AIG supports underprivileged women’s back-to-work journeys

Firm partners with non-profit for fundraising bake-off and public speaking workshop

AIG supports underprivileged women’s back-to-work journeys

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

AIG Asia-Pacific has partnered with Singapore-based charity Daughters of Tomorrow (DOT) to support underprivileged women through sponsoring a baking session and public speaking workshop.

On April 16, 10 beneficiaries from DOT, as well as their children, were joined by AIG employees at the CulinaryOn studio, where they baked and packed over 1,500 cookies. The cookies will be sold to employees at AIG’s office, with the proceeds benefiting DOT. The beneficiaries also received training on how to speak with confidence, as well as practiced delivering creative pitches with the entire group.

The activity was part of AIG’s ‘Volunteer Time Off’ programme, where the insurer’s employees take time off work to contribute to local community causes.

During the activity, Sachin N. Shah, chief executive of AIG General Insurance Asia-Pacific, shared his personal story on the importance of projecting confidence and speaking persuasively with the beneficiaries.

“AIG celebrates global volunteer month every April and with this being our centennial year, it’s a time to do good for our community and honour our long-standing commitment to volunteering and giving back,” Shah said regarding the activity.

Also present was Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., at the US Embassy in Singapore, who shared her personal story with the goal of building confidence.

“There’s so much power in almost every woman I’ve met. Every woman gets up and does the best she can, and often betters the world along the way,” she said. “Grab every opportunity that you can because experience helps you grow your confidence.”

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