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Say “No” More: The Art of Saying ‘No’

12. 12. 2020 @ 11:00 - 12:30 SMT

She Loves Data - Say No More
When was the last time you said ‘No’ to a work request?
Today, it’s become increasingly challenging for us to say ‘No’ at work.
We find ourselves saying ‘Yes’ for fear of stalling career progression or worse, tarnishing our reputation at work and losing the respect of colleagues.The stigma attached to saying ‘No’ in the workplace can be hard to overcome – both in the short and long term with its impact, far-reaching.
Being unassertive and not being able to say ‘No’ can often be ingrained in us as a result of societal or cultural norms but it’s essential that we learn to stand our ground.
So how do we say ‘No’ tactfully without jeopardizing that next promotion or validation from our colleagues?
You’ll discover:
Why it’s important to say ‘No’
The consequences of not saying ‘No’ when you should
Inspiring stories of others’ experiences with saying ‘No’
Actionable tips on how to tactfully start saying ‘No’We’re excited to be joined by an expert panel including Coach & Psychologist who will help answer all your qs.
Global Flagship event 
11:15 am Singapore | Manila | HongKong 
10:15 am Jakarta | Hanoi
2:15 pm Sydney | Melbourne

Sha-En Yeo

Sha-En Yeo is a TEDx speaker, best-selling author and a graduate of the prestigious Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been featured on national TV documentary ‘Chasing Happiness’, MyPaper, Business Times; and shared her wisdom on 938LIVE & MONEY 89.3FM.  Over the past 10 years, she has trained and spoken to more than 20,000 people in Singapore and beyond. Her clients include YPO Japan, Google, & local brand Love, Bonito. 



Uma Thana Balasingam

Vice President – Partner & Commercial Organization, Asia Pacific & Japan, VMware

Co-Founder Lean In Singapore

Founder Lean In Women in Tech Singapore & Women in Tech Asia

Uma Thana Balasingam is Vice President – Partner & Commercial Organization, Asia Pacific & Japan at VMware. In this role, Uma is responsible for driving the regional commercial segment strategic plan and revenue attainment, in addition to driving execution of go-to-market plans with VMware’s ecosystem across 48 markets. She was recognized in CRN’s The Most Powerful Women of the Channel global list, and Singapore’s Top 100 Women in IT.

Uma is also the co-founder of Lean In Singapore and the founder of Lean In Women in Technology Asia & Women In Technology Singapore. LeanIn.Org was founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to empower women to achieve their ambitions. Lean In Singapore, founded in 2016, is a community of 4000 women, men and others that comes together to be inspired, empowered and educated with a focus on driving gender diversity in the workplace.



Ken Ratri Iswari

Ken was the best achiever for Business Leadership and Human Capital Management. Ken is also awarded scholarship from Total E&P for 9 consecutive years and a recipient of Australia Awards Indonesia’s Short Term Scholarship. Ken started her professional career as Account Manager in P&G and as Recruiter in Shell. Pursuing her passion in entrepreneurship, she decided to quit her multinational corporation career and joined a start-up incubator, Contenga International (now as Human Capital Manager. In 2013, Ken officially established Geekhunter, IT recruitment consultant together with her business partner, Yunita Anggraeni.

With Geekhunter, Ken is aiming to help companies hiring the right IT professional; help IT professional to have a better and meaningful career; and promote Indonesia’s tech talents. After-all, it’s about improving life through opportunities. Her skills and expertise are especially on Tech Recruitment, Entrepreneurship, and Business Development. Ken is actively involved in various start-up communities and shaping Indonesia’s tech talent ecosystem. 




Anjali Sharma

Anjali is one of the leading business storytelling consultants, author, global keynote speaker, and founder of Narrative: The Business of Stories.  Anjali has helped companies increase staff engagement and performance, increase client satisfaction and sales, define company values and effectively position brands by embedding story skills into their organisations. Her work with business organisations has involved Narrative’s own programs in corporate consulting to identify and solve difficulties and promote strengths, teaching and incorporating story skills to present brands and products successfully and engage customers and speaking on business storytelling at keynotes in conferences.  

Anjali has worked with a wide variety of private and government organizations in corporate roles for over 18 years. Having taught business storytelling to clients from a wide variety of industries including airlines, education, health, IT, tourism and pharmaceuticals she knows that this is a skill that can be learnt and applied to all workplaces and companies for enduring change.  She has been publishing her ideas on storytelling on since 2014. 

Q. Is it free to join?
A. Yes! Participation is free, but slots are limited, so please register early!Q. I’m based outside of Australia. Can I still join?
A. Absolutely! This is an online Global event. You can join from any part of the world.Q. Is it only for women?
A. Just like our regular She Loves Data #MeetUp events, this online webinar is open to all professional men and women. #HeLovesData too!Q. Is this an interactive discussion or just a ‘listen-in’ webinar?
A. Definitely interactive! Your thoughts, feedback and questions are most welcome and will be entertained during the polling and live Q&A portions at the end of the discussion.Q. What if something comes up and I need to retract my registration?
A. Please be considerate and let us know if you won’t be able to attend the online meetup a day in advance, so we can offer your place to somebody else.
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12. 12. 2020
11:00 - 12:30 SMT


Kav. 5 Jalan Doktor Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung Kecamatan Setiabudi, Daerah Khusus Ibukota


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