For organizations, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is no longer just a check in the box. A research by McKinsey suggests that the Asia Pacific region can add a collective annual $4.5 trillion by 2025 – adding significant growth to growth – if we address gender diversity. This week, we invite Siew Choo Soh, Managing Director and Group Head of Consumer Banking and Big Data / AI Technology at DBS to discuss how we can improve D&I in the workplace and support women in the workforce. Must know: Siew Choo has been recognized on the inaugural Singapore 100 Women in Tech List, 2020.
In part I of the episode, Siew Choo shares her stories growing up and what led her to pursue a career in banking and technology. She also discusses how we can improve D&I in the workplace in the workforce with our co-hosts from Dell Technologies, Amit Midha, President of Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) and Global Digital Cities, and Danny Elmarji, APJ Vice President of Presales.
1:52 – 3:39 Siew Choo’s career journey: pursuing computer science and working in banks
3:39 – 6:31 Why there is a need for Diversity & Inclusion (D&I)
6:31 – 8:48 Is D&I a business imperative?
8:55 – 12:29 Encouraging more women and girls to join the STEM industry
12:30 – 16:07 What can corporations do to improve D&I?
16:07 – 18:30 Reception towards hiring women in tech
18:30 – 19:56 How does Siew Choo reach full potential?
19:56 – 21:59 Building the next generation
22:05 – 23:50 Can technology be the solution to gender equality?
23:55 – 24:32 Advice to aspiring women in tech
24:33 – 25:57 This moment in BizTech