Think equal, build smart, innovate for change – IWD2019

Written by Isabelle Larche

Managing Director, Recruitment & Executive Search at Timeo-Performance
Published on 07-03-2019

Think equal, build smart, innovate for change

This year’s International Women’s Day #IWD2019 celebrates the theme “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. In the light of rapidly evolving technology, we see unprecedented opportunities for innovation. However, trends indicate a “growing gender digital divide and women are under-represented in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and design.” 

“From mobile banking to artificial intelligence and the internet of things, it is vital that women’s ideas and experiences equally influence the design and implementation of the innovations that shape our future societies.”


Let’s celebrate with #BalanceForBetter a gender-balanced working world. For instance, research from McKinsey shows that firms with a higher number of women in top management see a financial performance benefit of up to 15% over the industry median. This is one of many indicators that balance is not a women’s issue but a business issue. 

With this purpose in mind, I selected for you articles about how to #BalanceForBetter as a corporation, manager or employee.

#IWD2019: How Dell enables inclusivity through mentorship

Diversity Sophie Guerin, Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Asia-Pacific at Dell Technologies shares how mentorship is one way that Dell is shattering the barriers preventing women from achieving success – and enabling their development.

#IWD2019: Corporate responsibility and gender diversity

Sisca Margaretta, the Chief Marketing Officer of Experian Asia-Pacific, talks about diversity and inclusion as keys to developing thriving economies, organisations, and communities in Asia-Pacific.

Pearls of wisdom: Career advice from women leaders to their younger selves

IWD2019Human Resources spoke to more than 60 HR and women leaders, and asked: “If you were to turn back time and meet your younger self, what message would you convey to help yourself overcome the challenges of climbing to the top?” In this first part, we showcase advice from 10 women leaders from banking and finance, media, to tech and consumer products. See what they have to say.

8 Powerful Ways Managers Can Support Equality

To perform at the highest levels, organisations need to close the gender leadership gap. Here are 8 ways managers can understand gender biases and how they play out at work. 


BONUS: What Works for Women at Work

This “What Works for Women at Work” video series by University of California professor Joan C. Williams helps you spot the four patterns of gender bias that shape today’s workplaces. Furthermore, it offers proven strategies successful women use to navigate subtle bias at work.

In other words, this video will explain how each of these gender biases plays out. Additionally it will provide concrete, actionable strategies to successfully avoid and navigate these biases. After you’ve watched this introduction, explore our additional lectures on each of the four forms of gender bias.

About Timeo-Performance

We are in the Skills Business! 

​Through recruitment, training and consulting, Timeo-Performance provides solutions for increased performance of companies, teams and individuals.​ ​ As our clients are in the center of global business and often serve the APAC region, our solutions need to be sustainable in a multicultural and remote context.​ ​

Our joint venture with Akteos, the European leader in intercultural training, and partnership with digital learning solutions provider CrossKnowledge have therefore been organic and logical additions to our service.
Timeo-Performance has been helping companies in APAC increase business performance since 2008 with offices in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

We love what we do, feel the Timeo-Performance experience.  

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Isabelle Larche
Isabelle is a Human Performance expert, with over 10 years of professional recruitment experience, and 15 years of Business Management Consulting experience. Isabelle is the Vice President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Trade Counsellor (Singapore Chapter) to the French Embassy.

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