13 Mar 2012
Breaking the glass ceiling with lifelong education
International Women’s Day is an annual global celebration of women in the world today. Amid the celebrations, we also take time to reflect on what we women have achieved and what more we can do.
When I graduated with an accountancy degree in 1990, I was the first woman in my family to receive the university scroll. Indeed, it was deemed a milestone that my mother could only dream of.
Mirroring this spurt of educational achievements is the expanding role that women play in the Singapore economy over the years. According to Singapore Population Census 2010, women make up 56.5% of the total labour force in Singapore – up from 50.2% in 2000.
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