unpacked their understanding of masculinity
United Women Singapore is a local non-profit organisation that advances women’s empowerment and gender equality. The organisation works towards narrowing the gender equality gap through education and raising awareness and advocacy on issues of anti-violence and women’s empowerment, with the support of partners from the public and private sectors.
We encourage girls to take up STEM subjects in their higher education and careers
We advocate for workplace policies that protect the rights of victims of domestic violence
We empower boys to be individuals who will model strength without violence
We prepare young women for careers in Fintech
We recently sat down with Candy and Constanz, 2 students from the UWS STEM First FinTech programme, and had a chat with them about what first got them interested in the programme, what they’ve learnt, and what advice they would like to give to other like-minded FinTech enthusiasts.
Being an ally is a continuous process of reflection, self-awareness and self-accountability. We must acknowledge and, more importantly, have conversations about the harmful effects of discrimination and biases we have about each gender.
By connecting these mentors with budding STEM enthusiasts, we hope that more girls will feel inspired to explore alternative career paths. Mentors and Mentee shares about what they learnt from the Girls2Pioneers STEM Mentorship Programme.