Asia Women Leadership Summit

17-18 Jun 2019, Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore

Theme: "Breaking the Glass Ceiling to Take the Industry Higher"

Statistically there are more women in the workforce in insurance than men.

But this stark fact conceals an uncomfortable reality: women account for 60% of the workforce but only 19% of board seats and 12% of C-suite positions.

In some markets in Asia the additional dilemma is that the percentage of women in senior positions is much higher, while in other markets it is much lower.

This gender bias with more women in the back office is a reality across the board and not just in insurance. To further complicate matters in insurance there are more women in claims and less in underwriting.

So where are these transformative women leaders hiding? What more can be done to level the playing field for women?

And in what other ways can the insurance industry benefit from the increased presence of senior women?

The Summit will also discuss critical issues of women in insurance including prejudices against certain job types, gender bias, glass ceiling, salary gaps, mentoring and nurturing the female workforce.

With all the changes and disruption driving the industry, now is the time for aspiring women leaders to grasp their chances and discuss strategies and drivers to overcome the opportunity gap.

The first ever Asia Women Leadership summit organised by Asia Insurance Review is here to prepare leading women for the future. This Summit will bring together influential and bright minds from the insurance sector  to discuss the challenges, issues, and opportunities surrounding women in leadership.

Past Featured Speakers

Aurélie Saada

Aurélie Saada

APAC, Head of Risk, Microsoft

Mette Johansson

Mette Johansson

Chair, Keynote-Asia’s Women Speakers; Founder, MetaMind Training

Lavinia Thanapathy

Lavinia Thanapathy

Chair, Inspiring Girls Singapore, Vice President, Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO)

Shefali Sonpar

Shefali Sonpar

Senior Director, Head Insurance Practise, UST Global

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