What will it take to achieve 
GENDER  PARITY  
in my world?

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NINEby9 is a multi-year initiative, launched in Singapore in 2021, focused on driving gender equality within organisations across Asia by 2030.

NINEby9 is a call to action to business and society to make the needed changes to positively impact the future for our daughters and sons, focusing on emerging future leaders with expectations of gender equality.

 

NINEby9 delivers an annual research study that identifies the nine key changes required over the next nine years to accelerate progress on gender equality and enable sustainable change.

 

NINEby9 creates a high-profile platform through a series of events and media campaigns to challenge stakeholders to put gender equality at the heart of stimulus strategies, policies and practices.

Despite all the talk, CHANGE is slow. And getting slower.

1.8X

Female job losses are  1.8 times higher  than male job losses during the pandemic

$370B

A McKinsey study* in 2018 stated that the SEA economies could increase their GDP by $370 billion by 2025 if the existing inequality was eliminated

1/3

Women in Asia Pacific say their gender has been a significant barrier to opportunity

70%

Organizations say that gender equality is not a top 10 priority for them

*SOURCE: MCKINSEY GENDER PARITY REPORT, SOUTHEAST ASIA 2018 & POWER OF PARITY REPORT 2020, 2020 LINKEDIN OPPORTUNITY INDEX, IBM WOMEN & LEADERSHIP  REPORT
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Our independent and proprietary research examines gender parity factors for working women in Asia. 

Help individuals and organisations define what gender parity means for them.

 

Track progress over the next 9 years to identify trends, gaps, recommended changes to achieve gender parity.

 

Provide an actionable framework to enable sustainable impact across the ever-changing Asian landscape.

We are partnering with Kadence International, an award-winning market research company with headquarters in Singapore and local offices in key Asian markets, Dynata and Yale-NUS College to undertake this research.

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NINE ACTIONS TO DELIVER GENDER PARITY IN 9 YEARS LEADS TO BETTER BUSINESS. 

CO-FOUNDERS

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CHRISTINE FELLOWES

MANAGING DIRECTOR,
NBCUNIVERSAL INT'L NETWORKS APAC & IMD, USA

"I forged a career as a corporate leader while raising three children at a time where there was little acknowledgement in the workplace of the challenges of family and societal demands on women. In co-founding NINEby9 I aspire to a vision that my daughters and son enter a workforce which offers equal opportunity, regardless of gender."

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APRIL SWANDO HU

FOUNDER, SWANDO COMPANY
DIRECTOR, ZIGEN FUND 

"As a reset year sparked by life experiences and world events, I co-founded NINEby9 in 2020 to cascade strategic action for gender parity for sweet-spot working women in Asia.  I believe that women in management is good business and Eastern and Western balance is even better business."

ADVISORY BOARD

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ELAINE CHEUNG

CFO, TEMASEK'S ASIA SUSTAINABLE
FOODS PLATFORM

Elaine is a purpose-driven CFO and Board Director, helping companies fulfil their commitments to environmental and social sustainability through profitable strategies. 

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SANJEEV CHATRATH

CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER, #dltledgers

Sanjeev is a Global Executive and Business Leader. He has worked in Financial and Information Services Industries for over 25 years with multi-national firms including Citigroup, Standard Chartered, Thomson Reuters, and IBM. 

ADVISORY COUNCIL

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KOH TAI ANN

Senior Associate at the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Prof. Koh Tai Ann was an early member of the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), was on the Executive Committee and then, Advisory Committee of the former UNIFEM (Singapore) and has been an advocate on gender equality and women’s rights.

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KOH TAI ANN

Senior Associate at the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Prof. Koh Tai Ann was an early member of the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), was on the Executive Committee and then, Advisory Committee of the former UNIFEM (Singapore) and has been an advocate on gender equality and women’s rights.

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KOH TAI ANN

Senior Associate at the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Prof. Koh Tai Ann was an early member of the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), was on the Executive Committee and then, Advisory Committee of the former UNIFEM (Singapore) and has been an advocate on gender equality and women’s rights.

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DR. VINIKA RAO

Executive Director, INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute & Gender Initiative. Asia Director, INSEAD Hoffman Global Institute

Dr Rao has a doctorate in leadership diversity and currently sits on the boards of a non-profit organization, a think-tank and is an ambassador for Power Women of India, Council of Leaders, Women Icons Network and She2030. Her research is in gender diversity in corporate leadership, male allyship, millennials & inter-generational influences on the workplace and emerging markets.

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PROF. JOANNE KATHRYN ROBERTS

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT (ACADEMIC AFFAIRS), YALE-NUS COLLEGE

Joanne Roberts did her undergraduate training in Economics at the University of Waterloo and her graduate work at Queen’s University in Canada.  In 1998, Joanne joined the faculty at the University of Toronto, and in 2008, the University of Calgary, before joining Yale-NUS in 2017.

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PROF. KOH TAI ANN

Senior Associate at the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Prof. Koh Tai Ann was an early member of the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), was on the Executive Committee and then, Advisory Committee of the former UNIFEM (Singapore) and has been an advocate on gender equality and women’s rights.

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CHRISTINE AMOUR-LEVAR

CO-FOUNDER, WOMEN ON A MISSION & FOUNDER, HER PLANET EARTH

Christine Amour-Levar is a French-Swiss-Filipina Social Entrepreneur, Adventurer, Author and Advocate. A passionate champion of female empowerment and environmental conservation, she founded Women on a Mission (WOAM) and HER Planet Earth, two award-winning, not-for-profit organisations.