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HeForShe Impact Awards Luncheon 2019

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

On May 10th 2019, the Singapore Committee for UN Women hosted the HeForShe Impact Awards Luncheon 2019 at the Grand Ballroom at Sheraton Towers Singapore, to recognise people and organisations who are active promoters of gender equality in the workplace and in their community.

Award Categories

[email protected] (organisations only)

This category calls for nominations of companies that hold their male employees accountable for gender equality and inclusion, have a balanced leadership team, equal representation on diversity committees (or similar) and gender-neutral hiring practices.

HeForShe Leader (male individuals only)

This individual has influenced and made significant contribution to workplace policies that encourage diversity and inclusion. He is an active promoter of equal opportunity and has a history of championing gender equality.

HeForShe Influencer (female individuals only)

This individual has actively involved men in the movement for gender equality either within the workplace or local community.

2019 HeForShe Winners

Sumit is the Inclusive Diversity champion for Aviva in Singapore. He continuously demonstrates his passion for the gender balance agenda by role modelling HeForShe: raising levels of awareness, challenging inappropriate behaviours and promoting appropriate policies and practices e.g. no paperwork Flexitime policy. As a result, today Aviva has over 40% women in leadership / senior management roles. He is actively partnering with organisations that are championing the gender balance agenda across Singapore Lean In, [email protected] as a way of creating impact beyond the borders of Aviva. In the South East Asia region Sumit worked to introduce Women of the Future Awards – which recognises and publicises highly talented young women across 10 countries in South East Asia. Within Aviva, Sumit is recognized across all markets for iconic HeForShe initiatives like ‘Hidden Figures’ which celebrate and recognise the accomplishments of women who are the unsung heroes in the organisation.

Christine Rumble Chief Talent & Culture Officer, ACCOR With 280,000 employees operating in over 100 countries today, diversity is part of Accor’s DNA, and Christine Rumble has been a pioneer in promoting diversity and women’s career opportunities within the Group. As a passionate female leader, Christine fully understands not only the competencies required for women to shine, but also the resilience it takes.


Christine has championed initiatives at all levels of the business, to assist women to reach their true potential while providing the confidence and skills to seek and succeed in developing their careers. She was the first leader to introduce tailored Learning & Development programmes designed for women in Asia, and she has been a key player to boost women performance in the industry.

AXA Insurance Singapore

AXA Insurance is part of the AXA group, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, and the world’s leading insurance brand for the tenth consecutive year, with 171,000 employees serving 105 million clients in 61 countries. Present in Singapore since 1969, AXA Insurance has been serving the general and life insurance needs of individuals and companies in Singapore through a wide range of innovative products. As one of the top global insurers in Singapore, AXA Insurance protects more than a third of a million customers in Singapore. As a company whose business is about protecting people, AXA Insurance is committed to building a stronger and safer society by empowering customers to live better lives.


BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of March 31, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.52 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.

Fireside Chat

As part of the HeForShe Impact Awards Luncheon 2019, we hosted a Fireside Chat on Corporate Culture and Gender Equality.

Guest of Honour: Mr. Ho Kwon Ping, the Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings.
In conversation with: Ms. Haslinda Amin, Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia at Bloomberg. Ms. Haslinda also sits on the Board of the Singapore Committee for UN Women.

The Fireside Chat was streamed live on our Facebook page, Singapore Committee for UN Women, and the full video is available on our Facebook page.


11:30 AM – Registration

12:00 PM – Welcome

12:05 PM – Luncheon

12:50 PM – Fireside Chat

1:20 PM – Awards Presentation

2:00 PM – End of Programme


May 10
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Sheraton Towers Singapore


Singapore Committee for UN Women
+65 6222 3239