Promotion of Women in Engineering, Research and Science (POWERS)


Empowering Women To Change The World with STEM

The POWERS 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 held on 5 March 2021.

Supported by Singapore's Ministry of Education and NTU’s College of Engineering, College of Science, Graduate College and WOMEN@NTU, POWERS will recruit and empower women with a long-term goal of increasing gender diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers.

At POWERS, we believe women will pursue STEM when they believe they belong and can succeed in STEM. We aim to break barriers of women in STEM, and empower them to pursue STEM education and careers by creating a supportive ecosystem through connection, research and education.

About Us

Events & Activities

What We Do


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

We connect women to their peers, mentors, and role models in academia and industry.

  • Symposium to celebrate the work of amazing female role models
  • Workshops to help women develop professional and personal skillsets
  • Joint programmes with industry partners to connect students to professionals


We conduct research to understand gender parities in Singapore and explore areas of intervention developments to change the status quo in STEM.

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.



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.

We need the collective effort of all Singaporeans to join us in dismantling barriers that discourage women from pursuing STEM education and careers.

  • Seminars to educate the community on STEM topics
  • Community outreach events and activities to engage society
  • Mentoring programme for female students in STEM

Research - Closing the Gender Gap in STEM

Narrowing the gender gap in STEM can contribute significantly to the development of Singapore’s innovation capabilities and the country’s economy. However, few studies have been conducted in Singapore to understand gendered interests and careers in STEM. 

In our recent research study, we explored (1) the career pathway of STEM graduates in Singapore; (2) the gender differences in preferred career activities; (3) beliefs about women in STEM (4) the gender differences in STEM self-efficacy (confidence in science and math abilities, to understand gendered interests and careers in STEM).

POWERS found that only 58% of women who graduated with a STEM diploma or degree work in STEM. This number is lesser compared to the 70% of men who had STEM education and pursued a STEM career.

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STEM Holds Tremendous Possibilities

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

The possibilities are limitless to what a woman can do and what a career in STEM has to offer.

Watch the video and be inspired by the amazing discoveries and innovations of the leading female innovators.

Join Us to Propel Women in STEM

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

Collaborate with us to ignite new ideas, propel young minds, allow them to dream big with endless opportunities, and increase women representation in STEM. Together, we can support women's advancements and opportunities at every step of their education and careers.

To learn more about POWERS and sponsorship opportunities, contact us at [email protected].

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

Contact Us

POWERS is located at Graduate College Office:

61 Nanyang Drive, Academic Block North, ABN-01b-11, Singapore 637335

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For enquiries, please write to us at [email protected]