Expand Your Definition Of Diversity

Tan Hooi Ling

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"Expand your definition of diversity beyond gender and nationalities. Look for people with different leadership styles. No one is perfect, and as with jigsaw puzzles, you often need many different-shaped and -colored pieces to make the picture whole."

Tan Hooi Ling is a Malaysian entrepreneur, and the co-founder & COO of Southeast Asia’s 1st decacorn - Grab. At Grab, there are employees of over 40 nationalities, different ages, different cultures, backgrounds, experiences, who have worked at various organisations and worldwide in the past.

Nikol Chen (she/her)

Digital Content Manager, Laidlaw Foundation

Hello! I have been with the Laidlaw Foundation for over 2 years, helping us strengthen the global Laidlaw community and expand our programmes to break the cycle of poverty, reduce inequality, and develop a new generation of leaders.

I am originally from Kazakhstan and I studied Human Sciences at UCL. I am a fan of all things human- and design-related, as well as an avid swimmer, obsessive podcast listener, documentary enthusiast, and film photography fan.

Drop me a line if you'd like to chat! 💬👀