FutureBoards Cross Border Dialogue on Women on Boards

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In its fourth Singapore-edition, the FutureBoards Cross Border Dialogue on Women on Boards will take place in a digital format. We are therefore excited to also invite participants from throughout South East Asia and indeed globally.

Organized by FutureBoards, the event is kindly hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy to Singapore, and co-hosted by the Norwegian Business Association Singapore (NBAS). In addition, we highly appreciate the support from BoardAgender, Singapore Institute of Directors, ACCA, the Malaysian Alliance of Corporate Directors and Human Capital Leadership Institute.

Many business owners and board chairs would like to recruit female board members, but are not sure how to get in touch with the right pipeline. Hence, this year’s will focus the discussion on how to tackle this problem.

Agenda: Please note that the event takes place at Singapore time zone

5.00pm         Welcome address by H.E. Anita Nergaard, Norway’s Ambassador to Singapore

5.07pm         ‘State of play women on boards – what works’ by Turid Elisabeth Solvang, CEO FutureBoards

5.14pm         ‘Recruiting Women on Boards’ by Doris Sohmen-Pao, CEO Human Capital Leadership Institute

5.21pm         ‘How Gender Diversity on Boards can be improved’ by Leong Soo Yee, Executive Director, Markets, ACCA

5.28pm         ‘How hard can it be – how we brought women to the boardroom table’ by Nishita Shah, Owner Precious Shipping

5.35pm         Panel discussion moderated by Junie Foo, President of Singapore Council of Women’s organisations, and Chair of the SID Board Diversity & Appointments Committee . In addition to the speakers, Jacqueline Poh, Deputy Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office will join the discussion.

We will also open the floor for questions and comments from the audience.

6.30pm           End of event


For more information, please visit the Future Boards Website.

To register, please email rsvp.emb.singapore@mfa.no , with the subject title “Registration for Future Boards Event, 28th of September”.


Join us also on the 29th of September, for the Singapore Norway Innovation Conference (SNIC), an NBAS-conference focusing on the vast opportunities for innovation provided by digital transformation. SNIC is hosted with The Norwegian Embassy and Innovation Norway.

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