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Ann Coughlan, Head of Group Customer Experience, AIA Group

"The Women’s Directorship Programme offers a fantastic setting to gain new insights and understand the different dynamics that impact on the outcome of a board’s decision. The programme provides the opportunity to interact with industry leaders from different sectors around the globe."

Agnes Chan, Managing Partner Ernst & Young Hong Kong

"Through practical case studies, as well as experience sharing with eminent speakers and peers, the programme has enhanced my understanding of board directorship and how to make a difference in today’s corporate world."

Ruth Rowan, Chief Marketing Officer, Avanade

"I’m delighted that I took the initiative to join this course and would encourage anyone, male or female to think more broadly about how we invest in developing ourselves to the same extent that we consider how we develop our teams and our businesses. It’s only going to be win-win for everyone."


With former programme participants from across the world, the WDP Alumni form an international network ready for the challenge of the boardroom.


The WDP Alumni network hosts regular events to ensure all cohorts are connected, as the network continues to grow.


The WDP Alumni network offers continuous learning opportunities, from quarterly webinars to guest speaker events.

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Fumbi Chima,Chief Information Officer, BECU

“The Women’s Directorship Programme serves to bring together women with the same aspiration of creating 
a step change at the board level.” 

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Joanne Hon, GM, North Asia Broadridge & APAC Regional Director, Broadridge Asset Management Solutions

“A very rare but precious opportunity for professional women, who are fighting an uphill battle in the business world, to share, challenge, learn and network with each other.”

Louise Moat, COO, IBD Asia ex Japan, Nomura

“For anyone considering taking on a directorship role, the programme offers an excellent opportunity to better understand the more formal, as well as the more practical aspects involved in becoming a board member.” 

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Anna Yip

Anna Yip, CEO Singtel Consumer SG

“I joined the Women’s Directorship Programme a couple of years ago and found it a practical and refreshing learning experience.  It opens the doors to the boardroom, demystifying the discussions and challenges facing board members globally.  The programme enables more female talent to gain exposure to the high level decision makers for future opportunities.”

Andrea Fletcher

Andrea Fletcher, COO Asia, Citi

“This enlightening programme provides a greater understanding of the role, responsibilities and pressures on iNEDs and members of the board.  The Women's Directorship Programme explores the challenges and opportunities for the board now and in the future, and serves to open up the board network to fresh talent and perspectives." 

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