For this Festival, we have put together carefully curated panels on topics of interest in STEM; we bring you high profile speakers and thought leaders to talk and share their vision for the future, and the important role women have to play in their fields.
Come and take a peek into the cutting-edge innovations being pioneered in the various STEM fields, and the future of work in STEM.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from the thought leaders and industry gurus themselves! Here’s a bonus: You can also gain insights on how to leverage social media for career growth and networking!
4:30PM | FIRESIDE W GOH
STEMpowering the next gen of female leaders
In this exclusive fireside chat, our Guest-of-Honor, Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Communications and Information, will discuss with Haslinda Amin, Chief International Correspondent, SE Asia and Anchor for Bloomberg Television, how women can lead and participate actively in the science and tech industry.
Chief International Correspondent
Mrs Josephine Teo
Minister for Communications and Information
10:00AM | PANEL 01
A Future Powered by STEM
There is no doubt that STEM is important to solve the world’s most pressing problems, from cancer research to climate change. Are you curious to know what innovations are being pioneered in these fields today, and what kind of careers can you expect to get into tomorrow?
Subject matter experts from Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology get together to share their thoughts on these, and more. They will also talk about the increasing importance of sustainability focused innovation in their fields, and most importantly, the need for more girls to be part of these exciting times in the future of STEM.
Come and find out from thought leaders what tomorrow’s talent can look forward to in these important sectors.
Dr. Leah Vardy
Covering Executive Director
A*STAR Skin Research Labs
Dr. Sierin Lim
Associate Professor, Bioengineering
Head of Customer Experience, Devices and Services
Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
American Chamber of Commerce
11:00AM | PANEL 02
Nurturing a love for STEM in Girls
Research has shown that some girls rule themselves out of STEM careers very early on in their academic life because there is no creativity in STEM, while some others feel a lack of encouragement and support for them to pursue these fields.
Hence there is an urgent need to
Bust some common myths about STEM
Reposition STEM as STEAM, with the increasing intersectionality of Arts/creativity in STEM
Foster a love for STEM and empower girls with the self-belief to excel in them..
Come and hear from experts in academia and industry share their views and ideas on this; you will also be able to hear from a dad who has successfully fostered this love of STEM in his daughters!
Prof Ong Soh Khim
Associate Professor, Manufacturing
Prof Lim Sun Sun
Professor, Communication and Technology
Senior Technical Specialist
12:00PM | PANEL 03
A STEM education gives you the tools that can help you do well in other fields too. With better problem solving and analytical skills it equips you with the necessary tools to navigate the various challenges posed by today’s fast-paced world.
Don’t just take our word for it - come and hear about how STEM has empowered and enriched these young women; in this panel, moderated by a high profile UWS Board member who is an inspiring role model herself, you will hear from girls as they share their experiences, adventures and opportunities in the world of STEM, from being part of innovative solutions to receiving learning, mentorship and networking opportunities with industry experts in pioneering STEM fields!
Lim Meow Kiang
ITE College East
Lee Zi Qi Karin
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
United Women Singapore
1:30PM | TALK 04
LinkedIn 101: How to build your network and advance your career on LinkedIn
No one needs an introduction to LinkedIn, but here are some statistics to boggle your mind:
49 million people use LinkedIn to search for jobs each week
6 people are hired through LinkedIn every minute
There are 77 job applications submitted every second on LinkedIn
So how many of us are actually leveraging this platform well to stand out against others, and how do we gain an edge over competition?
Let a professional from LinkedIn guide you through this, including burning topics like ‘Life after IHL: what’s next?’!
Head of Public Policy and Economic Graph, Southeast Asia
2:30PM | PANEL 05
A Future Powered by HybridTech
We know that technology has disrupted industries, revolutionised society, and changed the way we live.
Hybrid Tech is the marriage of technology with other fields; these relatively new yet exciting fields are fast gaining more and more importance in the world. We introduce you to a few emerging hybrid tech areas in this panel.
Come and hear from experienced industry professionals in Agritech, Fintech and Medtech as they introduce their fields, discuss the important innovations in these sectors through the lens of sustainability, and give tips on how young women can leverage the emerging opportunities in these fields by equipping themselves with the right qualifications and skillsets for the coming years!
Director of Marketing & Commercial Excellence
Senior Partnerships Leader APAC
United Women Singapore
3:30PM | FIRESIDE 06
Skills for Tomorrow’s Careers
Have you ever wondered about the future-proof skills needed in today’s students to thrive in tomorrow’s competitive job market?
Hear from Chief Skills Officer of SkillsFuture SG and a top Human Resources veteran from the corporate space discuss the transferable skills needed in tomorrow’s talent and how to foster resilience in them to thrive in a disruptive world.
Dr. Gog Soon Joo
Chief Skills Officer