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Webinar "Women Leadership for a sustainable tomorrow" will take place on April 6, 2023.

March 08, 2023
Date Thursday, 6 April 2023
Time 3.00 pm - 4.30 pm in Singapore
4.00 pm - 5.30 pm in Japan and Korea
Audience Accounting professionals in the Asia Pacific region
Language English
Fee Free to attend


Women are scaling new heights and have proven both locally and on the global stage that they can be effective and powerful leaders. In fact, women leadership has become more prominent across the political, social and economic spectrum, and their effective participation is now crucial in achieving sustainable development for the future. In tandem with the theme of the International Women's Day, the "Women Leadership for a sustainable tomorrow" webinar explores the role and value proposition of women leadership in the accountancy profession towards the achievement of a sustainable future.

To set the context, a representative from Chartered Accountants Worldwide, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion taskforce, will share a report on Mid-Career Women Chartered Accountants with the following three areas of focus:

(a) Understand lived experiences of the chartered accountancy career;
(b) Explore the barriers to career progression; and
(c) Identify and understand the solutions to break down barriers to career progression.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion between professionals from the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA), the Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants (KICPA), and the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), moderated by Ms Gladeys Jill A. Santos from IFAC, to discuss and share valuable experiences, challenges, advice and aspirations relating to women leadership in the profession.

If you wish to join the webinar, please complete the Zoom Registration form.


Time(Tokyo time) Programme
Opening Remarks by Dr In-Ki Joo
Chairman of Jeju Group and Past President of IFAC
4.05 pm
(30 min)
Presentation on Mid-Career Women Chartered Accountants by Ms Sarah Speirs
Head of Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW) Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) taskforce and Executive Director at Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
4.35 pm
(50 min)
Panel Discussion: Women Leadership for a sustainable tomorrow

1)Ms Vivienne Chiang from ISCA
Founding and Managing Director, KY Chiang LLP

2)Mr Daijiro Furutani from JICPA
Executive Board Member, DE&I, JICPA
Audit Partner at Big 4

3)Ms Jihee Suh from KICPA
Vice president, KICPA
Former Partner of KPMG Korea

4)Ms Hina Usmani from IFAC
Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and Technical Advisor at IFAC SMP Advisory Group

Ms Gladeys Jill A. Santos
Foundation President of the Association of CPAs in Public Practice (ACPAPP) and member of IFAC PAO Development and Advisory Group (PAODAG)
5.25 pm
(5 min)
Closing Remarks by Ms Fann Kor

We look forward to your participation in the webinar!

(Renewal Date :March 29)

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