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IWD 2022 | #BreakTheBias: Smashing Stereotypes & Breaking the Glass Ceiling


This International Women’s Day, we are continuing to celebrate, uplift, and empower women across the world and their extraordinary achievements. Women are setting the scene for 2022, breaking boundaries in tech, banking, STEM, and male-dominated industries.  

However, we can’t deny that there is still a “glass ceiling” that limits the success of women in many parts of the world. What causes this? Is it fuelled by unconscious or conscious biases? Discrimination and stereotyping? Other factors that we may not recognise? 

In this fireside chat, four female leaders will give us the answers we need.  

Our women in technology panellists from IBM, Jacobs, Experian and HubSpot will dive into the root of the problem and discuss how we can break through the glass ceiling that the modern career woman faces. We will learn how to recognise and challenge our own biases that can potentially be harmful while taking the necessary steps towards breaking these same biases.  

Speaker’s Info.:

  • Tun Kim Ong, IBM GM, Manufacturing Solutions  
  • Sinead Giblin, Jacobs Asia GM & VP of People & Places Solutions  
  • Anjul Ray, Experian Head of Data Partnerships 
  • Madison Carmody, HubSpot, Sales Manager 

What to expect:

  • Taking a look back at 2021: Women’s success and leadership stories, breaking glass ceilings  
  • Tackling the “glass ceiling” issue, who it affects and why it is a problem for women 
  • Identifying and challenging stereotypes and biases both women and men have on women in power, female leaders, women in tech/STEM 
  • Recognising and managing our biases in day-to-day settings 

Half the Sky's mission is to supply the tools that can give every woman the ability to build a successful career and be fully prepared for the future of work. So, that they can lead a healthy, prosperous and more balanced/blended lifestyle of their choosing.  By building your confidence, you’re setting foundations to empower yourself and your career.  The world is your oyster, and it starts with you. 

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