Human resources development in the digital field is a universal matter and vital for economies’ sustainable growth. However, gender gap trends persist as the workforce moves toward new and emerging roles in STEM fields, which continue to outpace the gender gap, causing women to lose out on tomorrow’s best job opportunities.
This handbook focuses on the profiles of women in STEM in the hope that by interviewing exceptional women with different life experiences, readers will appreciate how their self-confidence enabled them to create advantageous environments. Furthermore, their experiences help raise awareness on the lack of emphasis on women’s representation in the STEM fields.
The 15 interviewees in this handbook have applied what they learned and have made an impact. They come from the academia, industry and start-up fields. Some are STEM role models who have undergone extensive life experience. This handbook seeks to achieve three goals: 1) Raise awareness on the lack of women representatives in the Asia-Pacific STEM fields; 2) Provide women in STEM fields role models in different stages of their career development; 3) Understand the unique development pathways within the STEM field, which will be serve as references for capacity building for Women in STEM.