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Sun Xueling (Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Social and Family Development)

Sun Xueling

Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Social and Family Development

MOS Sun is a keen advocate for women’s progress in Singapore. She co-chaired the national Conversations on Singapore Women’s Development which led to the publication of a White Paper in 2022 on Singapore Women’s Development. She was also the co-chair of the Inter-Ministerial Taskforce on Family Violence. MOS Sun moved several pieces of legislation in Parliament to better protect women’s rights through amendments to the Women’s Charter and leads efforts in the early childhood space to better support women in their roles as caregivers.

MOS Sun graduated with a Master’s degree in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Rahul Daswani (Lead, HeForShe Singapore)

Rahul Daswani

Lead, HeForShe Singapore

Rahul is the lead for the HeForShe Singapore, the United Nations Solidarity Movement For Gender Equality, and is part of the Lean In Singapore leadership team.

He was previously the Head of People for Open Government Products (OGP), GovTech Singapore’s experimental unit focused on creating a more progressive workforce and workplace. The processes and policies he designed and implemented were used across the government, especially in the ICT and resulted in a 20% increase in employee ratings on overall experience, fairness, openness, and growth and development.

Rahul is a co-founder of, a scenario-based tool to start open-ended conversations about race in Singapore and advisor to Moxy (, a platform for women to share anonymous, detailed feedback about their workplaces to drive tangible change.

Rahul is the Singapore country representative, an executive coach, and faculty for the Center for Asia Leadership, regularly conducts workshops and speaks on topics including DEI, adaptive leadership, futures thinking, and the future of work across Asia.

Rahul is the only male advisor to Candour Global, a DEI strategy and communication consulting firm which authored one of HBR’s all time most read articles, ‘Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome’.

Su-Ann Nair (Chief of Staff at Google Cloud, APAC)

Su-Ann Nair

Chief of Staff at Google Cloud, APAC

Su-Ann is Chief of Staff at Google Cloud, APAC and was part of the Strategy & Operations team in Google when she joined in 2018. Before Google, Su-Ann worked at McKinsey as a management consultant in New York and Singapore.

Prior to joining the corporate life, Su-Ann served as an Intelligence Officer in the Singapore Armed Forces for 10 years, where she was also Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the President of Singapore.

Su-Ann holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MPhil in
Nanotechnology Enterprise from Cambridge University and a BSc in Chemistry from the
University of Chicago.

Liyana Dhamirah (Entrepreneur, CARE Programme Manager at AWARE)

Liyana Dhamirah

Entrepreneur, CARE Programme Manager at AWARE

Liyana Dhamirah is an Entrepreneur and a Senior Executive at the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE). She has given talks for TEDx Singapore, Türkiye’s International General Assembly and is recognized among 100 SG women honored for their significant achievements in tech by iMDA, Mediacorp, and Singapore Computer Society. 

Life as a mother of four keeps Liyana busy, but through her profession, women are empowered and achieve post traumatic growth. AWARE is Singapore's leading gender equality advocacy group. We believe in the rights of women to have equal opportunities in education, marriage, employment, and the right to control their own bodies, particularly with regard to sexual and reproductive rights.

Mahima Kaul (APAC Public Policy Director of Bumble)

Mahima Kaul

APAC Public Policy Director of Bumble

Mahima Kaul is the Director of Public Policy for Bumble across Asia-Pacific. Her work includes talking to regulators, academics, NGOs working on online safety issues, including gender based violence. Previously she headed Twitter’s public policy work in India and South Asia where she worked across a range of issues including their regulatory concerns, philanthropy and governance partnerships. She also led the new media initiative at the Observer Research Foundation, a prominent Indian think tank, focusing on free expression and internet governance. She has also worked as a journalist, and has been published widely on these issues.

Kaela Montgomery (Diversity Equity Inclusion Strategy Manager at Google)

Kaela Montgomery

Diversity Equity Inclusion Strategy Manager at Google

Kaela Montgomery is a Strategy Manager with the Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI) team at Google, where she drives gender, disability and racial equity strategies across Asia-Pacific. Prior to Google, Kaela was a DEI Program Manager at Meta where she co-founded the Disability@Facebook employee resource group (ERG) and served on the Women@Facebook SteerCo, leading community mentorship and development programs for girls, youths and Persons with Disabilities. Her prior experiences include other people-centric roles in Singapore and Tokyo.

Kaela is mom to a 14-month-old toddler and a passionate supporter of environmental sustainability and women empowerment efforts. In 2022 Kaela served as mentor to The Asia Foundation’s program in Indonesia to empower women through sustainable forest stewardship and enhance their economic opportunities.