- MentorConnect programme helps women in tech
- Singapore’s tech scene boasts 41% women professionals
- Encouraging inclusivity and diversity in tech
“Speech by Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Communications and Information, at the 2023 Edition of Dell’s MentorConnect Programme launch on 31 March 2023.” – in simple terms.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, let me tell you a story about a particular group of people in Singapore.
This group is growing and making a big impact.
They are the Women in Tech.
Today, we will learn about their exciting journey and how they are changing the world of technology.
MentorConnect: A Helping Hand for Women in Tech
MentorConnect is a unique programme that helps women professionals in the technology sector.
It began in 2019, and since then, the number of participating companies has doubled.
The programme has helped more than 270 women professionals.
Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Communications and Information, said, “The stretch in our perspectives and thinking can only happen when you reach beyond the usual circle that you operate in.”
This programme is like a helping hand, guiding women on their tech journey and giving them the confidence they need to succeed.
Singapore’s Tech Scene: A Place for Women to Shine
Singapore is doing very well when it comes to women in technology.
41% of tech professionals in Singapore are women!
This is way above the global average of 28%. So, girls and women in Singapore, be proud and know that there are many opportunities for you to shine in the tech world.
Creating a Supportive Environment for Women in Tech
Many companies and people in Singapore are working together to make the tech industry a better place for women.
Some companies have joined the “SG Women in Tech Corporate Pledge.”
They promise to help women in tech grow and learn.
The Government is also doing its part by partnering with industry and educational institutions to encourage diversity and inclusivity.
Actionable and Practical Takeaways
- Join or support programmes like MentorConnect to help women in tech grow
- Encourage companies to participate in the “SG Women in Tech Corporate Pledge.”
- Celebrate and recognise inspiring female tech leaders
As we can see, Singapore’s Women in Tech movement is growing and becoming stronger every day.
With the help of programmes like MentorConnect and the support of companies and the Government, more and more women will find their place in the tech world.
So, let’s cheer on these amazing women as they break barriers and create a brighter future for everyone in Singapore.
How can you support or celebrate the women in tech around you?