The Inaugural Semiconductor Women’s Forum in Singapore

The semiconductor industry in Singapore remains a male-dominant industry even though female leadership contributes tremendously in corporate sectors worldwide, as recognized by global studies. One reason for this is the lack of female talents joining our industry. In 2019 and 2020, GSA and Accenture collaborated on a survey ‘GSA: Women in the Semiconductor Industry’. The results showed a significant under-representation of females with the highest in leadership and technical roles.

Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association sees the opportunity to attract more female talents into our industry and grow the talent pool for the industry. In fact, many industry leaders have taken the lead and pledge to make a substantial impact on the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in our industry.

The theme of the inaugural Semiconductor Women’s Forum 2021 will be Beyond Recovery: Leadership For A More Inclusive And Resilient World. It aims to inspire more female talents to join the semiconductor sector and, at the same time, to inspire the current female workforce to stay and thrive in the industry. It will also provide a platform to drive the industry-wide initiative to promote a diverse workforce and inclusive culture in our workplace. The event also coincides with the national initiative to celebrate women’s contributions, as the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has recently declared 2021 as the Year of Celebrating SG Women

This will be a hybrid event with speakers, panelists and a small group of on-site invited guests , adhering strictly to safe distancing rules. The majority of the participants will join virtually via Zoom. Participants will include industry leaders, current workforce, government agencies and most importantly, our future talents, the students. They will listen to female leaders and entrepreneurs who have excelled in the semiconductor industry to share their experiences and career journeys. 



Sun Xueling
Minister of State for Education and Social and Family Development


Jennifer Zhao
Executive Vice President and General Manager of Advanced Optical Sensors Division

ams AG

Siah Soh Yun
Vice President, Technology Development


Sim Cher Whee
Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition and Talent Mobility


Jaya Jagadish
Corporate Vice President- Silicon Design Engineering & Country Head – India, AMD


Olivia Koentjoro
Director of Intellectual Property Analytics Center of Excellence, Global Law Department

Applied Materials



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