STEMPowering Girls: Creating a more gender-equal workforce

We presented the findings of our latest STEM research and a panel discussion on April 28!

The webinar, titled ‘STEMPowering Girls: Creating a more gender-equal workforce’ saw the release of the findings of the latest research study by United Women Singapore and IPSOS, with support from Corteva. It will give insights into the perceptions of girls and the barriers they face in choosing STEM pathways and careers. 

The virtual event featured an eminent panel, comprising leaders from the industry and academia, and a discussion on the results of the survey and the related issues. 

About the Panelists

Professor Sierin Lim
Sierin Lim is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). She is currently serving as the Associate Dean (Global Partnerships) at the NTU Graduate College and the co-Deputy Executive Director of the NTU Institute for Health Technologies. Her Bioengineered and Applied Nanomaterials Laboratory (BeANs Lab) focuses on the design and engineering of hybrid nano/microscale devices from biological parts by utilizing protein engineering as a tool for applications in health, cosmetics, food, and the environment. She founded the Biomedical Engineering Society (Singapore) Student Chapter in 2009 and Women@NTU in 2018. In 2013 she received the L’Oréal-UNESCO Singapore for Women in Science National Fellowships and in 2020 the Inaugural Singapore 100 Women in Tech. She’s a STEM Ambassador for the Girls2Pioneers programme of United Women Singapore.

Elizabeth Hernandez
Elizabeth Hernandez leads Corteva Agriscience’s external engagement strategy in Asia Pacific. She advances the company’s brand and reputation, develops strategic relationships with governments and other stakeholders across the food and agriculture ecosystem, and manages Corteva’s sustainability initiatives in Asia Pacific. Elizabeth has over 25 years of experience in Asia, mostly with multinationals, including GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, Facebook and DuPont (now Corteva Agriscience). She is also an accomplished tech entrepreneur, who helped pioneer broadband connectivity for travelers in Asia. A recognized thought leader, Elizabeth speaks frequently on sustainability, women empowerment and creating shared value.

Georgette Tan
Georgette Tan is President of United Women Singapore (UWS), a non-profit organisation advocating gender equality, women’s empowerment and focused on building the pipeline of future female leaders. She is on the board of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) and is Chair of BoardAgender, an initiative of SCWO focused on increasing the number of women on boards and senior management positions. Georgette serves on the Taskforce on Family Violence which is co-chaired by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

View the press release here

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