International Women's Day 2022

This International Women’s Day, we’re aligned with the global theme to #BreaktheBias as we continue lifting the participation of women and under-represented groups across our footprint.

It’s on all of us to discuss advancing gender equality, and take action to challenge gender stereotypes or bias, wherever we encounter them.

Our flagship International Women’s Day events

Advancing Women in Tech and the Future of Work

Our power panel discussed on #BreakTheBias to lift participation of women in technology and leadership, share best practices and opportunities to create an inclusive, future-ready organization.

Date: Thursday, 10 March 2022

Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00PM (UK time)

Duration: 1hr


Bill Winters, Group CEO

Stephanie Carullo, International Advisory Council Member; CEO, Box. Inc

Sham Arora, Global Head, Enterprise Tech & aDITI Council Chair

Jaine Mwai, CIO Kenya and East Africa

Emanuela Pozzan, Head, Gender Equality and Non-discrimination, International Labour Organisation


Nila Johnson, Lead D&I, Standard Chartered Technology & Innovation

Lifting Participation of Women in a Diverse and Responsible Supply Chain

We hosted a fireside chat and panel discussion as our distinguished panelists shared examples of best practices, valuable insights and opportunities to strengthen supplier diversity and inclusion across Asia.

Date: Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM (UK time)

Duration: 1hr 30min


Naina Lal Kidwai, Non-executive Director of LafargeHolcim, Member of Standard Chartered ‘s International Advisory Committee.  Former Chairperson HSBC  India and director on the board of HSBC Asia - Pacific. Past President FiCCI ( Federation of the Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry

John Dunstan, Global CEO, Global Workplace Solutions, CBRE

Rashmi Vikram, APAC Chief Equity Officer, Dentsu International

Michelle Ku, Founder, JCMS ProRewards

Jack Moon, CTO & Co-Founder, Otto Monitor

Sophie Lambin, CEO & Founder, Kite Insights

Elizabeth Vazquez, CEO & Founder, WEConnect International

Ben Hung, CEO, Asia, Standard Chartered

Anthony Lin, CEO, GBA & Chair, Asia Diversity & Inclusion Council, Standard Chartered

Heidi Toribio, Co-Head, Client Coverage, Asia, Standard Chartered

Tom Bollen, Head, Supply Chain Management, Asia, Standard Chartered

Investing in Female Entrepreneurs

Our esteemed panel of speakers  shed light on why it’s important to invest in women entrepreneurs and how this can catalyse change and drive sustainable economies.

Date: Wednesday 23 March 2022

Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (UK time)

Duration: 1 hr


Amelia Ng, Venture lead of Olea

Aditya Mandloi, Managing Director & Head Business Banking-India

Ayesha Abbas, GM - Affluent, Branches and International

Yvonne Gyebi, Head, Consumer Private Business Banking

Chinali Patel, International Illicit Finance Policy lead at British Consulate General Hong Kong at Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Moderator: Priya Raghunathan, Exec Dir and Head - Client Experience

Empowering Women in the workplace: How to create a “Three Ms”- friendly workplace 

Echoing this year’s IWD theme, our panel discussed on 'How to create a Three Ms (Menstruation, Maternity, and Menopause) - friendly workplace'

Date:  Wednesday 30 March 2022

Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (UK time)

Duration: 1 hr


Nicky Wakefield, PwC's Global Leader for Financial Services Advisory

Jonathan Hammond, Simmons & Simmons

Fiona Nott, CEO -The Women's Foundation

Anthony Lin, CEO, GBA & Chair, Asia Diversity & Inclusion Council, Standard Chartered

Moderator: Shelley Boland, Head of Property, Asia & CPBB

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