On 27 March 2019, the TUM Alumni Network organized a workshop, titled “Beyond Women in Tech” at The Bridge, Science Park. Open to all TUM alumni, the purpose of the event was to gather and share inspiring stories of women in the industry, leveraging on their technical expertise to give back to the society. The workshop aims to inspire the community and the next generation to positively serve the community.
The speakers of the workshop include two of our alumni students, Ashwini Wali, alumnus from the Master of Science in Integrated Circuit Design programme; and Tai Jien Nee, alumnus from the Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry programme; as well as industry experts in the engineering fields, Kah Yen Lim, Information Technology Manager at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, and Zoey Lee, Full Stack Developer at Anqlave. During the panel discussion, the speakers spoke about their career stories, the challenges they faced as females in the engineering industry, and how they overcame these challenges. It was a unique experience for alumni members to hear from the perspectives of female engineers and to be inspired by their stories to move beyond industry stereotypes and norms.
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