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Event: Gender solidarity in the fight against stickyfloor    
Date: Thursday, 08 March 2018
Time: 6.30pm - 9.30pm


The Scotts Suite 

Royal Plaza on Scotts

25 Scotts Road

Singapore 228220

Organiser: Katia Melazzi. Ling Chong
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Event Fees: Early Bird $45, Members $50, Affliates $50, Guests $70, At the Door $70
Registration Closes: Thursday, 08 March 2018
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March 2nd Thursday Meeting- IWD Celebrations

Gender Solidarity in the fight against Sticky Floor 

The (Women’s) Revolution Will Not Be Televised

*Male and female guests are welcome to register for this PrimeTime IWD event.
Gender inequality is not a “woman’s issue”, it is not separate from male identity, or a completely different animal to racism. Bigotry is egalitarian in its targets. UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 on women’s empowerment specifically recognises that this empowerment contributes to all the other Goals. A rising tide lifts all boats, and women are the tide.

Join us on 8 March 2018 at 6.30pm to hear PrimeTime male allies discuss the allegiance between men and women in the fight for diversity, inclusion and better group intelligence. We will welcome:

Ambassador Karsten Warnecke, Executive Director Asia - Europe Foundation
Mr Richard Stone, Director, Talent & Organization Effectiveness - AMEA at Mondel─ôz International
Mr Johnathan O’Byrne, Founder and CEO at Collective Works
Mr Fredrik Härén, Author and Keynote speaker
Moderator: Joanne Flinn,
Author, Futurist, Founder of Project Wings 

Gender solidarity in the fight against the sticky floor:
- How does gender-based identity create challenges in the 
- What can men do to create an environment that benefits men and women equally?
- What are women’s roles in this allegiance with male allies?
- What is the role of role models in the male community to tackle the difficulties created by male identity and gender inequality?
- Why might some men be reluctant to act even if they support the cause?

100 years after the women’s suffrage movement fought for the vote, women are still 200 years away from economic equality. Back then, as now, solidarity across genders, races and borders from allies in the #PressForProgress accelerates that progress. On International Women’s Day 2018, we have decided to include our PrimeTime male allies to explore how we can #PressForProgress shoulder-to-shoulder against the sticky floor holding women back from leadership positions. Diversity increases group intelligence and we all have an interest in the group intelligence of our leaders.

Register now to learn how you can #PressForProgress on gender equality shoulder-to-shoulder with your allies. Please bring your male allies to learn from ours, attendance at this event is open to men.

This month we are trying out Pigeonhole Live which will make it easier for you to ask questions, vote on polls and give feedback. No installation or download will be required. 


About the Panelists:

Ambassador Karsten Warnecke, Executive Director Asia - Europe Foundation
Ambassador Warnecke is the 7th Executive Director of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). He joined ASEF as the 6th Deputy Executive Director in August 2012.

Before joining ASEF, he dealt mainly with Germany’s and the EU’s involvement in ASEAN and in the ASEM Process as part of his portfolio as Counselor at the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, where he served as Deputy Head of Division for Regional Organizations and Cooperation in Asia-Pacific.

A seasoned career diplomat with over 25 years of experience, including almost 20 years with Asia, Ambassador Warnecke is adept at working in cross-cultural settings and in bringing people together from diverse backgrounds. Previous postings have seen him serve in the German Consulates-General in New York, USA, and Chennai, India, as well as the German Embassy in Singapore.

He holds an M.A. in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., after studying Political Science at the Free University in Berlin. A native Berliner, he is married and has 2 daughters and 3 sons, ranging in age from 26 to 7.



Mr Richard Stone, Director, Talent & Organization Effectiveness - AMEA at Mondel─ôz International

Mr Richard Stone has worked for over 16 years in various HR roles at Global, Region and Country level.  

In his current role, Richard is responsible for leading Talent and Organizational Effectiveness across Asia, Middle East & Africa at Mondelez International (home of brands such as Cadbury, Milka and Oreo), with core focus on leadership development, capability building, culture and change.  

Prior to his current experience, he has worked in a variety of HR Business Partner roles across Commercial, ISC and Corporate Functions providing HR strategic partnership on significant organizational changes, including the introduction of Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB) globally, the integration of Cadbury into Kraft Foods and moving from a County to Category organizational model in Europe. 




Mr Johnathan O’Byrne, Founder and CEO at Collective Works 

Mr Johnathan O’Byrne builds offices for high performing entrepreneurs. He is an entrepreneur, designer, investor and the founder of the coworking space Collective Works.

Jonathan’s work is rooted in the belief that you can improve the way people experience the world through design. His passion has led Collective Works to become Singapore’s fastest growing coworking community which currently comprises over 120 companies with members from 20 countries.

Jonathan's first book on coworking, titled 'Coworking Corp' is due to be published in a few short months.



Mr Fredrik Härén, Author and Keynote speaker

He is an author and keynote speaker on Business Creativity, Change and Global Business. He has delivered 2,000 presentations in over 60 countries on 6 continents.

He was voted Speaker of The Year in Sweden as well as selected as one of the "The Best Swedish Speakers Ever". He is a CSP - Certified Speaking Professional (one of 700 globally) as well as Global Speaking Fellow (one of only 30 globally).

He is the author of 9 books, including "The Idea Book" which was included in "The 100 Best Business Books of All Time". His latest book is called "One World. One Company". It is a book about what it means to be a Truly Global Company.

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Ms Joanne Flinn, Author, Business Woman, Artist, Founder of Project Wings

TEDx Speaker, business woman, best selling author and international artist, Joanne’s spoken at the Asian Banker, led multi million dollar businesses and contributed to four Oxford Futures Forum and two Powershift the Oxford Forum for Women in the World Economy held by the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.

As Booth Aster, the artist she has exhibited in the USA, Spain, Germany and at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore as TEDxArist-In-Residence. 

Founder and CEO of Projects Wings Pte Ltd, Joanne’s vision is to help leaders, businesses and the global community convert disruption into transformation to create a beautiful, valued, sustainable future.

As moderator of the IWD@Primetime event, Joanne intends to facilitate a ‘beautiful future’ with the audience and our panel – one where all of humanity is valued.




6:30pm    Registration

7.00pm    Dinner and Networking

8.00pm    Welcome Message

8:10pm    Panel Discussion  

9:30pm    Event closes


Male and female guests are welcome to register for this PrimeTime IWD event.

Cancellation PolicyPlease contact the event organiser if you need to cancel after registering. A full refund can only be made if notice is received at least 2 days in advance of the event.

PrimeTime is a non-profit association registered with the Registry of Societies in Singapore. Our event fees only cover the cost of catering as each event is designed to break-even. 



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