Semiconductor Women’s Forum 2024

SEMICONDUCTOR WOMEN'S FORUM 2024

26 March 2023

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Event Overview

#InspireInclusion

Date: 26 March 2024, Tuesday

Time: 9am – 3pm 

Venue: Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039797

About

The SSIA Women's Forum is dedicated to building a vibrant platform for sharing insights, inspiring, and empowering professionals across various backgrounds. Coinciding with International Women's Day 2024, it highlights the Singapore semiconductor industry's progress in embracing diversity, inclusivity, and empowerment.

Key Focuses

We aim to honour the impactful contributions of women in the dynamic semiconductor sector, focusing on job redesign and upskilling to accommodate the wave of mid-career professionals. By recognizing their unique needs and valuing their distinct contributions, we strive to cultivate a flexible and proficient workforce ready to navigate the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities presented by swift technological progress in the industry.

Why Attend?

We're dedicated to creating a space where individuals, at any career level or background, can excel, make meaningful contributions, and prosper in the rapidly advancing semiconductor arena. Join us in shaping the future of the semiconductor industry. Dive into a world of opportunity, learning, and growth. Become part of our journey today—empower, connect, and thrive with SSIA.

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What to Expect

Conference

Delve into the latest semiconductor trends with insights from industry thought leaders, complemented by technology sharing presentations designed to spark innovative thinking.

Networking

Engage in valuable conversations and build connections during our onsite networking sessions, thoughtfully interspersed throughout the day to maximize interaction among participants.

Other Activities

Participate in calls for innovation and gain deeper industry insights through our much anticipated beer-and-networking post-event sessions, and interact with people from our

Agenda

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Registration for On-site Guests

 

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
Arrival of Guest of Honor (GOH) / Guests to be seated

 

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM
Opening Address by Ms. Jennifer Teong, Chairman, Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association

 

9:10 AM – 9:35 AM
Keynote Speech by Guest-of-Honour, Minister of State Gan Siow Huang, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Manpower

 

9:35 AM – 9:40 AM
#InspireInclusion Pledge Montage

 

9:40 AM – 10:30 AM
Panel Discussion: “Agile Career Movement”

Moderator: Dr. Flocy Joseph, Senior Deputy Director, Head of Commercial, Executive Development, SMU
Panelists:

  • Ms. Yeo Wan Ling, Assistant Secretary-General, Director, NTUC U SME and U Women & Family, National Trades Union Congress
  • Mr. Anderson Ee, Director, Manufacturing & Connectivity Division (MCD), Workforce Singapore, Enterprise Development Group
  • Mr. Foo Kuo Yang, Senior Director, Singapore Business and Operations Human Resources, Regional Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility Asia Pacific region, STMicroelectronics
  • Ms. Jocelyn Teo, Director for Program Management, AMD
  • Ms. Yvonne Tan, Chemist, Applied Materials

 

10:30 AM – 10:55 AM
Morning Tea Break

 

10:55 AM – 11:20 AM
Talk: “Bridging Sectors, Embracing Diversity: The Strategic Approach to Dynamic Career Transitions”
Speaker: Ms. Yeo Wan Ling, Assistant Secretary-General, Director, NTUC U SME and U Women & Family, National Trades Union Congress

 

11:20 AM – 11:45 AM
Talk: “Navigating Career Transitions: Insights for Mid-Career Professionals”
Speaker: Mr. Foo Kuo Yang, Senior Director, Singapore Business and Operations Human Resources, Regional Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility Asia Pacific region, STMicroelectronics

 

11:45 AM – 12:10 PM
Talk: “Shaping the Future: The Rising Influence of Female Researchers in Semiconductor Innovation”
Speaker: Ms. Karen Chong, Deputy Executive Director, Institute of Microelectronics (IME), A*Star

 

12:10 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch Break

 

1:30 PM – 1:55 PM
Talk: “Diversity and Inclusivity: Beyond Gender”
Speaker: Ms. Jocelyn Teo, Director for Program Management, AMD

 

1:55 PM – 2:20 PM
Talk: “Empowering Women in Semiconductor: Strategies for Inclusion”
Speaker: Ms. Clare Yong, Director of Equipment Global Supply Management, GlobalFoundries

2:20 PM – 2:30 PM
Bio-break

2:30 PM – 2:55 PM
Talk: “Future Trends in Semiconductor and Opportunities for Women”
Speaker: Ms. Adeline Tay, Sr Director, Smart Manufacturing and Artificial Intelligence, Micron

 

2:55 PM – 3:20 PM
Talk: “Empowering the Next Generation: Insights from the Semiconductor Active Youth Ambassador Program”
Speaker: Mr. Zhao Yuan Kun, SAY Ambassador

 

3:20 PM – 5:00 PM
Afternoon Tea Break and Networking – End of Event

How Semiconductor Women's Forum 2024 went...

The Semiconductor Women’s Forum 2024, themed “Inspire Inclusion,” focused on enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the semiconductor industry. This event, the largest DEI forum to date, underscored the importance of agile career moves to create a dynamic and inclusive professional environment. The forum aimed to celebrate and actively promote the integration of diverse talents and continuous upskilling to foster innovation and adaptability. Through a collective call to action, participants were encouraged to “Inspire Inclusion” in their daily practices and share their DEI experiences, thus sustaining momentum and inspiring further diversity across the industry. 

Your questions answered

Frequently Asked Questions

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Past industry events have welcomed up to 250 esteemed guests, comprising a diverse group of professionals and leaders from various sectors of the semiconductor industry. The attendees typically include:

  • Industry Leaders from both multinational corporations (MNCs) and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), representing the highest levels of expertise and influence within the sector.
  • Senior Management and Decision Makers, who are pivotal in steering their companies’ strategic directions.
  • Department and Procurement Leads, key figures in their respective areas, focusing on operations, procurement, and strategic acquisitions.
  • Representatives from Government Agencies, involved in policymaking, regulation, and support of the semiconductor industry.
  • Partners from Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) and Research Institutes (RI), who play crucial roles in innovation, research, and development within the industry.

The majority of MNCs in the SSIA network are invited to these events, ensuring a rich presence of global industry players. SME participation is diverse, typically encompassing:

  • Startups seeking introductions to established MNCs for potential collaboration or support.
  • Solution Providers with innovative technology or new solutions looking to showcase their advancements.
  • Businesses aiming to expand their operations and explore new markets or opportunities within the industry.

Official Notice Regarding Multimedia Recording

Please be aware that by entering the premises of this event, you acknowledge and consent to photographs and video recordings being taken on behalf of the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA). All multimedia recordings captured during the event will become the sole property of SSIA. By your presence, you grant SSIA unrestricted rights to utilize these images and recordings for lawful promotional or informational purposes, which may include, but are not limited to, dissemination in SSIA marketing collateral, publication on the SSIA website, and distribution across SSIA's various social media platform channels.