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Monthly Lunchtime Panel Discussions:  Self-Conscious about Self-Promotion? Get over it!

June 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

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Who can attend

  • Open Event/Community – Open to all members and non-members of The Koa Club for free

Presented by

A panel featuring:

  • Julie Sutanto, Director of Schools for Anglo Singapore International School in Thailand, held positions as President of Singapore Club in Thailand, and was previously a full time actress with Singapore Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Nethra Murali, Manager – Global Strategic Pricing & Commercialization.

Location/ Date & Time

Online via Zoom only:

*****Zoom link will be sent out to registered participants in their RSVP email*****

Date:  Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Time: 12pm – 1:00 pmPT/2pm-3pmCT/3pm-4pmET


Does the idea of self-promotion make you cringe? In the “The Gender Gap in Self-Promotion” study conducted by researchers from Wharton and Harvard, they found that women systematically rate themselves lower than men do when it comes to self-promotion, even when their work is objectively better. In fact, many women prefer to downplay their accomplishments instead of promoting them.  Other research on women and careers found that women are more likely to believe that hard work alone is the to key to getting the top while minimizing the importance of being visible and getting known to their organization for their capability to lead.

Underselling your accomplishments can sabotage your career – it is not uncommon to hear stories of women being bypassed on well-deserved promotions because senior leadership may only know that they are good hard workers but have no knowledge or confidence of their capability to manage higher-level roles.  Or stories of how a woman may have lost a job opportunity to another person because she could not effectively advocate her talents and abilities during the interview process.

Promoting your achievements does not have to be a gut cringing exercise – it can be done in an authentic and heartfelt way, highlighting of what you’ve truly accomplished, without looking or feeling like you are brashly bragging about your abilities and being blindly ego-centric and arrogant.  Talking about your accomplishments also do not have to be entirely self-serving and can oftentimes, be truly inspiring and a way to motivate others.

Our panelists today will share stories of how they overcame their anxieties around self- promotion, removing their inner critic that casts any doubt on their ability to self-promote. They will share their invaluable insights and techniques on how women can engage in advocating for their own accomplishments, so all their hard work will not go un-noticed and that they get the promotion or the job they deserve.


Julie Sutanto, Director of Schools for Anglo Singapore International School in Thailand, held positions as President of Singapore Club in Thailand, and was previously a full time actress with Singapore Broadcasting Corporation. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business and Master’s in Business Administration, majoring in International Business, from the United States. She enjoys travelling, is a foodie and loves spending time with her four daughters, each of whom is a high achieving woman of their own.

Profile photo of Nethra Murali

Nethra Murali, Manager – Global Strategic Pricing & Commercialization, has almost a decade of experience spanning across Pricing, Finance, and Marketing from Fortune 500 companies like SAP and Boeing, to smaller market research consultancy organizations. She holds a Bachelor’s in Accounting, Master’s in Management, and a CPA from the United Kingdom. She is currently a Pricing & Commercialization Manager at SAP focusing on the Concur product suite. She influences Concur’s pricing & offer strategy, go-to-market, and monetization at a global scale. She also coaches her team on Pricing and Promotions best-practices. Nethra is from Singapore but has cross-cultural experience of studying and working in Europe, Asia, and the USA. Apart from work, she support’s SAP’s Diversity & Inclusion goals and is the Co-Founder and President of Pan-Asians@SAP employee resource group. She spearheads about 14 volunteer leaders within SAP and has influenced the growth from a few members to 1,200+ members in under a year. She loves traveling during the pre-COVID era and has visited 40 countries till date (as of 2021). She is currently an amateur yogini and loves to explore hiking trails in the Pacific Northwest region

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nethram/ 

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June 30, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Event Categories:


Online Only
Via Zoom link provided United States