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ACC Singapore Hosts its Second Women's Event with Hugo Boss

Attendees enjoying a lighthearted moment during discussions on an empowering topic at ACC Singapore’s Women’s Event.

O n April 11, ACC Singapore members saw the return of its women-focused event organized by its Women's Committee. The event this year was hosted by Hugo Boss at its store located in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's iconic shopping street. Jenni Aldrich, Google's Asia Pacific director of legal, was the guest speaker in an intimate discussion on the topic "Driving Women Leadership in Technology," moderated by Julie Yip, director and secretary of ACC Singapore.

Aldrich spoke candidly about her personal experiences on her journey as a female lawyer in private practice to a leadership position in one of the biggest technology companies we know today. The dialogue of the evening touched on the difficulties and challenges that women face within the technology industry, which is traditionally male-dominated. Reflecting on efforts that can help to overcome this gender imbalance, a range of informative topics were considered, which included:

  • Gaining the right support from fellow male colleagues;
  • Motivating executives to support and make resources available to create a more inclusive work environment;
  • Implementing programs and policies to inspire male advocates;
  • Promoting gender diversity in the workplace; and,
  • Finding effective strategies to develop diverse teams that drive innovation.

Attendees shared their experiences and success stories about women's multiple roles at work and home. Of note was the point that women themselves are great advocates in helping and assisting one another to be successful.

The parting advice of the night for women wanting to achieve success was that women should not allow personal barriers to act as a hindrance to their personal and professional growth. They should make full use of every opportunity. The event concluded with the attendees enjoying some indulgent shopping, champagne, delicious canapés, and networking.

ACC Singapore Women's Event-speakers

Julie Yip, moderator of the ACC Singapore’s Women’s Event, with Jenni Aldrich, Asia Pacific director of legal at Google.

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