Wendy Teleki is the head of Secretariat for the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) at the World Bank Group. In our conversation we discuss programs designed specifically to overcome the obstacles that women face in a variety of global cultures.
Sarah Chen is the founder of the Billion Dollar Fund For Women. In our conversation we talk about how diverse founding teams systematically outperform all-male teams, and about the importance women taking leadership in financing companies.
Chetna Sinha is the founder of the Mann Deshi Bank – India’s largest rural bank – that helps rural women achieve their dreams. In this special interview, she shares stories about women not only fighting poverty, but seeking prosperity in rural India. When women become economically active, she says, the community prospers.
We have a chat with Agnès Pannier-Runacher, French Secretary of State for Economy and Finance, who speaks about France’s efforts to get more women in executive roles and what can be learned from the approach of Asian governments such as Singapore.
Neha Thakkar is with INSEAD’s Hoffman Global Institute for Business and Society. In our conversation, we discuss how unconscious bias is everywhere and that if we wish to tip the balance towards gender equality, we have to speak up. Drawing from her rich international background, Neha also discusses the differences in diversity between Asia and the West.
Sara Cheng is the CEO of Fuji-Xerox Singapore. In our conversation she shares invaluable insights into how to prepare the next generation of female leaders in tech. She also gives great tips on how to get ahead: don’t be afraid to be different, ask for what you want – and network!
This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at Found8 Singapore. Beyond co-working, Found8’s spaces are home to a thriving and collaborative community with instant access to innovation networks. Find out more at https://www.found8.com/
We pick up last week’s conversation about attention saturation and ask ourselves: what makes for good content marketing? Recorded on location in Singapore.
The Brown Bag Sessions are episodes that aren’t structured interviews, but rather recordings of conversations with daily practitioners in certain areas of expertise.
In this series on Marketing and Growth in Asia, Thibault Brière and Nikolaj Groeneweg – both seasoned in the the ways of marketing & growth for startups and large corporations – discuss the challenges, opportunities and best strategies for marketing in Asia. We’ll discuss market trends, marketing campaigns we that we particularly like or dislike – and share insights from our lives as marketing practitioners.
For this episode we flew to HongKong and sat down with Elvie Lahournère, Director of Digital and Innovation APAC at Natixis Bank. We discuss the many contrasts between Asia and the West when it comes to customer expectations, entrepreneurial mindset and the way startups and big corporations work together.