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Join this panel to explore the invisible discrimination that women face and what society can do to level the playing field.

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While women enjoy economic and political autonomy in Singapore, there still exists an invisible glass ceiling in aspects of their everyday lives. Featuring an academic entrepreneur, women's rights advocate and a television host, this engaging panel explores the invisible discrimination that women face and what society can do to level the playing field.

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Chng Huang Hoon (PhD Linguistics, University of Texas - Austin) is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language & Literature, and a Teaching Fellow in Residential College 4, University Town, National University of Singapore (NUS). Apart from her work in community leadership, pedagogy, and SoTL, her current interests include thinking about how to build and transform institutional culture through building a relationship-rich education experience for students, advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion in the institution, and working on integrating student voices in curriculum.

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Eunice Olsen is currently the founder of Eunice Olsen Media, creator of the International Emmy Nominated video and podcast series, WomenTalk and the author of the award winning children’s book ‘I’m a Girl. See what I can be!’ She is a communications and media coach and specialist, former two-term Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore, Miss Singapore Universe 2000 and host, actress and pianist.

Sher-li Torrey is the founder & director of Mums@Work (Singapore) – a social enterprise that supports women. It was started in 2010 following the birth of her daughter. A point of information source for women looking at flexible work arrangements and/ or starting their own business, Mums@Work is a career portal that supports more than 46,000 women.

Chng Huang Hoon (PhD Linguistics, University of Texas - Austin) is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language & Literature, and a Teaching Fellow in Residential College 4, University Town, National University of Singapore (NUS). Apart from her work in community leadership, pedagogy, and SoTL, her current interests include thinking about how to build and transform institutional culture through building a relationship-rich education experience for students, advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion in the institution, and working on integrating student voices in curriculum.

Kristian Marc Paul is a member of SG Climate Rally. Kristian is also an associate member of AWARE. Most recently, he was a contributing author for white: behind mental health stigma (2019), an anthology on mental health in Singapore. In his day job, Kristian works as a Diversity and Inclusion Programme Coordinator at a global software corporation.

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This programme is inspired by  可是我偏偏不喜欢 (But it's really not for me), a Read! Fest featured title. Borrow the title here.

For other programmes related to this title, visit go.gov.sg/readfest21-not-for-me

For the full listing of Read! Fest programmes, visit go.gov.sg/readfest21


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About Read! Fest 2021

Read! Fest 2021 invites you on a forward-looking journey of self-discovery. With the theme of Reboot, take a moment to re-examine and refresh your lenses on day-to-day aspects that shape our lives.

Anchored by 12 key books and topics, Read! Fest will host over 60 programmes – from talks by world-renowned authors to workshops and experiences – each curated to immerse you in a world of thoughtful ideas for our time.

From myths and minimalism to work and womanhood, stretch out to explore new worlds and perspectives. Where will you find yourself?

For more info, visit go.gov.sg/nrm-readfest21.

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