STADA Industry Session


  Inclusion & Women in Leadership  

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Date & Time

9 November 2017, Thurs

6.00 - 9.00 PM


410 North Bridge Road

SPACES City Hall, Lvl 1

Singapore 188726


S$10.00 (STADA Member)

S$20.00 (Non-Member)

Diversity and Inclusion: Making it Real by Jean Balfour


Today’s organisations are global and diverse. Leaders and individual contributors are working in diverse teams, both within their own country and across borders and time zones. Client-facing employees are also increasingly relating to a diverse client base. Research shows that diverse teams outperform all other teams - when they are led inclusively. The ability to form and maintain inclusive relationships is today a business imperative.

Jean Balfour will present the business case for building diverse teams and developing inclusive leadership and touch upon the role unconscious bias plays at work.

Women in Leadership – Closing the Gender Gap by Margie Warrell

Untapping female potential to improve bottom line results and stronger outcomes for everyone.

It has been well established that gender diversity is not only good for women, it’s good for everyone. When more women sit at the decision making tables, better decisions are made. Yet despite the business case for gender equity, a large gender gap remains.  While there is no simple solution to such a complex problem, far more can still be done to combat unconscious bias and recruit, retain, equip, embolden and support women to advance into senior leadership roles. This session will outline both the ‘inside out’ and ‘outside in’ approach to ‘closing the gap’ and provide concrete strategies organisations can execute to move from talking about diversity to creating a culture of unconscious inclusion which unlocks female potential and leverage their feminine leadership strengths to make the difference their difference makes – not just to the business bottom line, but to society.


Bestselling Author, Leadership Consultant & Executive Women’s Coach

Margie Warrell is a bestselling author, women’s leadership advisor and international thought leader who is passionate about gender equality and empowering women to be stronger leaders in their workplace and beyond.

Founder of Global Courage, a women’s leadership organization, Margie draws on her background in Fortune 500 business (BP Oil, KPMG), psychology and coaching to help women be stronger leaders, braver communicators and better agents for change. She has run leadership programs in organizations internationally including NASA, the United Nations Foundation, British Telecom, Deloitte, Microsoft, and Australian Federal Police.

A strong advocate for women in leadership, in 2016 Margie was appointed Ambassador for Women in Global Business and is a Women’s Economic Forum honoree. Margie has also been a keynote speaker at women’s conferences around the world with organizations such as the United Nations Foundation, Accenture, Facebook and the American Business Women’s Association.

Margie’s insights have also been shaped by her work with global leaders and luminaries such as Sir Richard Branson, UNF President Kathy Calvin and hotelier Bill Marriott. A Forbes Columnist, she is also a regular media contributor with leading media such as the SkyNews, FoxNews, Wall Street Journal, Inc., Today Show, Al Jazeera, ABC News Australia. Her four books Find Your Courage, Stop Playing Safe, Make Your Mark and Brave have been published in seven languages.

Recently relocated to Singapore, Margie is also the mother of four teenage children and enjoys adventure travel with them including their recent summit of Mt Kilimanjaro.


Managing Director of Bailey Balfour, Organisation Consultant, Executive Coach

Jean Balfour is an organisation consultant, facilitator and Ashridge accredited executive coach with 20 years in organisation and professional development. Jean leads Bailey Balfour, an organisation consultancy based in Singapore with clients in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. She specialises in executive coaching, diversity and inclusion and leadership development.



6.00 - 7.00 PM: Registration* and Light Dinner

7.00 - 8.30 PM: Presentation by Panel Speakers

8.30 - 9.00 PM: Panel Discussion and Q&As

9.00 PM: Networking and End of Session


Registration closes: 8 November 2017

*Walk-in registrations would not be accepted


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