POWERS aims to recruit and empower women with a long-term goal of increasing gender diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers.​


In our recent research study to understand gendered interests and careers in STEM, POWERS found that only 55% of women who graduated with a STEM diploma or degree work in STEM. This number is lesser as compared to the 70% of men who had STEM education and pursued a STEM career.

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About POWERS

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POWERS stands for the Promotion of Women in Engineering, Research and Science.

The programme was officially launched by Madam Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore, Prof Subra Suresh, President of NTU, and Assoc Prof Sierin Lim and Kimberly Kline, Co-Chairs of Women at NTU, at the WiEST Symposium on 5 March 2021. POWERS aims to recruit and empower women talents in STEM with a long-term goal of increasing gender diversity in STEM careers. POWERS encourages and empowers women to pursue STEM education and careers.

POWERS is driven by WOMEN@NTU with the support of Singapore's Ministry of Education, and NTU’s College of Engineering, College of Science, and Graduate College.


Join us in STEM

Women have made some of the most remarkable breakthroughs in Science, Technology and Engineering.

Watch the video as they share their aspirations and innovations.

 

Empowering Women in STEM

Women will pursue STEM when they believe they belong and can succeed in STEM. POWERS will empower women by creating a supportive ecosystem through connection, research, education.

Connect

CONNECT 

We want the next generation of women to view themselves as agents of change as they utilise their STEM education to create innovative solutions to make the world a better place.

We connect women to their peers, mentors, and role-models in academia and industry.
  • Symposium to feature female role models
  • Mentorship programme
  • Co-joint programmes with industry partners

RESEARCH

We conduct research to understand STEM gender disparities in Singapore, to inform the development of interventions to change the status quo.

Fewer than half of all women degree students study STEM in Singapore, and even fewer go on to join the STEM workforce. Our research shows that the more women believe that women belong in STEM, the more likely they are to pursue a career in STEM.

  • Full whitepaper will be released soon.
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Educate

EDUCATE  

We work with the STEM community, including academic, industry, and government stakeholders to change mindsets and create opportunities for women to succeed in STEM industries.

Many in society believe that girls are not as suited for STEM careers as compared to boys. We need the collective effort of all Singaporeans to change this perception, and to join us as we dismantle barriers that discourage women from pursuing STEM education and careers.

  • Seminars to educate the community on STEM topics
  • Workshops to develop professional and personal skillsets
  • Community outreach events and activities to engage society

Partner with us

Inspire and Empower Women in STEM

We welcome individuals, universities, non-profit organisations, societies, and corporations as partners.

Join our efforts to ignite new ideas, amplify existing programs, inspire and empower women in STEM. Together, we can ensure that women have access to opportunities at every step of their education and career.

To learn more about POWERS and sponsorship opportunities, contact us at powers@e.ntu.edu.sg. Help POWERS achieve its goal in increasing woman representation in STEM

We thank our sponsors who have supported us through their global and diverse networks, career connections, promotion assistance, and financial contributions.

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