All around us, women are pushing boundaries and co-leading the way we build our future. Bringing together technologists, leaders and women role models, NCS Group's pioneer initiative - Women Make IT Happen - curates a dialogue between women who lead extraordinary work in the technology-related sector. Following a presentation, Charu Kokate joined the panel of women who are imagining new possibilities, and whose perspectives help us look at how things can be done differently.
The Panel included:
Anne Lehman, Director, Product Incubation, NCS
Passionate in transformation, Anne has extensive experience in creating new markets, growing companies and improving business operations. A start up mentor and seasoned entrepreneur, she was awarded the Spirit of Enterprise Award in 2015.
Liu Fei, Chief Security, Researcher, Huawei
Liu Fei strives to make the digital space a safer and better place. At Huawei, she has led research on 5G+ network security, privacy, and trustworthiness architecture in addition to organizing the ‘6G Oriented Trustworthiness’ workshop at IEEE Global Communication Conference 2021
Gao Yvonne, Principal Investigator, Centre of Quantum Technologies, NUS
Named as one of the Innovators Under 35 (Asia Pacific) by MIT Tech Review, Yvonne has proven to be a powerhouse in the usually male-dominated field of Quantum Physics. Outside of her role as a Principle Investigator, she is also an assistant professor at National University of Singapore (NUS).
Charu Kokate, Principal and Director of Safdie, Architects Singapore
Advocating high level construction practices, Charu leads Safdie Architects' office in Singapore. As Partner, she plays a pivotal role in the design and construction of many of the firm's ground-breaking projects, including Marina Bay Sands, Jewel Changi Airport, and the Surbana Jurong Campus in Singapore. An active mentor and advocate, she enjoys helping women in design shape their professional growth.
The event was moderated by Kanchana Gupta, Global Resource Management Lead at NCS Groupm, a multi-hyphenate corporate leader, entrepreneur and artist for over a decade with four solo exhibitions and multiple group exhibitions in Singapore and outside.
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