20 Oct Making A Career Comeback: Switching Paths, Staying Relevant

Career Excellence Series

25th November 2017
Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Road 8 Singapore 408601

A Collaboration between Center for Career Excellence (CCE), U-Women and Family (UWAF) and Sapio

*Note: Details may change without notice.

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Returning to the Workforce can be challenging

For a period of time, you had to put your career aside to attend to other priorities. It may have been your preschool kids, a sick parent, or your health. Now that those priorities have been attended to, you are ready to pick up your career again.

Yet, you hesitate.

Disruptions in several sectors of the economy have shaken up the pace of today’s fast-changing economy. The demands of the workplace have evolved accordingly.

How do you stay relevant and prepared for the new workplace?

Listen to a team of thriving female leaders in the workplace who have survived different challenges in navigating through a complex world economy. Uncover their stories and know-how on how to balance family and career as a woman in Singapore.

At the same time, hear from fellow returners and community trailblazers on how one can make a triumphant career comeback in 2018 in two special dialogue sessions!

View Panelists and Speakers’ Profiles

Program Outline

Career Discovery Play

Time: 9am – 11:30am
Venue: Event Hall 2-2


Discover what drives you in your career, uncover gems about yourself and imagine how you would navigate potential career decisions and scenarios by playing the Career SUPERDRIVE Board Game.

One to One Consultation (Pre-registered Attendees Only)

Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Venue: Event Hall 2-2

One to One Career Coaching (Public)

Time: 2:30pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Event Hall 2-2

Networking Lunch

Time: 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Venue: Outside of Lecture Theatre

Women Without Limits: Overcoming Failure, Inspiring Teams & Pushing Boundaries in the New World of Work
Panelists: Joelle Pang, Kanika Mittal, Eunice Cheng, Violet Lim

Time: 1:00pm — 2:00pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre


Hear from our panel of Future-Forward Women consisting of corporate high-flyer-turned business owner, innovative solutions driver, and consultant as they share on their unconventional career journeys – why they decided to go against social norms and pivot their paths, despite societal pressures, as the world transits into a technology-driven future.

Heading for the Long Jump: Thriving in your Career Without Compromising on Family
Speaker: Sha-En Yeo, Founder of Positive Education

Time: 2:15pm — 2:45pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre


Many parents, especially mothers, find it a challenge to thrive in their careers while taking care of our children in their crucial years of development. Transitioning from a full-time job to a stay-at- home Mom, Sha-en will be sharing tips on how she started a business with no prior experience, and why it’s possible to achieve her dreams while still spending quality time with her children.

Tea Break

Time: 2:45pm — 3:15pm
Venue: Outside of Lecture Theatre

Returning Better than Before: Why Taking a Break Can be the Inspiration You Need to Do What You Love
Panelists: Christina Teo, Vincent Tan, K Thana

Time: 3:15pm — 4:15pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre


Returning back to work after a long period away from the workforce can be a challenging task for many, especially in Singapore. But it can also be an important and essential process of self-discovery. Uncover what are some of the challenges previous returners faced and adopt their respective strategies to chart out your planned return to the workforce. Learn from fellow returners and community builders involved in how they navigated through this challenging part of their lives to return back to re-establish and find fulfilling careers once again.

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