Regine Lai, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Wellnex and My Insurer participated in a round table organized by Techniasia about Women and leadership.
The article: The entrepreneurial experience of SEA’s female founders talk about the difficulties to lead as Women in the 21 century. as part of the 2022 International Women's day, Tech In Asia decided to explore the experiences of the region's female founders by conducting a qualitative survey to understand their lived experiences and what it is to be a women in the start-up ecosystem.
On that matter, Regine stated clearly that one of the main challenges female founders face is not being taken seriously. She highlighted that sometimes Women can be found to take up space.
Overall founders reported that Women can be easily found too old or too young to be in the business, investors or partners could highlight their skepticism about their leadership, if not about their education and background. Males may have misconceptions about their knowledge and experience of the industries they operate and they dont easily trust them.
Overall there are still Gender biases even though it is getting better.
Regine Lai concluded that things are going into the right direction as time pass by and more communication is made towards the importance of changes.
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