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TomoWork A.B.L.E. Webinar Series

Duration: July – September 2020

At TomoWork, we believe that Abilities, Belonging, Leadership, Empowerment (A.B.L.E) are the key success factors in achieving the goal of an inclusive workplace. We embarked on the TomoWork A.B.L.E. Webinar series at the height of COVID-19, when we were seeking stability in a time of uncertainty. We felt that this was a crucial time to foreground the importance of Diversity & Inclusion by opening up a dialogue on how Persons with Disabilities & Corporates can work in tandem to build inclusive ecosystems.

ABLE Banner in 4 boxes, with texts read as Abilities, Belonging, Leadership, and Empower. Bottom reads Empowering Communities, Leveraging Diversity

Past Events

a screenshot of all attendees in Demo Day, with Toru Shiomitsu (Sumitomo Life Insurance), Samuel Wee (Temasek Polytechnic) and Eric Chua, a Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Social and Family Development

Demo Day 2021

Date: Thursday, 27 May 2021
Time: 1:55 pm – 3:30 pm (GMT +8)

Time flies! The past 11 weeks have presented an immense learning curve for our participants to strengthen their employability through the sponsored learning pathways, personal development workshops & industry insights sessions, while working on real business challenges from our valued corporate sponsors.

Join us at a virtual Demo Day, the last day of the TomoWork Talent Accelerator Programme, to hear from participants on their experience & witness the solutions that they have curated to solve those business challenges!

MOU Signing between Sumitomo Life Insurance and Temasek Polytechnic

Date: Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am (GMT +8)

On 24 March, TomoWork celebrated another milestone – the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Sumitomo Life Insurance, TomoWork’s lead organiser, & Temasek Polytechnic! With the power of technology, we were able to host a hybrid MOU event with signatories in Japan & Singapore, witnessed by our Guest of Honour, Ms Sun Xueling, Minister of State for Education, and Social and Family Development. 

MoU signing between Mr Toru Shiomitsu (Sumitomo Life Insurance) and Mr Peter Lam (Temasek Polytechnic) with Ms Sun Xueling, Minister of State in Education and Social & Family Development
EDM for TomoWork Future of Work webinar on 25 February, from 10 am to 11:30 am over Zoom.

Accessibility: Live notetaking and sign language interpretation will be provided

A.B.L.E. Webinar : The Inclusive Future of Work

Date: Thursday, 25 Feb 2021
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am (GMT +8)

COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way that we work, giving rise to more digital job opportunities and growing acceptance to remote working. However, it raises some important questions: How can we harness these gains to make the workforce more inclusive? What changes will we see in the demand for digital skills? What more can we do?

In this event, we will hear a variety of perspectives on the inclusive future of work from our panellists:

  • Mr Lim Wei Wah from Microsoft, who is responsible for Microsoft’s key site infrastructure & cloud initiative across Asia 
  • Mr Peter Liem, a deaf professional & proven trailblazer with international working experience in FinTech & RegTech
  • Mr Samuel Wee, an educator passionate in supporting students with special needs, driving student support & career services at Temasek Polytechnic

The conversation will be moderated by Ms Jiezhen Wu, a consultant & coach at The Possibilities Playbook.

TomoWork's Talent Accelerator Programme Information Session

Date: Thursday, 28 Jan 2021
Time: 12:00 pm – 01:00 pm (GMT +8)

Register for this information session to hear more about the TomoWork’s Talent Accelerator Programme experience. You will also be able to meet the Programme Director, who can answer any questions that you have!

By signing up for the information session, you also consent to the organiser’s obtaining and retaining the information provided. You also consent for the organiser to take any photographs during the session and using them for the purpose of the Talent Accelerator Programme.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact hello@hideandseek.work

EDM for TomoWork's Talent Accelerator Programme Information Session on 28 January, from 12.00 pm - 01.00 pm over Zoom.

Accessibility: Live notes using Otter.AI will be provided

Yay! It's Monday with TomoWork!

Date: Monday, 11 May 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am


Yay It’s Monday with TomoWork is our first virtual engagement activity, designed specially for our members & partners.During the Circuit Breaker period, we saw an opportunity to help our community build new habits that benefit the future of work & strengthen personal resilience.

We hosted 20 players with & without disabilities over a week to complete a series of tasks focused on personal & professional development, inclusive entertainment & wellness.

Demo Day 2020

Date: Thursday, 12 March 2020
Time: 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm


At TomoWork Demo Day, we look forward to sharing what we have learned helps organisations to drive high performance with their PWD talents & showcase some of the projects that the TomoWork members have been working on during the duration of their Talent Accelerator Programme.

Group photo of TomoWork Talents Phase 2
People are getting sake & food at the party

Wonder of Japan Party

Date: Monday, 20 September 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy curated food & drinks from Japan, hosted by DBIC & our Japanese crew to conclude the first phase of TomoWork!

Hiring & Retaining PWD Talents

Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

At this exciting panel discussion, employers & PWDs will share practical insights on inclusive employment and managing talents with disabilities.

Panellists:

  • Adrian Yap, Assistant Manager, Data & Analytics Practice, PwC Singapore / Co-Founder, Singapore Professionals with Disabilities Network
  • Chong Hui Lin, University Talent Sourcer (Southeast Asia, Korea & New Markets), Microsoft
  • Daniel Teh, Founder, Pope Jai Thai
  • Winnie Lewis, Manager, Employer Consultancy, SG Enable

Facilitated by Jocelyn Lam, HR Leader, Global Functions Asia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson

Photos of panellists and big audience with poster & live notetaking on the back

Creating an Effective Workplace Environment for PWDs

Date: Friday, 13 September 2019
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

At our first panel discussion event, hear from leaders in business, inclusive employment & organisational inclusion on creating an effective workplace environment for persons with disabilities.

Panellists: 

  • Elena Chipalova, Regional HR Modernization and D&I Head, Asia Pacific, BP
  • Samuele Martelli, Creative Director, Business Community Development, CapitaLand
  • Patricia Goh, Senior Employment Support Specialist, SPD
  • Nadi Chan, Co-Founder, Foreword Coffee

Facilitated by Jonathan Carl Wong, Community & Eco-system Developer, Bridge+

Launch of TomoWork Singapore

Date: Monday, 9 September 2019
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

To launch TomoWork Singapore, we have Alfie Othman, CEO of raiSE Singapore, to deliver the keynote address. Join us to network with PWDs, employers, special guests from Japan & key stakeholders fostering inclusive employment in Singapore.

TomoWork is an initiative built on empowering Persons with Disabilities in the workplace by encouraging companies to embrace diversity & promote inclusive employment. Led by Sumitomo Life Insurance, a leading Japanese insurer, in collaboration with Hide & Seek, a local social enterprise & member of raiSE.

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