SG Women in Tech Rallies Community And Industry For Singapore’s Inaugural 100 Women in Tech List
SINGAPORE – 30 March 2020: Capping off International Women’s Day activities in March, the Singapore Computer Society (SCS), in partnership with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Mediacorp announced that it welcomes nominations for the inaugural Singapore 100 Women In Tech (or SG 100 Women In Tech) list. This is part of the SG Women in Tech (SGWIT) initiative, which brings together industry, government and community partners to attract and develop more girls and women for the growing tech sector in Singapore.
The SG 100 Women In Tech list will feature the diversity of roles and highlight female role models in the infocomm technology industry. It aims to celebrate women who have made significant contributions to tech in Singapore over the past year, by uncovering their stories of how they have made a difference in tech. The women nominated could be the coder who is famed for her coding skills, the AI specialist who has developed new algorithms for healthcare, the entrepreneur who has scaled her start up, the influential business leader who has grown her business and mentored others, or the community leader who has inspired girls and women to love tech. It is hoped that through the SG 100 Women In Tech list, more young girls will discover their interest and passion in science, technology, engineering and math.
The Call For Nominations opens from 30 March 2020 to 30 April 2020. Individuals and corporations can go to https://go.gov.sg/100sgwomenintech to submit their nominations. Contributions and achievements of nominees should be inspiring, influential and impactful, and they should demonstrate qualities such as leadership, tech expertise and community advocacy. Nominations should also include a short description or definition of nominees’ area of tech specialisation.
The List will be selected by a committee comprising both men and women from academia, industry and business leaders. It will be chaired by Lim Swee Cheang, Senior Advisor and former CEO of the Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore.
JOINTLY ISSUED BY SG WOMEN IN TECH (SGWIT), THE SINGAPORE COMPUTER SOCIETY (SCS), THE INFO-COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND MEDIACORP
About SG Women In Tech (SGWIT)
An initiative by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) in partnership with the tech industry and community, SG Women In Tech aims to attract and develop girls and women for the exciting and dynamic infocomm tech sector in Singapore. SGWIT believes in the value of a diverse workforce, the importance of role models for inspiring interest in tech, and partnerships for a supportive ecosystem for women in tech. For more information, visit:
About Singapore Computer Society (SCS)
The Singapore Computer Society (SCS) is the leading professional society for infocomm and digital media professionals in Singapore with over 41,000 members. Established in 1967, the society serves as a key platform for professionals to network with established practitioners, advance their careers, and sharpen their skills and knowledge in order to stay ahead of the latest trends and best practices in the infocomm and digital media industries. Today, SCS continues to serve as the face and voice of the ICT community and leverages on its powerful network of infocomm professionals to lead a smart nation.
For more information, please visit SCS website at http://www.scs.org.sg
About the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) leads Singapore’s digital transformation with infocomm media. To do this, IMDA will develop a dynamic digital economy and a cohesive digital society, driven by an exceptional infocomm media (ICM) ecosystem – by developing talent, strengthening business capabilities, and enhancing Singapore's ICM infrastructure. IMDA also regulates the telecommunications and media sectors to safeguard consumer interests while fostering a pro-business environment, and enhances Singapore’s data protection regime through the Personal Data Protection Commission.
For more news and information, visit www.imda.gov.sg or follow IMDA on Facebook IMDAsg and Twitter @IMDAsg.
Mediacorp is Singapore’s largest content creator and national media network, operating six TV channels, 11 radio stations and multiple digital platforms including CNA, Singapore's most used news app, and meWATCH, its digital video platform. Its mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.
Mediacorp pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with radio broadcast in 1936 and television broadcast in 1963. Today, it reaches 98% of Singaporeans in four languages weekly and has a growing Asian audience base through CNA as well as entertainment content that is distributed across markets in the region.
The Mediacorp Partner Network brings Mediacorp together with industry-leading brands like ESPN, Edipresse Media, 99.co and VICE to deliver rich content for consumers and effective solutions for advertisers.
Mediacorp is the recipient of industry accolades including New York Festivals, World Media Festivals, PromaxBDA (World and Asia) and Asian Academy Creative Awards. For more information, please visit Mediacorp.sg.
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Singapore Computer Society
Seah Mee Ling
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Dawn Chan, Assistant Manager, Communications & Marketing
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Mark Tan, Communications Specialist