Report Launch of 'The Female Millennial - A New Era of Talent'


What can organisations do to create the right environment to attract, engage, develop and retain the female millennial?

To mark International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March 2015, PwC recently released a new report "The female millennial: A new era of talent" which identifies eight key themes which are integral to the successful attraction, engagement, development and retention the female millennial. PwC surveyed 8,756 female millennials (women born between 1980-1995) from 75 countries to find out how they feel about the world of work and their career.

Ms Karen Loon, Diversity and Inclusion Leader of PwC Singapore, will share with us some global highlights of the report including:

  • Female millennials see opportunities for career progression as the most attractive employer trait
  • 49% of female millennials starting their careers believe they can reach the very top levels with current employer
  • Female millennials in Brazil (76%), India (76%) and Portugal (68%) are the most confident, while their peers in Japan (11%) and Germany (19%) are the least confident
  • 86% of female millennials in a relationship are part of a dual-career couple, while 66% earn the same as or more than their partner or spouse
  • But almost half say employers are too male biased when it comes to internal promotions
  • And 71% feel that opportunities are not equal for all

She will share the results of the Singapore respondents. The research also dispels some significant myths, for example that women leave work to have families.

Following that, join us to hear the latest views from our panel of successful women on the topic of developing tomorrow's female leaders

  • Karen Loon, Diversity and Inclusion Leader of PwC Singapore and Singapore Committee for UN Women Executive Committee Member
  • Sandhya Devanathan, MD & Head - Retail Products, Standard Chartered Bank Singapore
  • Meghan Connelly, Managing Director and Head of Personal Loans and Revolving Credit, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Georgette Tan, Group Head, Communications (Asia Pacific), MasterCard, and Singapore Committee for UN Women Executive Committee Member


1800 - 1830: Registration and Light Refreshments
1830 - 1900: Presentation by Karen Loon
1900 – 1930: Panel discussion

Light refreshments are kindly extended by PwC Singapore and MasterCard

About the speaker:

Karen Loon, Banking and Capital Markets Leader and Diversity and Inclusion Leader, Partner, PwC Singapore

Based in Singapore, Karen joined PwC Australia in 1990 and transferred to PwC Singapore in 1994. She is a client relationship partner in the Assurance practice with clients in the banking industry. In 2013, Karen was appointed as PwC Singapore's Banking and Capital Markets Leader, and Territory Diversity Leader. She is also the East Cluster Diversity Co-ordinator and the chair of PwC’s Global Financial Services Diversity Steering Committee.

Being a third generation Australian born Chinese whose family emigrated from China in 1870, but having worked for most of her career in Asia, Karen is passionate about ensuring that both women and those from culturally diverse backgrounds are given the right opportunities to thrive within their organisations. She is an Executive Committee member of the Singapore Committee for UN Women, a committee member of Boardagender, and was an active committee member of Financial Women's Association (Singapore).

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Thu Apr 2, 2015
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