DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

The Chamber champions best practice in diversity and inclusion, hosting events, publishing content and creating new opportunities to reach into the wider Singaporean community with these messages. We are committed to providing support, guidance and activities for those willing to get involved in the conversation. Look out for more news and opportunities to participate here. We encourage everyone, within and outside of our membership, to share their latest reports and progress with us for the benefit of all to learn from. Contact lucy@britcham.org.sg with your updates. 

The Chamber operates both a Women in Business and a Diversity and Inclusion committee, providing numerous opportunities for our member companies and diversity advocates to host, speak at and attend events in topics including gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, race, culture, and religious beliefs. These are sensitive topics and the Chamber along with our contributing member companies and our Diversity and Inclusion Partner, Barclays, handle the issues sensitively and positively.

 

LATEST ACTIVITIES

 

Awards

Showcase your D&I achievements in our free to enter awards before 6th June 2019, and find out more about the previous winners.

Event

Too many highly talented individuals are being lost by organisations during parental transitions, contributing heavily to the narrowing of the female pipeline. Becoming a parent shouldn’t be a barrier to success. Yet the stress of juggling parenting responsibilities with the demands of work takes a toll on many parents’ personal and professional lives – for both men and women. Join us for the next ...

Event

Following the prestigious Women of the Future Awards on 21st March 2019, the Chamber hosted a panel discussion exploring the importance of kindness in leadership and how this transcends cultural differences, featuring HMTC Natalie Black, finalists from the Awards and speakers from SAID Business School, WorldPay and MROI.

Event

The Chamber held its annual International Women’s Day celebration on 8th March 2019 with over 300 guests at a sold-out event in line with the theme, #BalanceForBetter.

Activity

Since 2017 the Diversity and Inclusion committee has organised a social media photography contest each year, highlighting a specific theme around diversity. This competition has allowed us to take the inclusion message to the local community and engage our members, interested participants, amateur photographers and secondary school children/schools in the conversation.

Orient

In November's Orient magazine the Chamber's Women in Business committee contributed an article on the benefits of dynamic working for businesses.

Orient

In July 2018's Orient magazine our Editor, Lucy Haydon, sat down to talk all things D&I with Karen Loon, the Diversity Lead for PwC in the region.

Orient

May 2018's Orient magazine included a contribution from Developing Global Leaders on the future of female leadership.

Thought Leadership

Published in March 2017, this guide addresses the key areas of D&I with proven policies for success and statements from member companies of the Diversity and Inclusion committee, provided from their own company's policies for your benefit.

Thought Leadership

In 2015 the Chamber encouraged our member companies to submit their experiences and case studies to a publication covering the use cases of diversity strategies.