Event Summary

While diversity is cited as a top value by almost every organisation lately, people with disabilities often are overlooked or under-supported. Very few organisations include initiatives for hiring people with disabilities. And many don’t consider whether their policies and practices are making it harder than necessary for people with disabilities to participate fully.

In many workplaces, people are typically hired based on their ability to conform to the “standard fit”. This often leaves out people who have unique abilities that could contribute great value to an organisation. As a result, these people are missing out on opportunities, and we as a society are missing out on their full potential and a great source of talent. So why not embrace diversity and create an inclusive workplace that truly welcomes everyone?

At this SHRI #SocialHR Series, “Embracing Diversity – Disability Inclusion in the Workplace” in collaboration with TomoWork, you will hear our speakers share more insights about hiring people with disabilities and guides to working with them. Participants will also get to learn about a structured HR programme for special educational needs students and have the opportunity to sign up for interest in working with interns in this programme.

Event Details

Date: 17 August, 2022

Time: 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Registrations starts at 2:30PM

Venue: Singapore Human Resources Institute
137 Cecil Street, Cecil Building #09-01 Singapore 069537

Fees:

Early Bird Non-Member: S$15*
Non-Member: S$20*
Member: Complimentary
*GST not included

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Session Details

Keynote: “Disability Inclusion in the Workplace: The What, Why and How”

WiWi Goh
Market HR Lead of People Operations at Google Singapore

WiWi will be sharing her experience with Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity in Google’s workplace.

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Launching a Structured HR Programme for SEN Students in Collaboration with SHRI and TP

Mike Momota
CEO of TomoWork

Mike will be sharing more about the jointly launched “Structured HR Talent Development Programme” for aspiring HR practitioners and how organisations can be involved.

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Our Experience Working with Interns with disabilities: Sharing by NTT Data

Jean Chua
Head of Branding & Communications at NTT Data

NTT Data has been pursuing disability inclusion and has experience in taking interns with disabilities. In this session, the representatives from NTT Data will share their experiences working with interns with disabilities.

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How to Work with and Guide Students with Special Educational Needs

Dr Delina Swee
Learning Strategist at Temasek Polytechnic

How are SEN students different from other students? What are the types of disabilities, and how should we accommodate their needs?

In this session, Dr Delina will share how employers can support SEN students/employees to bring out high performance.

Speaker Details

WiWi Goh

Market HR Lead of People Operations at Google Singapore

WiWi (she/her) has been with Google for over 4 years and is currently the Market HR Lead for Singapore. Before this, she was the Chief of Staff to the Next Billion Users and Payments team, supporting the growth of the global product team. Prior to Google, she headed up Business Insights and Analytics in Apple, and managed Partnerships for YouTube across the region. Her first job was in the Singapore EDB where she worked in Singapore and France. Outside of work, she loves home fermentation experiments, and is always happy to learn what you think is the best BCM in Singapore.

WiWi is in the nascent stages of her own learning on how to work to improve inclusion for persons with disabilities. She firmly believes we can do so much in companies and communities – to provide the right culture, environment and opportunities for people with disabilities to participate and thrive, and is trying to play her part in advancing that.

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Mike Momota

CEO of TomoWork

Mike has 20 years of experience in corporate planning, strategy, digital transformation & inclusive social innovation. He began TomoWork initiatives in 2019 and co-founded TomoWork as a nonprofit organisation in Singapore in 2021. Over the years, he has worked with over 100 persons with disabilities and students with special educational needs to increase their job readiness.

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Jean Chua

Head of Branding & Communications at NTT Data

Jean is a seasoned communications professional with more than 20 years of experience. Her roles have frequently required her to lead creative branding campaigns to drive publicity and strategic GTM marketing communications, manage social media handles and be a key advisor to senior stakeholders and partners.

A firm believer and champion of Sustainability, CSR and Diversity & Inclusion causes, she is an active volunteer in these areas. She continues to make an impact in these areas by mentoring, advocating through speaking at panel dialogues with industry leaders, and actively promoting it within her community work and in her organization. She has been nominated as a finalist for D & I champion at the Channel Asia Women in ICT Awards 2021 and 2022. She has also helped her organisation achieve the SG Enabling mark (Silver) and is also a nominee in the D & I champion category.

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Delina Swee

Learning Strategist at Temasek Polytechnic

Delina is passionate about building inclusive learning spaces professionally and in the community. In 2021, she conducted a workshop to international young changemakers from a nonprofit organization, UNITE 2030, that focused on building equitable learning spaces for youth. A scientist turned educator in special educational needs (SEN), Delina currently mentors the team of SEN Support Champions in Temasek polytechnic. Outside of work, she enjoys mentoring young people.

Event Details

Date: 17 August, 2022

Time: 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Registrations starts at 2:30PM

Venue: Singapore Human Resources Institute
137 Cecil Street, Cecil Building #09-01 Singapore 069537

Fees:

Early Bird Non-Member: S$15*
Non-Member: S$20*
Member: Complimentary
*GST not included

Register Now

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