Female Leadership Education: Empowerment for Change
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Less than 10% of the boards of publicly listed companies in Asian countries are female. While 40 to 50% of the female population are in the workforce, they are mostly in low-paying jobs. Even as the world experiences ever more challenges, we are under-utilising half of the world's creative potential. All this motivated Prof. Khoo to educate women to become leaders. She will share her experiences and lessons learnt in starting a women’s university in Bangladesh, and her vision for another in Southeast Asia.
MEET THE SPEAKER
Professor Khoo Hoon Eng
Director of Special Projects, Yale-NUS College
Associate Professor of Biochemistry, NUS
Dr. Khoo is Director of Special Projects in the Office of the President at Yale-NUS College and Associate Professor of Biochemistry in NUS. From 2007, she worked for three years as the founding Provost and Acting Vice-Chancellor of a new liberal arts institution - the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Currently, she is on the Board of the Asian Women’s Leadership University Project.
This free lecture is presented by the HEAD Foundation, a Singapore-based think tank focused on education and leadership for development in Asia.