Why these women want a seat at the table

Insight speaks to three women leaders from the first cohort of BoardAgender’s mentoring programme on why they stepped up, and what changed when they did.

(From left) Dr Hsien-Hsien Lei, Ms Wily Wan and Dr Jovina Ang from the first cohort of BoardAgender’s mentoring programme. ST PHOTOS: LIM YAOHUI, GAVIN FOO
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‘Previously, I would have just fumed’: Raising female participation

In 2020, when Dr Hsien-Hsien Lei took over as chief executive of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham), she set a goal of reaching gender parity across its various levels of leadership.

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