AmCham Women Accelerate Symposium & Cocktail Reception

Iain McLaughlin, President of the ASEAN Business Unit, The Coca-Cola Company; Vaishali Bhat, CFO, Consumer Business APAC, Johnson & Johnson; Moderated by Margie Warrell, Founder, Global Courage

Venue : Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore, 392 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169663 (Riverfront Ballroom, Level 3)

Date : September 28, 2018

Time : 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Price : $75.00

2018-09-28 15:30:00 2018-09-28 18:00:00 Asia/Singapore AmCham Women Accelerate Symposium & Cocktail Reception - Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore, 392 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169663 (Riverfront Ballroom, Level 3) AmCham Singapore Register for event

Please add to calendar before registering for the event



Please join us for what is sure to be another inspiring event presented by AmCham Women. Launched in April 2018, AmCham Women is the primary platform for the Chamber dedicated to accelerating diversity & inclusion in the workplace. The Accelerate Symposium is aimed at bringing business leaders together that share AmCham Women’s mission to share insights on often complex dimensions of women empowerment and in advancing diversity & inclusion in a business environment.

The Symposium will feature a panel of c-suite regional leaders who will share their insights and experiences on what it takes to effectively lead in an increasingly global environment consisting of different nationalities, core values, religion and cultural norms. The Symposium will also include a “Learning Village” – consisting of micro leadership coaching sessions by AmCham member companies prior to the Panel session. After the Panel session will be additional networking opportunities during the cocktail reception to reflect on the insights shared during the Symposium.

The Accelerate Symposium & Cocktail Reception is sure to be an ideal event for ambitious and passionate business leaders who are looking to take their leadership journey to the next level at the regional and global level.

Corporate tables are available at $800 for 10 seats.  Please email Nathan at to reserve a table and learn more on corporate table benefits.


Agenda AmCham Women - Updated.jpg


Iain McLaughlin
President of the ASEAN Business Unit
The Coca-Cola Company

Iain McLaughlin is President of The Coca-Cola Company’s ASEAN business unit. In this role, he oversees company operations in 10 countries. Prior to this assignment, he was Senior Vice President of Global Juice and Still Brands, based in Atlanta, and before that, President of the Middle East and Southern Eurasia business unit based in Dubai.

McLaughlin joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1998 as a Strategic Planning Manager for the Central Europe Division. He was then named Executive Assistant to the President of the Central Europe, Eurasia and Middle East Group before serving as Vice President of Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East and Africa for the McDonald's Division.

From 2006 to 2008, McLaughlin led the Still Beverages business in the European Union Group.

Before joining the company, McLaughlin worked with DIAGEO plc in the United Kingdom, Japan, South East Asia and the United States.

McLaughlin has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.

Vaishali Bhat.jpg
Vaishali Bhat
CFO, Consumer Business APAC
Johnson & Johnson Pte Ltd

Pending profile...

About the Moderator:

Margie Warrell.jpg
Margie Warrell
Founder, Global Courage and Author

Margie Warrell is a bestselling author or Stop Playing Safe and three other books, international speaker and leadership facilitator who is passionate about helping people lead with greater courage.  Recently relocated to Singapore, she is also the founder of Global Courage, a leadership consultancy specializing in inclusive leadership and advancing female change makers into senior leadership roles.

Margie draws on her background in Fortune 500 business, coaching and psychology to arm people with the mindset, strategies and skills essential to lead themselves and others to better outcomes.  Her clients include NASA, Accenture, UN Foundation, Facebook, Marriott and the Australian Federal Police.

A Forbes contributor and host of RawCourage.TV, Margie has been described as a 'leading authority on brave leadership' by the Wall Street Journal.  Her insights have also been shaped by her work and interviews with leaders such as Sir Richard Branson, Nobel Laureate Jody Williams, hotelier Bill Marriott, former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, film director Oliver Stone and fellow author Marianne Williamson.  Margie's work draws on the latest research in neuro-science, behavioral psychology, and organizational change.  Her programs have shown measurable improvement in leadership effectiveness, employee engagement, well-being and bottom line results.  

Currently undertaking her PhD, Margie's expertise is sought by leading media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera, Sky News, CNN and the Today Show.  She has also been a guest lecturer at leading universities globally such as Columbia, Georgetow, and her alma mater, Monash University.

A passionate advocate for gender equality and inclusive leadership, in 2010 Margie founded Global Courage to embolden braver leadership and support stronger representation of women in leadership roles.  She has since been appointed as Ambassador for Women in Global Business, made honoree of the Women's Economic Forum and regularly speaks at women's leadership events around the world.

This event is sponsored by:

Medtronic Logo (Web).jpg