Women's Forum  Singapore 2024


Georgette Tan

United Women Singapore



Georgette Tan is President of United Women Singapore, an NGO advocating for gender equality, women’s empowerment and focused on building the pipeline of future female leaders. Prior to this role, she was Senior Vice President of Communications, heading up communications and CSR at MasterCard Asia Pacific. Her career includes heading communications roles in both private and public sectors in Singapore and Hong Kong including at CNBC Asia, Dow Jones Asia, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Singapore Tourism Board and Sentosa Development Corporation. She is currently the chair of BoardAgender, an initiative of the Singapore Council of Women Organisations, focused on increasing the number of women on boards, and is on the Taskforce on Family Violence jointly led by the Ministry of Social and Family Development and the Ministry of Home Affairs. Georgette also advises female entrepreneurs of start-up ventures and social enterprises in the region.

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Jun 20, 2024
10:10 AM10:50 AM

Diversifying pathways into STEM and fostering tomorrow’s innovators

Georgette TanUnited Women SingaporePresident
STEM education plays a crucial role in promoting economic and social development. As demand for STEM professionals vastly outstrips supply, the need for more inclusive pathways into these fields is evident. What are the necessary conditions for inclusive STEM education? How can we encourage girls into these pathways and support their long-term commitment to the field?