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The Futuremakers Forum

The Futuremakers Forum brings stakeholders together to build partnerships and create opportunities focused on young people. Hosted in partnership with Business Fights Poverty, this three-day online event formed part of Futuremakers by Standard Chartered, a global initiative to tackle inequality by championing greater economic inclusion for young people.

Agenda

Session 1: Event Opening and Panel Session

8.00 – 9.30 GMT +1 / BST

In this panel session, we explored the skills businesses need in their future workforce and what this means for both employers and young people. We brought in expert views from a range of perspectives to discuss the changing dynamics in the labour market and the emerging trends that will likely have the greatest impact on the future of work and skills.

Watch the recording to hear a broad range of perspectives, including those from the private and third sectors, a better understanding of the broader, global context on the challenges and opportunities relating to the future of work and skills.

Opening:

Claire Dixon, Group Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Standard Chartered Bank

Zahid Torres-Rahman, Founder and CEO, Business Fights Poverty

Panel Chair:

Mansa Nettey, CEO, Ghana, Standard Chartered Bank

Panel:

Hanar Al Balooshi, Founder and managing partner, Tribepod

Tanuj Kapilashrami, Group Head, Human Resources, Standard Chartered Bank

Willice Onyango, Executive Director, The Youth Café

Jack Zhang, CEO and co-founder, Airwallex

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Panel Chair:

Mansa Nettey, CEO, Ghana, Standard Chartered Bank

Panel:

Hanar Al Balooshi, Founder and managing partner, Tribepod

Tanuj Kapilashrami, Group Head, Human Resources, Standard Chartered Bank

Willice Onyango, Executive Director, The Youth Café

Jack Zhang, CEO and co-founder, Airwallex

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Session 2: Best Foot Forward

9.45 – 11.00 GMT +1 / BST

In this interactive session, leading experts delivered 10-minute masterclasses to help young people succeed in their careers. Sessions range from ‘speaking with impact’ to ‘how digital skills can help you succeed in the workplace’. All sessions included further signposting for young people to continue developing their own skillsets independently.

In this session young people could look into improving a range of essential skills that could help them succeed in their future career.

Moderator:


Jennifer Kang, Head Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Malaysia, Standard Chartered Bank

Masterclass presenters:


Present with impactJoin Esther Mark, Programme Director Consultant, Debate Mate, for a quickfire Masterclass to help you to communicate with confidence and present with impact. The Debate Mate team are world-renowned communication and leadership coaches, who are themselves young people. The session will provide you with simple, relatable and easy-to-implement tips and techniques to take your communication and presentation to the next level!

Show up and give a damnIn a world of work that is constantly evolving let’s talk about who you are, what you have to bring and what it is that you want to achieve. Sizakele Marutlulle, Creative Problem Solver, Marutlulle & Co, leads a conversation abouthow can you show up, respond and actively participate in ways that are meaningful to you and will make a difference.

Getting comfortable with being uncomfortableIt’s ok to feel nervous when we do something for the first time. The more we try, the better we get. But how do we overcome our fears? Vandana Saxena Poria OBE, Leadership Trainer, Alpha Development, explains how you can get out of your comfort zone to enhance your communication to grow a people ecosystem and network with confidence.

Making it against all odds: In a world full of challenges, resilience is a top skill needed today for survival. International Rescue Committee work with people affected by disaster to help them survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Brian Ssebunya, Economic Recovery and Development expert, International Rescue Committee, will host a session where you will learn from the experiences of young micro-entrepreneurs that have succeeded against the odds of displacement and disasters, like the COVID-19 pandemic, to keep their businesses going.

Introducing the concept of Ikigai: Imagine a world in which the majority of human beings clearly know how to use their unique abilities & express their passion(s) to serve the world. Hear from Edward Stevenette, Education Officer, Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI), Paris, who will explore some of the key ideas within Ikigai, a Japanese concept which explores purpose in life, providing a sense of fulfilment, and towards personal actions that lead to satisfaction and a sense of meaning.

Discovering the power of Linked-in to support your career ambitionsHear insights in to how you can use Linked-in to further develop your network and career from Lee Welch, Azure Solutions Manager, Microsoft, who will introduce you to some of its key features. You will learn how Linked-in can help with your personal brand, gain important knowledge and skills, build your professional network, and help find your professional voice.
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Session 1: Fireside Chat with Bill Winters, CBE, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Bank

8.30 – 9.30 GMT +1 / BST

In this session, Bill Winters spoke to young people about issues that most affect them, including opportunities and challenges the future of work and skills could bring for young people and businesses.

In this session young people and Bill Winters discussed the future of work and skills and the implications this could have for both employers and employees.

Bill Winters, CBE, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Bank

in conversation with Futuremakers:


Alek, Hong Kong; Emman, UK; Daliso, Zambia; Daniel, UK; Hira, Pakistan; Maria Korina (MK), Philippines; Patricia, Kenya; Pearl, Botswana; and Tejasvi, India.

Welcome remarks:

Judy Hsu, CEO, Consumer, Private and Business Banking, Standard Chartered Bank, CEO, Consumer, Private and Business Banking

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Session 2: Industry Focus

9.30 – 11.00 GMT +1 / BST

In this interactive session, young people engaged directly with professionals in a range of industries from technology to finance, who answered questions and shared tips for a career in their sector.

In this session young people were able to learn from industry leaders and improve their network.

Session Moderator:

Olga Arara-Kimani, Global Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, Africa & Middle East, and Internal Communications, Standard Chartered Bank
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Breakout 1: Liverpool Football Club (LFC) – Sports industry / Football focus


Breakout Moderator:

  • Marc Davies, Senior Manager, Group Sponsorships and Senior Manager, Group Sponsorships and Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, Standard Chartered Bank

Speakers:

  • Steven Gillespie, LFC International Academy Coach
  • Tony Jones, LFC Physiotherapist
  • Damaris Thiong’o, Referee, Kenya Football Federation Female Leagues
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Breakout 2: Women in Tech (WIT) / Entrepreneurship Focus


Breakout Moderator:

  • Sumeet Singla, Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, UAE, Standard Chartered Bank

Group 1 Speakers:

  • Solape Akinpelu, Founder, Hervest
  • Chandrima Das, Global Head, Managed Investments, Standard Chartered Bank and Co-founder, Bento
  • Ayesha Nasir, Founder, ScaryAmmi
  • Carol Ofafa, Founder, E-Safiri

Group 2 Speakers:

  • Hanar Al Balooshi, Founder, Tribepod
  • Chandrima Das, Global Head, Managed Investments, Standard Chartered Bank and Co-founder, Bento
  • Iman Jamall, Founder, CreditBook
  • Silvia Muturi, Founder, Ufasiri Halisi
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Breakout 3: Banking / Financial services


Breakout Moderator:

  • Marieta Mtawa, Standard Chartered Foundation (SCF) Trustee and Manager, Internal Audit, Tanzania Standard Chartered Bank

Speakers:


  • O’Brien Kalumba, Director, CEO Office,
    Standard Chartered Bank, Germany
  • Kinyanjui Kombani, People Capability Lead, Consumer, Private & Business Banking, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore
  • Hira Sarhandi, Client Care Executive, Standard Chartered Bank, Pakistan
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Breakout 4: Fitness and wellbeing industry

Breakout Moderator:

  • Kyembe Kyalusanza, Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Standard Chartered Bank

Speaker:

  • Allie Rimanic, Yoga and Mindfulness instructor, LVL
  • Iqbal Sayed, Athlete and Fitness Coach, IFBB Pro League
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Breakout 5: Brand, Marketing and Communications

Breakout Moderator: 

  • Joanna Kwasniak, Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Standard Chartered Bank

Speakers:

  • Anna-Karin Birnik, Global Head, Group Brand Strategy and Digital, Standard Chartered Bank.
  • Satish Krishnamurthy, Chief Strategy Officer, TBWA
  • Gaurav Rajput, Head Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, India and South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
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Breakout 6: Hospitality Industry

Breakout Moderator: 

  • Haresh Agrawal, Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Standard Chartered Bank

Speakers:

  • Shenaya Jambusarwala, Associate Vice President – Career & Performance Management and Internal Communications Human Resources, The Indian Hotels Company Limited
  • Hemant Oberoi, Hemant Oberoi, former Head Chef at Taj Mumbai, Independent Restauranteur
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Session 3: Q&A Surgery

11.00 – 12.00 GMT +1 / BST

In this interactive session, delegates discussed and debated important questions including, for example:

  • How can businesses and employers attract and retain the best talent in future?
  • What skills do young people need now that they are not getting either through the education system or employers?
  • As a global community, how can we best support young people get into decent work or start their own business/enterprise?

In this session people could engage directly with delegates attending the Forum on important issues for young people and businesses.

Moderator:


Katie Hyson, Director, Thought Leadership, Business Fights Poverty

Alison McFadyen, Group Head, Internal Audit Standard Chartered Bank

Speakers:

Natalie Deacon, Executive Director Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Avon, and President, Avon Foundation for Women

Mario Gonzalez Lupercio, Shared Value & Social Innovation, CEMEX

Els Howard-Polman, VP, Enterprise and Institution Research & Innovation, Pearson

Natasha Kwakwa, Global Head, Community Programmes & Impact, Group Sustainability, Standard Chartered Bank

Shaun McLaughlin, Learning and Development, Challenges Group

Kalyani Subramanyam, COO, NAZ Foundation (India) Trust

Carolynne Wheeler, Head of Communications, BBC Media Action

Futuremakers:

Bianca, Hong Kong

Myles, Philippines
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Session 1: Global Futuremakers Debate

9.30 – 11.00 GMT +1 / BST

In this session, young people across the world debated the issues around the future of work and skills in response to the following motion: ‘This house would rather hire a robot than a human.’ This session was supported by Debate Mate.

In this session young people shared their views on the future of work and put their public speaking skills in action.

Moderators:

Khadija Hashimi, Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, Africa & Middle East, and Country Head, Pakistan, Standard Chartered Bank

Jessica Rolfe-Dix, Managing Director, Debate Mate

Proposition (for):


Nir Amin, Debate Mate (Captain)

Joseph (Ghana), Serah (Zambia), Putri (Malaysia), Patricia (Kenya)

Opposition (against):

Esther Mark, Debate Mate, (Captain)

Edna (Kenya), Daliso (Zambia), Pearl (Botswana), Aisha (Bangladesh)

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Session 2: Futuremakers Competition

11.00 – 12.00 GMT +1 / BST

In this session finalists in our global Futuremakers competition asked young people: “What do business leaders need to know about the future of work?”. The judging panel shared what they have learned from the competition process and what they took back and changed in their own organisation.

In this session the best entries from this year’s Futuremakers competition asked young people what they want business leaders to know about the future of work.

Moderator:

Simon Cooper, Chief Executive, Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking and Chief Executive, Europe & Americas, Standard Chartered Bank

Speakers (Judging Panel):

Caroline Casey, Founder and Creator, Valuable 500

Caroline Courtois, Head of EMEA Corporate Citizenship, Credit Suisse

Adam Hecktman, Director of Field Engagement, Microsoft Philanthropies

Vandna Ramchandani, Corporate Philanthropy, Bloomberg

Anya Stern, Gender Justice Lead, Comic Relief

Sohasini Sudtharalingam, Associate Director, International Projects Group, BDO UK LLP
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Session 3: Closing Remarks

12.00 – 12.30 GMT +1 / BST

In this session there was a recap of what happened during this year’s Futuremakers Forum and people's own concluding remarks and comments were shared.

Moderator:

Claire Dixon, Group Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Standard Chartered Bank

Zahid Torres-Rahman, Founder and CEO, Business Fights Poverty
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Join us to participate, collaborate and network with colleagues from around the world at the 2022 Futuremakers Forum.
Hope to see you in 2022
The challenge

A global and collective effort is needed to accelerate progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 8 to promote decent work and economic growth. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the problems of inequality and changes to the labour market have had a disproportionate impact on marginalised groups within our communities especially young people, women and people with disabilities.

It is now more imperative than ever for all sectors to come together, listen to young people and those most affected and seek to identify solutions to supporting the next generation to thrive.

The future world of work

The focus for the 2021 Futuremakers Forum, ‘Unleashing the potential of young people to succeed in the future world of work’ highlighted the emerging trends in the labour market and framed how young people, clients and stakeholders can respond to this rapidly-changing landscape.
Insights

Insights Paper: What can we learn from young people and business leaders about the future of work?

September 2021

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Insights Paper: What do young people have to say about their future of work and skills?

June 2021

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Insights Paper: How can business leaders support young people to transition to the future world of work?

June 2021

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Futuremakers competition winners 2021
Futuremakers answered the question “What do business leaders need to know about the future of work?”

Their answers explored:

  • What they think business leaders need to understand about young people
  • How to attract the best young talent
  • What skills can young people bring to business
  • How to better support young entrepreneurs; and many other themes!

The prize for these top 5 entries: $750 of online training credits and an invitation to the Futuremakers Forum to share their ideas with business leaders and decision makers.
Whether you are a young person wanting to hear tips about applying for your first job, a business leader keen to pitch ideas or problems for young people to solve, or an NGO looking to hear about other community projects being delivered across the world, these Futuremaker Forums will deliver something for you.

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Futuremakers by Standard Chartered
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Business Fights Poverty
Meet the Futuremakers at the 2021 Forum

Hira

Pakistan

Nominated by Right to Play / Women Win

Pearl

Botswana

Nominated by Young Africa

Daliso

Zambia

Nominated by Challenges Worldwide

Patricia

Kenya

Nominated by Light for the World

Daniel

United Kingdom

Nominated by St. Johns Ambulance

Maria Korina (MK)

Philippines

Nominated by Youth Business International

Tejasvi

India

Nominated by EduBridge Learning

Alek

Hong Kong

Nominated by St. James Settlement

Emman

United Kingdom

Nominated by Debate Mate

Aisha

Bangladesh

Nominated by 
UCEP Bangladesh

Joseph

Ghana

Nominated by 
Challenges Worldwide

Pearl

Botswana

Nominated by 
Youth Business International / Young Africa Botswana

Meet the Speakers at the 2021 Futuremakers Forum

Claire Dixon

Group Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Standard Chartered Bank

Mansa Nettey

CEO, Ghana, Standard Chartered Bank

Jack Zhang

CEO and co-founder, Airwallex

Willice Onyango

Executive Director, The Youth Café

Hanar Al Balooshi

Founder and Managing Partner, Tribepod

Jennifer Kang

Head Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Malaysia, Standard Chartered Bank

Vandana Saxena Poria OBE

Leadership Trainer, Alpha Development

Sizakele Marutlulle

Creative Problem Solver, Marutlulle & Co

Tanuj Kapilashrami

Group Head, Human Resources, Standard Chartered Bank

Lee Welch

Azure Solutions Manager, Microsoft

Edward Stevenette

Education Officer, Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI)

Bill Winters

Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Bank

Olga Arara-Kimani

Global Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, Africa & Middle East, and Internal Communications, Standard Chartered Bank

Marc Davies

Senior Manager, Group Sponsorships and Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, Standard Chartered Bank

Steven Gillespie

Liverpool Football Club International Academy Coach

Tony Jones

Liverpool Football Club Physiotherapist

Damaris Thiong’o

Referee, Kenya Football Federation Female Leagues

Sumeet Singla

Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, UAE, Standard Chartered Bank

Chandrima Das

Global Head, Managed Investments, Standard Chartered Bank and Co-founder, Bento

Ayesha Nasir

Founder, ScaryAmmi

Solape Akinpelu

Founder, Hervest

Carol Ofafa

Founder, E-Safiri

Iman Jamall

Founder, CreditBook

Silvia Muturi

Founder, Ufasiri Halisi

Kinyanjui Kombani,

People Capability Lead, Consumer, Private & Business Banking, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore

O’Brien Kalumba

Director, CEO Office,
Standard Chartered Bank, Germany

Anna-Karin Birnik

Global Head, Group Brand Strategy and Digital, Standard Chartered Bank

Esther Mark

Programme Director Consultant, Debate Mate

Shenaya Jambusarwala

Associate Vice President – Career & Performance Management and Internal Communications Human Resources, The Indian Hotels Company Limited

Alison McFadyen

Group Head, Internal Audit Standard Chartered Bank

Khadija Hashimi

Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, Africa & Middle East, and Country Head, Pakistan, Standard Chartered Bank

Simon Cooper

Chief Executive, Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking and Chief Executive, Europe & Americas, Standard Chartered Bank

Caroline Casey

Founder and Creator, Valuable 500

Anya Stern

Gender Justice Lead, Comic Relief

Adam Hecktman

Director of Field Engagement, Microsoft Philanthropies

Sohasini Sudtharalingam

Associate Director, International Projects Group, BDO UK LLP

Caroline Courtois

Head of EMEA Corporate Citizenship, Credit Suisse

Vandna Ramchandani

Corporate Philanthropy, Bloomberg

Brian Ssebunya

Economic Recovery and Development expert, International Rescue Committee

Joanna Kwasniak

Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Standard Chartered Bank

Haresh Agrawal

Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Standard Chartered Bank

Hemant Oberoi

Former Head Chef at Taj Mumbai, Independent Restauranteur

Natalie Deacon

Executive Director, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Avon, and President, Avon Foundation for Women

Mario Gonzalez Lupercio

Shared Value & Social Innovation, CEMEX

Natasha Kwakwa

Global Head, Community Programmes & Impact, Group Sustainability, Standard Chartered Bank

Shaun McLaughlin

Learning and Development, Challenges Group

Kalyani Subramanyam

COO, NAZ Foundation (India) Trust

Marieta Mtawa

Standard Chartered Foundation (SCF) Trustee and Manager, Internal Audit, Tanzania Standard Chartered Bank

Satish Krishnamurthy

Chief Strategy Officer, TBWA

Gaurav Rajput

Head Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, India and South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank

Allie Rimanic

Yoga and Mindfulness instructor, LVL

Kyembe Kyalusanza

Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Standard Chartered Bank

Carolynne Wheeler

Head of Communications, BBC Media Action

Els Howard-Polman

VP, Enterprise and Institution Research & Innovation, Pearson

Jessica Rolfe-Dix

Managing Director, Debate Mate

Judy Hsu

CEO, Consumer, Private and Business Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

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