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More women needed for STEM jobs

A combination of factors deters women from joining the sector - and the biggest culprit would be stereotypes: Dell official

"As one of the only Asian cities that came in the top 10 in our 2017 Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) Index, Singapore is well primed to cultivate and grow its female entrepreneur base . . ." - Sophie Guerin, head of diversity and inclusion for Asia-Pacific, Japan and Greater China, Dell Technologies.

"While a career in IT has never been more attractive, the gender disparity within the sector continues. More needs to be done to boost the number of women in technology as they can help alleviate the current IT talent shortage." - Fen Teo, associate director of Robert Half Singapore.


HAN WEN, a 32-year-old science graduate, did not pursue a career in her field of study.

Instead, after a few years of being in the education line, she is now a programme executive in a non-profit organisation.

When asked about her decision, Ms Han replied: "I...

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