13 November 2021
Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has said that there remains a gender gap in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) fields.
Singapore must make a concerted effort to empower women to pursue careers in these fields, he said.
Mr Heng also said that fewer women who graduate with Stem qualifications pursue a career in a related field, compared to the proportion of men.
Singapore has been doing more to encourage women to join these fields, including creating a supportive environment for female industry leaders in Stem, and introducing new bursaries that support women in these fields.