Women Who Code Launches in Singapore
Network to Provide Support, Tech Training and Leadership Opportunities to Local Community
Singapore - January 24th, 2017 — Women Who Code (WWCode), an international 501c3 that works to empower engineers to succeed in their professional goals, announces the launch of its latest local Network in Singapore. This group will host industry talks, hack nights, training seminars, conferences and other programming to support tech professionals in the city.
Women Who Code Singapore, which already consists of over 200 members, will be led by Network Directors Purnima Kamath and Yue Lin Choong, who will be responsible for organizing meetings, communicating with the community, and working with corporate partners. Network Leads Angulia Yang, Hannah Yan, Fay Adams and Marianne Celino will handle technical topics and running specific events.
Purnima spoke about the importance of bringing WWCode to her city, “Given Singapore’s vibrant banking technology landscape and growing entrepreneurial ecosystem, there are ample opportunities for women to drive technology decisions at various levels in the companies here. A strong network that focuses on learning and building different skill sets will help more women realise these opportunities. Women Who Code Singapore is set out to do exactly that.”
Yue Lin echoed those thoughts saying, “I think it is important to bring WWCode to Singapore precisely because we do not have anything similar here, and we need it. My personal experience has shown that the situation is not improving for women engineers, and there will be no change if we do not act.”
The launch of Women Who Code Singapore is taking place January 24th at the Microsoft Auditorium. The event will consist of an #ApplaudHer session recognizing the individual accomplishments of the engineers in attendance, as well as a discussion about the future of the Network and some of the topics that members are most interested in exploring.
Women Who Code Global Leadership Director Joey Rosenberg spoke about the launch, “We’re proud to be able to bring Women Who Code programs to Singapore. It is our belief that with the help of Directors like Purnima and Yue Lin, as well as the growing community that is already forming there, that we’ll be able to empower engineers throughout the country, and make Singapore more prosperous through the benefits of a more diverse tech industry.”
Singapore is the 16th city in the Asia Pacific region where Women Who Code has opened a Network. This area has been particularly prolific for the organization of late, with the launch of WWCode Manila last week on January 20th, and the upcoming WWCode CONNECT India 2017 conference set to take place on March 3rd.
About Women Who Code
Women Who Code (WWCode) is an international nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. WWCode is building a world where women are proportionally representative as technical leaders, executives, founders, VCs, board members and software engineers. The organization has executed more than 4,200 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 80,000, and has a presence in 20 countries. Help empower even more women to advance in tech with the training and community they need to succeed by supporting WWCode. Learn more at womenwhocode.com.