Women On The Go: Working Women Today
The Merck-Asia Society Women's Healthcare Series
Luncheon panel discussion
While women are fighting for equality in the workplace and taking on executive positions in the corporate world, there is a downside to their professional success. Women are increasingly under stress because of higher expectations at work alongside traditional expectations of their roles. Panelists will discuss working women, work-life balance and related health issues.
Robin Bishop, Chief Operating Officer, Community Business
Ms. Bishop is responsible for business development, membership relations and project direction, especially in the areas of CSR strategy, corporate community investment and work-life balance. Prior to that, she held public relations roles across the UK, Middle East, and Asia. Ms. Bishop graduated from Acadia University, Canada and has an M.A. in Public Relations from the University of Stirling, Scotland.
Pam Cheng, Chief Operating Officer, MSD (China) Ltd.
Ms. Cheng is responsible for all regional operations for MSD China including sales operations, public policy and strategy, and key account management. Prior to this, she was Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Management & Logistics for Merck in New Jersey, US. Ms. Cheng joined Merck in 1997, and holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from Pace University.
Professor Sian M. Griffiths, Director, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of HK
A doctor by training, Professor Griffiths co-chaired the Hong Kong Government's expert committee on the SARS epidemic in 2003. Her research interests include developing primary care and community health systems, and tackling non-communicable disease. She is convener of one of the Food and Health Bureau's three working groups on primary care reform and advisor to the Department of Health.
Sophia Kao, Former Chairperson, Women's Commission
A graduate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Ms. Kao had a successful career in human resource management. She is a staunch advocate of social development, particularly in advancing the status and interests of women. Ms. Kao was Chairperson of the Women's Commission from 2006-2011 and is currently a member of the 10th Executive Committee of the All-China Women's Federation.
Moderated by Alex Seno, journalist
This series is sponsored by Merck.