Women's Forum  Singapore 2024

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Sharanjit Leyl

Bath Spa University

Chancellor

Description

A familiar face on global news channels, Sharanjit has brought you the news from Asia on BBC World News, Bloomberg Television and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for a quarter of a century. She spent eighteen years with BBC World News, covering business and politics, anchoring from its Asia bureau and from London's Broadcasting House. She regularly anchored live on location on breaking stories from the Asia Pacific region, while contributing to BBC World Service radio and the BBC news website. A Singaporean native, she's produced and presented documentaries on TV and radio about her city on the BBC. Educated in North America with undergraduate degrees in Journalism and a Masters in English, Sharanjit has lived and worked in Washington DC, London, Tokyo, Vancouver and Singapore, bringing a truly global perspective to her work. She now regularly moderates high-level debates for the United Nations, the ADB and other institutions while balancing a board career and advising companies and educational institutions on diversity, inclusion and media strategy. She divides her time between Singapore and Bath, UK where she was recently appointed Chancellor of Bath Spa University, the institution's first female Chancellor, suceeding Oscar-winning actor, Jeremy Irons.

Session featuring this Speaker

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Plenary
Jun 19, 2024
2:00 PM2:15 PM

Opening Ceremony

Nannette Lafond DuFourPublicis & Women's Forum for the Economy & SocietyChief Impact Officer & PresidentSharanjit LeylBath Spa UniversityChancellorMinh-di TangEmbassy of FranceAmbassador of France to Singapore
Description
Hosted by our Master of Ceremony, Sharanjit Leyl.
Plenary
Jun 20, 2024
2:05 PM2:20 PM
Online

Conversation with a leader

Sharanjit LeylBath Spa UniversityChancellorMarise PayneWestern Sydney UniversityProfessor of Practice International Relations and Public Policy
Description
In conversation with one of Australia's most influential leaders: Marise Payne, former Minister of Defence and for Foreign Affairs and current Professor of Practice at Western Sydney University, shares her insights into her experiences in global diplomacy, leadership, and advocacy for women's rights.
Plenary
Jun 20, 2024
6:45 PM6:50 PM
Online

Closing remarks

Nannette Lafond DuFourPublicis & Women's Forum for the Economy & SocietyChief Impact Officer & PresidentSharanjit LeylBath Spa UniversityChancellor
Description
Closing remarks by our Master of Ceremony, Sharanjit Leyl.
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