At the Table: A Networking & Career Group for Women
How to Ask for What You Want
Hosted by Anna Kiukas-Pedersen, Margaret Poorman & Kimberly Raynor-Smith
If you don’t ask, you don’t get! Our topic for March is Negotiation. Join us for insights on asking for what you want, be it a salary increase, a promotion, flexible work schedule or other requests. The session will include some interactive elements to practice “the ask” and gain perspective on how that feels, as well as how it feels to be asked.
At the Table is a networking and career group for women, featuring an ongoing series of regular events to exchange views and ideas in an open and welcoming environment. Each get-together highlights a professional topic for discussion, and our guest speakers share their insights from their area of expertise to ensure that the session adds value and that there are meaningful takeaways.
Whether you are currently working or on the job hunt, this is a great way to expand your network and meet other professional women.
Wine and nibbles are provided.
CRCE Member: $15
Non-CRCE Member: $25
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Check out our next At the Table session on May 23. Click here to find out more.
Bios of the March Panel:
Anna Kiukas-Pedersen, Executive Coach and Catalyst, Kiukas Consulting Pte Ltd
Anna is an incisive, courageous and compassionate leader who excels at both helping people forge their own development paths and pitching complex technical concepts to a non-expert audience. She has been leading, coaching and developing people for over 15 years in the UK, Singapore and South East Asia. Her zeal for high-quality feedback to challenge and encourage her clients, enables them to flourish and transform their skills and the way they lead their lives.
Variety and staying on her toes brings the best out of Anna – she works with leaders and teams across age groups at corporates, universities and voluntary organizations helping them to make better choices for themselves, each other and the world. In addition to being an experienced and credentialed coach, Anna is an accomplished economist with wide-ranging senior, front-office experience in the financial services industry, from investment banking to a start-up to regulation, working with multi-cultural, global teams. She has juggled her career with growing family responsibilities and experienced the personal and professional challenges of relocation.
Anna has a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge, England and a Master's in Finance from London Business School. She has trained as a professional coach with the Coaches Training Institute and the Centre for Right Relationship and holds the designation of Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coach Federation.
Now a permanent resident in Singapore, she is a native of Finland with a busy family consisting of her husband, three children and a Garfield lookalike cat.
Margaret Poorman, Global Procurement Director, Excavation Division, Caterpillar Inc.
Margaret has 28 years of experience in the field of supply chain management – holding roles in logistics, distribution, transportation, and procurement.
As Director of Procurement for Caterpillar’s Excavation Division, Margaret manages the global supply network for the manufacture of hydraulic excavators around the world. Her scope includes all excavation facilities and product lines globally – India, Indonesia, China, Japan, France, Poland, Hungary, Russia and the United States. Her “day job” includes driving collaborative product design, sourcing strategy, material cost management, supply quality, supply velocity and network capacity.
Margaret moved to Singapore in 2014, as General Manager for Caterpillar’s transportation operations throughout Asia. Prior to her move to Asia, Margaret managed Caterpillar’s transportation operations in North and South America from Caterpillar’s headquarters in the United States (Illinois). She started her career in the field of third-party logistics, providing network and operational logistics solutions for global companies in the automotive, industrial, high-tech and retail industries.
Applying the skills she uses for relationship management and collaborative negotiation, Margaret mentors and coaches teams inside and outside of Caterpillar on ways to navigate career, personal and professional scenarios.
Margaret attended Kent State University to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Pennsylvania State University for her Master’s Degree in Business Administration, with majors in Computer Science, Statistics, Business-to-Business Marketing and Logistics.
Kimberly Raynor-Smith, CRCE Ambassador and Moderator of At the Table
Kimberly is an APAC Program Manager, Bain Career Advisory at Bain & Company here in Singapore. Previously, Kimberly was APAC Regional Recruiting Manager for Bain & Company in their Beijing office. She has also worked as a Senior MBA Admissions Consultant at The MBA Exchange and as the Associate Director of MBA Admissions at University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School.
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If registrant is unable to attend and wishes to cancel registration, he/she must contact AAS (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 24 hours prior to the workshop start time, and he/she will be issued a credit that can be applied to any same priced CRCE workshop within the following 90 days. In the event of a no-show or day of workshop cancellation, no credit will be issued.