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Can institutions be an equalizer of opportunities? Bridging the gap and empowering individuals for success

Synopsis:

Much has been written on the proverbial “glass ceiling” for woman leaders in the workplace. Statistics have also generally shown a minority representation of women leaders in senior positions in corporations, even when women comprise of at least 50% of the total workforce in the firm.

Despite higher rates of educational achievement, it seems that working women appear to face a number of prejudices in the workplace, including management and decision-making with more emotions in the play and the prioritizing of family over work and career goals. Such perceptions not only seem to disadvantage women in the workplace, but also diminish the recognition of their effectiveness in contributing to organization’s success.

The debate of gender inequality in the workplace is not new and while progress has been made, the question still begs if we are gaining enough momentum. What initiatives can companies adopt to support women’s progress and success in the corporate world? Our discussion will focus on how institutions can level the playing field, encouraging both men and women to bring their strengths and talents to work, and provide insights as to how policies can support diversity, equality and meritocracy at the office.

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Speaker(s):

Mr Michael Zink, Head of Citi businesses, ASEAN; Country Head and Citi Country Officer (CCO), Singapore

Date:
Tuesday, 02 April 2013
Time:
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue:

Seminar Room 3-1,
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

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