Following the success of AWARE’s inaugural ThinkBox, “Is Singapore Ready for a Hillary Clinton?”, AWARE will host a public forum on why a man is not a financial plan. Titled, “Money: Women & Men,” this forum will discuss managing your money, money as power, financial management in relationships, and why a man – or a woman for that matter – is not a financial plan.

The ThinkBox forum, “Money: Women & Men”, will take place next Wednesday, 21 May 2008. Fund managers, financial planners, and social workers will serve as panelists, offering their expert opinions on money management and relationships. Panelists include,

· Dr. Audrey Chin, Investor, on money in women and men’s life cycles

· Deborah Ho, CEO, DBS Asset Management, on investment and spending patterns between women and men

· Choi Foong Sutrisno, Social Worker and Director, DayBreak Family Service Centre, on the consequences of differential earnings, spending, and wealth patterns between women and men

· Leong Sze Hian, Financial Planner, Economist & Author, on how best to map the financial life of women and men

The aim of this ThinkBox is to encourage more women and men to become part of the dialogue on managing money as singles and as couples. The forum will discuss the monetary challenges that confront Singaporean singles and couples and explain how these challenges can be overcome. The goal is to help the public create better relationships between themselves, their partners, and their money.

Members of the public are invited to attend and participate in sessions of The ThinkBox. Details of the upcoming session are:

Topic: Money: Women & Men

Date: Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Time: 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Venue: The Box at SMU (Li Ka Shing Library, 70 Stamford Road, Basement One)

Every other month, The ThinkBox will continue to bring together businesspeople, academics, women leaders and others to tackle dynamic issues of the day. Future forums topics include, ‘Sex and the Lion City’, ‘Girls for National Service?’, and ‘The Singapore Supermum’.

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For more information about The ThinkBox please call 6779-7137 or email [email protected].


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