“DISRUPT. Filipina Women: Proud. Loud. Leading Without A Doubt” Book Launch on April 17, 2015

Women’s Pathways to Leadership in Asia in collaboration with Bridging GAP is delighted to announce the launch of DISRUPT. Filipina Women: Proud. Loud. Leading Without A Doubt published by the Filipina Women’s Network in 2014. The event is to be held on April 17, 2015 at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. You may refer to the attached flyer for more information. Please register your interest to attend at lkyschoolevents@nus.edu.sg.


WPLA marks International Women’s Day 2015

This year to mark the International Women’s Day, WPLA in collaboration with the LKYSPP Bridging Gender and Policy Group partnered with the leading tech companies to host a panel discussion. The event was widely attended by the students, staff and members of the public.

Photo Courtesy of Bridging GAP Group

The panel discussion focused on “Women Leaders in Technology: Why We Do What We Do?” and featured a panel of four remarkable women leaders from such tech companies as Microsoft, HP, Twitter and ConneXionsAsia.

  • Amelia Agrawal, Regional Director of OEM Marketing, Microsoft
  • Elizabeth Hernandez, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Asia Pacific & Japan, HP
  • Frederique Covington, International Marketing Director, Twitter
  • Rosaline Chow Koo, Founder and CEO, ConneXionsAsia

Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez was the moderator of the discussion.

The panelists shared their unique personal stories of how they achieved career success in the technology sector and the challenges they encountered along the way, whether the work-life balance is a myth, and how they contributed to the success of their companies.

One of the takeaways of the event relates to the risk women associate with the career in tech: “Are women less risk-taking, therefore less attracted to high-stakes tech industry? There is a steep learning curve that requires some confidence to take, not just in tech. Mentors need to convey to girls that it’s important to take risks.”


Photo Courtesy of Bridging GAP Group


Stanford University Unveils New Women’s Leadership Center

stanforduniversity2The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University recently opened its new Women’s Leadership Center. The new center, led by Shelley Correll, Stanford professor in sociology and director of the Clayman Institute, aims to empower the underrepresented voices of women in the workplace and promote women’s leadership in business, government and education.

The Center has laid out a clear strategy for accomplishing its goals. First, three target areas for change have been identified:

  1. Empower women to succeed with research-based programming and tools
  2. Engage men in conversations to create a level playing field for all
  3. Create effective organizations, whose cultures, practices and policies allow all people to thrive

Second, the Center will bridge the gap between academic scholarship and workplace practices by partnering with top companies and policy makers to design and carry out research on how to create more inclusive workplaces. “The Clayman Institute has an outstanding track record of translating robust academic knowledge into innovative, easy-to-implement programming,” explains Correll. “By combining research with business and industry participation, we can help other institutions learn from, contribute to, and partner with our efforts. We can also leverage research to help understand these programs, measure their impact, and scale them to meet specific needs.”

Finally, the Center will take a three-pronged approach to translating its findings into action:

  1. Educate: Develop and lead world-class leadership education for universities, corporations, and organizations, as well as broad-scale audiences
  2. Evaluate: Conduct research to deepen our understanding of the impact and effectiveness of leadership education
  3. Disseminate: Develop and promote engagement with our tools, research, and education to promote broad scale change

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Photo Essay Competition Celebrates Women in Asia

Women: Creating, Learning, Leading 

To celebrate the spirit of International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2014, Bridging GAP invites you to participate in the 2014 Photo Essay competition.

Deadlines and guidelines for participation are included below:


The theme of our photo contest encourages you to capture images of women who define leadership to you, creating, doing and leading in more ways than one.

Photograph Specifications:

Photographs must be original, in a digital format and should be in the maximum resolution available. Minimum Resolution: 1800 x 1440

Each Photo Essay can have a maximum of four images.

Details for submission:
Essay Title

Essay Synopsis (Maximum 150 words)

Photographers Name and Student ID (NUS and otherwise)

Contact Number

All pictures should be emailed to bgapphotocompetition2014@gmail.com by midnight, March 2nd, 2014. Any entries after this deadline will not be accepted.

The top 30 photos will be displayed at the OTH Lobby at the Bukit Timah Campus, LKY from March 10th to March 14th.

A panel of judges, including prominent women in leadership roles would be appointed to select the best three photographs.

Winners will be announced on March 10th, in line with LKY’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations.


1st Place: Prices worth 300 SGD

2nd Place: Prices worth  200 SGD

3rd Place: Prices worth 100 SGD

This competition is open to staff, faculty and students at NUS and also all the GPPN institutions partnered with LKYSPP’s. 

Thank you and look forward to your participation.

For any clarifications, please contact us at anumanis@gmail.com and avantika.dhingra@nus.edu.sg

The 2014 Photo Essay Competition is brought to you by the Women Pathways to Leadership in Asia, a joint project looking at women leadership in Asia sponsored by the LEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY, the ASIA FOUNDATION and the ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION .