into senior positions? And how can firms be encouraged to recognise the strength and benefits of gender diversity?

Our distinguished panellists explored the complex issues surrounding the role of women decision-makers in influencing corporate performance.


Ms CHEONG Choy Mei, Senior Vice President & Head, Security and Fraud Risk, HSBC


Ms Rachel ENG Deputy Chairman, WongPartnership
Datuk Shireen MUHIUDEEN Founder, Managing Director & Principal Fund Manager, Corston-Smith Asset Management
Ms WONG Chien Chien Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer - Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse 
Ms Jeanette WONG Group Executive, Institutional Banking Group, DBS

Please click here to see Speakers' Profile.


2:30 pm Registration
3:00 pm   Opening Remarks by Ms Veronica Eng, Practice Professor and CAMRI Board Member, NUS Business School, followed by Panel Discussion
4:00 pm Q & A Session
4:30 pm Closing Remarks by Mr Atsushi Yoshikawa, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, NUS Business School and former President & Group COO, Nomura Holdings, followed by a Networking Reception


Contact Ms Chow Pee Fun of CAMRI on tel: (65) 6601 1047 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



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