"Women in Tech: What's the real problem?"

Date: Tuesday Apr 3 - 03 April 2018
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: True Sphere, 2Fl. EmQuartier, Bangkok
Language: Thai
Speaker(s): K. Nichapat Ark, K. Phensiri Sathianvongnusar, K. Oranuch Lerdsuwankij Admission fee: 0,00

About our event

Thailand is among the countries with the highest opportunity for women in the workforce, according to the MasterCard Index of Women Entrepreneurs.
The survey ranks 20 countries with the highest scores for female entrepreneurship. Thailand is among the top 10 and is the only upper-middle-income country to make it to the list.
Yet, if we look around, there's still so much more that can be done.
In this 4th edition of our "Time for Thailand" meet-up series, we bring together three "girl bosses" from various companies from different aspects of tech ecosystem, as they share their insights into new perspectives and new opportunities for female entrepreneurship in Thailand.
K. Nichapat Ark / Angel Investor & Thailand Advisor at NSI Ventures and Seedstars World
K. Phensiri Sathianvongnusar / Thailand Co-CEO at aCommerce 
K. Oranuch Lerdsuwankij / Co-founder & CEO at Techsauce 
Moderator: TBD
The panel session will be conducted in Thai  and take around 1 hour, followed by networking session.

What you will learn from this session

  • Current situation: Where the society has placed women as a whole, either at home, school / university, workplace leading up to national aspect.
  • Pain points discussion: Tech & Female don’t align as tech / engineering seems to be too masculine for girls and lack of gender equity in STEM especially tech field. 
  • Solutions brainstorming: How can we change the perspective of the new generation of women to be? What went wrong with the society that suppress women to become dominant players

Who should attend this session

Discover and meet with some of the finest business women, investors, influencers, and other like-minded individuals in town.

  • *Startups and entrepreneurs* with passionate minds to transform the industry leading to gender equity.
  • *Ecosystem players* from private and public sectors seeking business development or simply networking opportunities
  • *Any interested individuals* wishing to learn more about what can be done to enforce more women into the industry


18:00   Registration and networking
18:30   Welcome session by K. Thanasorn Jaidee, President of True Digital Park
18:45   Panel discussion
19:45   Q&A session
20:00   More networking

About our speakers

K. Nichapat Ark / Angel Investor & Thailand Advisor at NSI Ventures and Seedstars World
An advisor to NSI Ventures, an angel investor, a startup mentor and Seedstars World Bangkok Ambassador. She has more than 20 years of experience in financial markets in Thailand. Her most recent post before she left her banking career was Executive Committee and Managing Director, Financial Markets for Standard Chartered Bank Thailand where she took part in driving the bank's strategic planning and execution functions. Additionally, she was responsible for financial markets sales & trading, capital markets as well as asset & liability management for the bank. During her 10 years with Standard Chartered Bank, she spent 2 years in China as Managing Director of Financial Markets Sales based in Shanghai. 

Nichapat obtained her Master of Business Administration degree, majoring in Finance from Sasin Graduate School of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, and spent a term on exchange at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration at Assumption University, Thailand.

K. Phensiri Sathianvongnusar / Thailand Co-CEO at aCommerce 
As a Co-CEO of aCommerce - Ecommerce Solutions for Southeast Asia, Phensiri has been with aCommerce since the company was founded in May 2013. She is an independent self-starter, a strong conviction to drive business scaling from start-up to Industry leader with intently focused on constantly improving the operations and passion for architecting scalable processes. Experienced and confident in working with customers, clients and co-workers and maintain a stable team environment as an effective leader/manager. Strong ability to “think” under pressure, make decisions, manage and delegate. Multi-tasker, enjoys working on multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously.

Phensiri worked as Vice President of Operations at Zalora (Thailand), part of Rocket Internet GMBH, one of the worlds leading internet incubators. A graduate of Ritsumeikan University in Japan with a degree in Business and a Masters in Management from Chulalongkorn University, Phensiri was integral in helping start Zalora in 2011 and built it to a 200 plus person business in less than a year. Earlier in her career, Phensiri worked in marketing for Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group (MSIG) and Kozo Development & Design, a Japanese company specializing in property and project development.

K. Oranuch Lerdsuwankij / Co-founder & CEO at Techsauce 
Currently holding three titles as a Co-Founder & CEO of Techsauce Media Co.Ltd (techsauce.co), Co-Founder & Business Director Thumbsup Media Co.Ltd (thumbsup.in.th) and Business consultant for digital agencies and brands. Before starting her own business, she has direct experience in product & marketing more than 12 years with Truemove, Atos Origin and Total Access Communication (DTAC) with expertise in Tech Startup/Tech Entrepreneur, Tech product development, Digital Marketing & Big Data Analysis, she graduated from King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) in Telecommunication Engineering and holds a master’s degree in information technology management.

This girl boss has been frequently invited as special speaker by various institutions and organizations such as Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) 2014 (Tokyo), Samaggi samagom (The Thai Association in the UK), Startup Asia (Singapore), Innovfest (Singapore), Judge in Mobile application contest NTT DoCoMo (Japan), Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) and retail banks, Marketing Association of Thailand (MAT), Department of Business Development (DBD) Ministry of Commerce and Department of industrial promotion ministry of industry Thailand


Spaces are limited to 40 seats only – see you there!