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PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Topic:
    Deep Diving into A Women's Journey: Special Focus of Involvement, Roles and Challenges in Construction sector in Asia Pacific

    Time:
    10.20am - 11.10am

    Synopsis:

    In the Built, Construction and Engineering fields, an industry and work environment that's male-dominated, women professionals may face challenges that will intimidate or restrict their ability to showcase their value at the table. However, those challenges only challenge the women professionals to transform their technical skills into tools that will equip their ability to lead. Thus, women's involvements in this industry has led and emerge into a more diversified role from a supervisory officer to corporate leaders.

    Hence, the women's journey in the industry comes complete with challenges and it applies differently from country to country due to the different country's culture and practices. This conference will provide individuals with the necessary knowledge and to empower their abilities in the industry.

    Moderator: 
    Er. Emily Tan, Managing Director,
    TSM Consultancy

    Panelist:
    Ms. Chan Hui Min, Director,
    DP Architects - Singapore
    Ms. Juana T. Torrano-Tapel,  PRB for Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering Professional Regulation Commission
    Board of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Republic of Philippines
    Ms. Sheridan Ingram, Finance Manager,  
    John Holland
    Ms. Kylee Schoonens, Director, 
    Fratelle Group

     

  • Topic: 
    Empowering Women in Built Environment

    Time:
    ​3.05pm - 3.45pm


    Synopsis:
    After we have provided education to women, they join the workforce like the rest of the population.  At the entry level, the distribution of men and women is probably quite equal.  However as we move up the hierarchy, fewer women are in the C-suite of built environment enterprises.  This panel addresses the barriers to women moving up the career ladder and ways to empower them in the built environment.

     

    Moderator: 
    Professor Florence Ling
    National University of Singapore, Department of Building and Office of the Provost

    Panelist:

    Ms. Estella Kueh, Director (Development Coordination 2),
    Urban Redevelopment Authority
    Er. Ho Pui Ming, Director Commuter & Road Infrastructure,
    Land Transport Authority
    Ms. Helen Badger, Director/Chairperson,
    National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)


     

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