The Great Debate: Women Are Not Promoted On Merit

  When:    01 Mar 2018 ( 18:30 - 21:00 )  
  Where:  ANZ, 22/F, Three Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central

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    The Great Debate 
    Women Are Not Promoted On Merit

    Celebrating International Women’s Day
    Evening Session | Thursday 1 March 

    If we believe that men and women are equally able and both are promoted on merit why do women account for less than a third of senior corporate leadership positions? Is ‘merit’ actually objective? Or does it mask unconscious biases and protect the status quo, so preventing women from making it to the top in equal numbers?

    While management may think they are promoting on merit, have they fallen into the trap of consistently favouring people ‘like themselves’ and so preventing women from progressing and organizations from evolving? Perhaps, the very definition of merit and how it is applied is holding women back?

    To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, AustCham’s Women in Business Network is delighted to host its 3rd Great Debate. Join our debating panel of corporate and media personalities for what is sure to be a night of fiery and stimulating debate on this topic.

    About Speakers:
    Kimberley Cole, Head of Solutions Sales, Financial & Risk, Asia, Thomson Reuters
    Farhan Faruqui, Group Executive International, ANZ
    Henny Sender, Chief Correspondent, International Finance, Financial Times
    Adrian Warr, Managing Director, Edelman Hong Kong

    About Moderator:
    Angelina Kwan, Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Compliance, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and Deputy Chair of The Women's Foundation

    *Please check the full speakers' bio here.

    Thursday, 1 March 2018

    Registration starts at 6:30pm. 
    Debate from 7:00pm – 8:00pm, followed by cocktail reception until 9:00pm.

    ANZ, 22/F, Three Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
    Members: HK$400      Non-members: HK$500 (Updated)
    (Includes free flow wines/bubbles and delicious canapés!)

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    *Event flyer is here.

    Thank you to Women in Business Network Sponsors:

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