Singapore’s SheLeadsTech conference celebrates 5 years


The fifth annual ISACA Singapore Chapter SheLeadsTech Conference was held in Singapore yesterday, with more than 200 attendees in total for this hybrid event.

Guest-of-Honour, Puay Li Phua, and Jenny Tan, President of the ISACA Singapore Chapter shared the futuristic mission that SheLeadsTech hopes to achieve in the next 5 years.

In her opening keynote, Puay Li Phua affirmed, “The CSA is committed to promoting inclusivity within the tech industry. For example, the CSA SG cyber women’s initiative was established to attract a diverse local talent through partnering with professional associations and nonprofit organizations to encourage girls to pursue tertiary education in cybersecurity and inspire women to take on cybersecurity roles.

So over the past four years, we have supported outreach, engagement and training efforts reaching out to almost 3,000 girls and women. For example, in 2019, various industry associations and community partners jointly organized a series of events, ranging from a capture the flag competition for girls only career sharing relevance to technical workshops.

At the national level, the government has also implemented measures to provide more support to women at their workplace. For example, Minister Josephine Teo was the Minister in Charge of Cybersecurity, as well as, the Minister in Charge of Communications and Information recently announced that there will be new legislation to be introduced in the second half of 2024 to provide better protection against gender discrimination and ensure that job seekers have better access to job opportunities. The legislation will also provide better guidelines for employees when it comes to managing flexible work arrangements, given that women tend to still carry more of their caregiving load. This move will better support women by allowing them more flexibility in their schedules are mainly for work and family commitments.

So in light of these significant measures and programs being implemented at both the organization and national levels. Let us reaffirm our collective commitment and continue to support and uplift a more inclusive cybersecurity and technology industry.”

Puay Li Phua, Senior Director (Policy and Corporate Development) of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA)

The conference heard inspiring stories from our fireside chat speakers (Wynthia Goh, Beatriz Silveira ITIL Leader,CISSP,CISM,CRISC,CCISO, Shamane Tan) as well as student mentee (Candy Tam) and SLT Ambassador (Adeline Chan) benefitting from the SheLeadsTech Programme and how this platform has enabled them to pay forward too!

Fireside chat with L-R Beatriz Silveira, Wynthia Goh, Shamane Tan and Jenny Tan

The conference was not lost on technical content with presentations by Joyce, Lee Keng ChuaLorraine Lee, CIPP/EClaire LimDaiane FallerSiu Wei Lee and Qiyun Woo (胡绮芸) addressing data privacy, to AI governance, to AI regulations to ESG.



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