Leanne Robers


Business in Asia-Pacific: Impact and Opportunities

Where to focus and thrive in the next 12 to 18 months?

The COVID19 pandemic is a watershed moment, but as we know every crisis brings opportunities. In this session, we will discuss how and which industries will be impacted, how businesses will evolve, our role of leveraging different skills and technology in helping with recovery, and finally, how organisations will re-imagine the workforce and skills required. This will be a C-suite panel discussing the challenges and opportunities of working in a limited capacity environment, and how the paradoxical phenomena of a measured and yet an over-the-top bold approach, can be applied in the context of a new work environment.

This discussion will uncover:

  • What are the most important aspects that SMEs and solopreneurs should have as a core focus in the next 12-18 months to operate, not just to survive, but thrive in a global environment?
  • What would be the advice for our community of speakers, trainers and consultants looking to stay relevant in a now new business environment?

Leanne Robers, investor, start-up advisor, entrepreneur, community builder

Leanne Robers is an investor, advisor to start-ups, entrepreneur and community builder. Co-Founder of She Loves Tech, the world’s largest start-up competition and accelerator program for female tech entrepreneurs and women-impact tech startups, she is also a lead mentor for the Singapore Tourism Board tech accelerator program and the Facebook Community Accelerator Program.

In 2019, Leanne was selected as an Obama Leader (Asia Pacific), a highly selective program for changemakers. She was awarded the top honour of Booking.com’s Tech Playmaker of the year award, on top of winning the Champion of Change award 2020. Most recently, she was honoured as a Microsoft Regional Director, a program where Microsoft selects 160 of the world’s top thought leaders to speak and be a Key Opinion Leader for the Microsoft network.

Leanne has founded a diverse portfolio of businesses, including Comish (an art x technology platform), a fintech service platform in New York, and a lifestyle company that built and managed boutique hotels and F&B outlets in SEA. Prior to her start-up journey, she worked at corporates in the UK and across SEA, covering a variety of roles, including business development, consulting and leadership.

She holds a BS in Psychology, and was awarded the Paul J. Korshin Award for Excellence and Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her MSc in Leadership and Management. She is currently a PhD candidate in Psychology and Entrepreneurship.

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Business in Asia-Pacific: Impact and Opportunities

31 Aug 2020
6:34 pm-6:59 pm
Virtual Platform