WoW In Conversation: Women leading in times of crisis

1 Jul 2020, NUS News

A WoW In Conversation session organised by the NUS Office of Alumni Relations was held online on 24 June to discuss the topic of ‘Women Leading in Times of Crisis’. More than 300 attendees participated in the session, including NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye.

The session was moderated by NUS Alumni Advisory Board member, Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar (NUS Science ’98, NUS Public Policy ’08), and the panel comprised Executive Chairman of The Straits Trading Company and NUS Board of Trustees member, Ms Chew Gek Khim (NUS Law ’84) and Group Executive Director of Methodist Welfare Services, Ms Junie Foo (NUS Arts and Social Sciences ’90).

The online event featured opening remarks by Singapore President and NUS Chancellor, Madam Halimah Yacob (NUS Law ’78) who shared that the theme for International Women’s Day in 2020, ‘Each for Equal’ reflected how all women and men have a role to play in shaping a gender equal world.

During the session, issues such as effective decision-making, the impact of COVID-19 on businesses, and the importance of mentoring were discussed.

“Look for mentors in the workplace. As you work with them, you can learn from them, which gives you double the benefits,” Ms Chew Gek Khim said.

You can view the recorded webinar here: https://youtu.be/zbmzUNS9X-E