18 female students honoured as part of Singapore’s Women in Tech

Technology may be a predominantly male-dominated industry, but there are a multitude of intelligent and capable women who shine in it too.

Shannon Kuan

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Published: 18 October 2021, 11:53 AM

In celebration of female talent in the technological sector, 18 female students from schools and institutions in Singapore were recognised for their passion and interest in technology as a part of the all-new “Girls in Tech” category alongside the 2021 Singapore 100 Women in Tech (SG100WIT) List.

Organised by the Singapore Computer Society (SCS) and in partnership with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), this was a part of the Singapore Women in Tech (SGWIT) movement to bring the industry, government and community together to develop and reaffirm the importance of female talent in Singapore’s rising tech sector

The list was announced by Mrs Josephine Teo, Singapore’s Minister of Communications & Information and Patron of the SGWIT, at the 2021 Tech3 Forum on Friday (Oct 15).

Local schools and institutions had nominated female students 13 years old and above who were exemplary role models to their classmates and showed a strong passion and interest in technology.

The list of 18 chosen female student honourees in tech include:

  1. Arora Srishti, Nanyang Technological University
  2. Boo Rui Yan, Chanz, Raffles Girls’ School
  3. Chen Zixian, Methodist Girls’ School
  4. Heng Wei En, Christy Ann, Admiralty Secondary School
  5. Jiang Tongyu, Raffles Girls’ School
  6. Kulkarni Mrunal Makarand, Temasek Secondary School
  7. Lew Ellie, Nanyang Technological University
  8. Lim, Yun Shi, Krystal, Temasek Polytechnic
  9. Low Desiree, Singapore Management University
  10. Malani Surabhi, Nanyang Technological University
  11. Ng Ren Yu, Methodist Girls’ School
  12. Paul Mahasweta, Nanyang Technological University
  13. Peh Yu Yun, Nanyang Technological University
  14. Ramjoo Inshirah, Singapore Polytechnic
  15. Senthil Kumar Kirthika, National University of Singapore
  16. Tan Si Yu, Sarah, Raffles Girls’ School
  17. Tong Yu Hng, Sharlene, Admiralty Secondary School
  18. Wee Qihui Glenda, Duke-NUS Medical School

In support of 2021 being dedicated as the “Year of Celebrating SG Women”, the SG100WIT Committee selected these 18 girls as well as 100 women in recognition of their technological skills and achievements.

The SG100WIT List is an initiative that recognises and celebrates women in Singapore who have made significant contributions to the tech industry, and been an inspiration to many.

“Every one of these women and girls has a unique story that will inspire and motivate us to do the seemingly impossible. They are role models who have achieved much in Singapore’s ever-evolving and dynamic tech sector, and reaffirm the diversity of opportunities and roles for our girls and women,” said Dr Chong Yoke Sin, President of Singapore Computer Society.

Chief Executive of IMDA, Mr Lew Chuen Hong, stated that he hoped this would continue to inspire a strong pool of women and girls, to pursue opportunities in the vibrant tech sector, and achieve their potential.

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