“Achieving gender diversity at work is about measuring outcomes”

Women achievers from across Asia Pacific honoured at 3rd Women Icons Asia Summit & Awards

Singapore, June 3, 2019:  The 3rd Women Icons Asia Summit & Awards 2019 www.womenicons.com was held amidst some great energy, passion and revelry at the Hotel Regent Singapore on May 31, 2019. The summit this year brought together Women Achievers from Asia including Malaysia, India, Indonesia & Singapore. Aside to honouring their success & accomplishments the forum also discussed the challenges towards achieving gender diversity and inclusion in workplaces.

An initiative by Singapore-headquartered, Business Excellence & Research Group (BERG) Pte ltd, Women Icons Asia is a premier platform that celebrates and honours the accomplishments & contributions of women who have excelled in different spheres of life and are an inspiration to the society.

The summit discussions were centered around the topic “Achieving Gender Diversity at Workplace – Is Enough being done to create a robust talent pipeline.” The panelists included Ms. Christina Teo, Chief Builder-she1K; Founder – StartupAsiaWomen;Ms. Kathryn Woof, MD, 33 Talent; Ms. Been Natarajan,  Head of Talent & Vibe, Zeemart Asia Pte Ltd, Ms Victoria Murphy,VP, Randstad Sourceright and Mr. Karthik Tirupathi, CEO, Napier Healthcare Pte Ltd. The session was moderated by Mr. Vishwesh Iyer, Founder & Managing Partner, BERG Singapore.

“Achieving gender diversity & inclusiveness at the workplace and in social environments is much more than getting certain numbers. Till organizations do not make it a business imperative and start measuring outcomes, it is going to remain a challenge. The Women Icons initiative has been making a steady progress in getting a dialogue going in this regard and we hope to expand it further in the coming days,” said Vishwesh Iyer, Managing Partner, BERG Singapore.

Following the Summit discussions, the Women Icons Asia 2019 Awards were presented. The recipients included Gillian Chee, Senior Fund Manager, AEW Asia, Singapore; Hetal Doshi, CEO, O Psych, Co-Founder, NextUpAsia, Malaysia; Mette Johansson, Founder & Owner, MetaMind Training, Singapore; Stacey Hermijanto, CEO, PT Shinta Indah Jaya, Indonesia; Dr Ponni M. Concessao, Architect, Oscar & Ponni Architects, India; Grace Park, Co-Founder & President, DocDoc, Singapore; Larissa Tan, CEO, Vanda Electrics, Singapore; Shanti Shamdasani, President, ASEAN International Advocacy, Indonesia; Jael Chng, Co-Founder & Chief Problem Solver, My Working Title, Singapore; Deepshikha Kumar, Founder & Managing Partner, SpeakIn, India; Jas Ng CL, Senior Director, SRI Pte Ltd, Singapore and Priya Daniel, Founder & Creative Director, Five Scale Design & Darlinks, Singapore.