Committed to Moving the Needle on Gender Diversity
Founder, MetaMind Training
Chair, KeyNote - Asia's Women Speakers Registry
Mette Johansson is an author, professional speaker and the owner of MetaMind Training. She worked in leadership roles for multinational corporations for 15 years before she founded MetaMind Training, a training consultancy which provides learning programmes in leadership, people and communication skills.
Mette speaks internationally on how to become a true leader: the leader who we follow not because of their position, wealth or title – but because we are inspired to follow them.
For over 20 years, Mette has studied leadership, motivation and engagement. Her bestselling book "How to Make Yourself Promotable: 7 skills to help you climb the career ladder" describes some of these skills, and more.
Mette is a recipient of Insight Magazine’s “50 Most Promising Women in Business” award and is the initiator of and current Chair for KeyNote – Asia’s Women Speakers, Asia’s leading directory of female speakers.
Presentation Alchemist, FoxWest Communication
Co-chair, KeyNote - Asia's Women Speakers Registry
After an eclectic corporate and public sector career, Roslina cut her teeth as an entrepreneur when she co-founded a private equity firm in Shanghai, the first of seven companies in racing technology, F&B, design, education technology, capacity building, and executive education.
Through it all, Roslina experienced first-hand the centrality of authentic conversations in breathing life into strategy, the stronghold emotions have on decision-making, and how fundamental an innovative mindset is to surviving the early days of a new business.
Drawing on these experiences, Roslina’s ability to “slice through to the core of matters and beings alike, while possessing a benevolence that disarms those in her space …” have benefited clients such as AIA, Domus Academy, IESE, Il Gigante, Orbotech, PTP, Sentosa, Singtel, and SMU.
Roslina holds three degrees in law, arts, and commerce from the University of Canterbury, and is currently completing a doctorate with Ecole des Ponts researching the intersection of innovation, authenticity, and conversations.
KeyNote Speaker, Margie Warrell Global
Margie empowers leaders with the mindset, skills and strategies to make better decisions and engage in braver conversations to create stronger outcomes for their organizations, communities and beyond.
As a speaker, facilitator, leadership coach, bestselling author and CEO of Global Courage, Margie draws on her background in Fortune 500 business, positive psychology and diverse global experience to run leadership programs internationally with organisations such as NASA, Accenture, and many more. Margie also guest lectured at Columbia, Georgetown and Monash universities and often shared her expertise with leading media outlets like the Wall Street Journal, Sky News, CNN, Fox News, Today Show and Al Jazeera.
Her work has given the opportunity to collaborate with and interview many global leaders including Sir Richard Branson, hotelier Bill Marriott, Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Nobel Laureate Jodie Williams and many others.
In 2015, Margie was made an honouree of the Women's Economic Forum and appointed Ambassador for Women in Global Business.
KeyNote Speaker, Family by Design
With her humour, authenticity and matter-of-factness, Aarathi manages to take a topic that is typically ‘taboo’ and uses it to empower other women and couples to be brave on their journey towards building a family. Based on her personal experience of building a family, Aarathi speaks about resilience and finding alternative ways to go after what you want to achieve in life.
Aarathi is an entrepreneur and mother, passionate about being in business and connecting communities through causes close to her heart. With a career trajectory that has taken different paths from corporate, volunteer organisations to start-ups, Aarathi sees the knowledge, experiences and skills gained from these roles as her personal MBA, and harnesses this power to help nurture families and individuals on their journeys, so that they may thrive and celebrate their own growth.
Chief of Staff / Pharma Operations Officer, Intercontinental Region, GSK
Adele Hung is currently Regional Chief of Staff for GSK Pharmaceutical division. Passionate about driving diversity and inclusion, she is also the chairperson for Women's Leadership Initiative in GSK. A registered Speech Pathologist with behavioral psychology background, Adele holds an MBA with finance major, and was formerly the founder of a healthcare consultancy firm in Hong Kong.
Born and bred in Asia, Adele believes in embracing authentic Asian identity and multi-cultural quotient. Adele joined GSK through a global talent leadership program. She successfully progresses across local, regional and global settings in Vancouver, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau.
With diverse career experiences and successful Asian leadership experience in global MNCs, Adele intentionally speaks about breaking Asian leadership ceiling, with emphasis on authentic identity. Her clinical background also enables her to offer professional training on voice, and behavioral communication for parents and at work place.
Managing Director, Narrative The Business Stories
Anjali believes in enabling organisations and individuals to make the change happen using stories.
Anjali has worked in corporate roles for 16 years, with an extensive background in Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Branding, Events and Client Relations, in India, Singapore and Australia.
This background constantly guides her work, ensuring that what she does and what she delivers is not just theoretical, but based on extensive experience, knowledge, and understanding of strategic issues facing companies and of the issues facing employees in delivering their best for their organisations.
Founding Partner and Principal Consultant,
The Flame Centre
Wendy’s work is about learning and bringing forth ideas to help us act with wisdom for the greater good. Being a Chinese with a Western education, Wendy draws from both wells to find insight and inspiration for us to be better human beings and leaders to create institutions that work for all.
The author of “Wholeness in a Disruptive World: Pearls of Wisdom from East and West”, Wendy is also a Certified Professional Speaker(CSP), a designation conferred by the National Speakers Association as the international measure of professional platform competence. She connects with her audience through her authentic, heartful and thought-provoking disposition.
Her work has won the InnovPlus Spark and HRO Today Thought Leadership Awards. Wendy co-founded Flame Centre in 2004, a talent development practice based in Asia. Flame Centre partners with Dr Beverly Kaye in career development and talent engagement solutions and Peter Block’s Flawless Consulting workshops in the Asia Pacific region. Wendy has worked with numerous multinational corporations and government agencies in her career.
Managing Director, Influence Solutions
Karen Leong is a sought-after keynote speaker and influence thought leader. A TEDx speaker, and the author of the book ‘Win People Over’, she was featured as one of the ten influential professional speakers in Singapore by the Singapore Business Review. Karen is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the highest earned international recognition of platform competence. Karen was also honoured with the Women Icons Award 2017 by the Business Excellence and Research group. A regular feature on television, radio and print, Karen is on Channel News Asia’s panel as an Influence and Body Language expert; notably she analysed the last US Presidential Debates “live” in the studio.
Karen is the co-founder of Influence Solutions, a leading learning and development organization, headquartered in Singapore with offices in India, USA, Europe and Africa. She has been profiled on Channel U’s CEO series and in the media as one of the “10 Fearless Singaporean entrepreneurs who made it happen”. In leading organizational development projects, Karen builds upon her decade long corporate career specializing in audit, consulting and IPO projects with KPMG in Singapore, Hong Kong and China.
President, Tabitha Foundation Singapore
President, Nokor Tep Society
Vice-President, PrimeTime Business & Professional Women's Association
Katia has an extensive experience in a variety of international roles in FMCG (Food & Beverage/Cosmetic) and non-profit companies.
This has provided her with a well rounded and diverse perspective together with a proven expertise in:
+ Understanding consumers' insights and building business & marketing strategies to drive the growth + Managing the P&L while making priority trade-offs to deliver top and bottom line results + Leading, coaching and engaging high performing teams in an inclusive and trusting working place
Her passion is mentoring & coaching people. Katia enjoys supporting individuals develop from their experiences, make the changes that will bring them authentic growth, and fulfill their deeper aspirations to make the difference they are meant to make. She is an enthusiastic advocate for women empowerment & leadership.