In Celebration of SMU Women, SMU would like to highlight the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of SMU women across stakeholder groups of faculty, staff, students and alumni. Here are just some examples of the many women in our SMU community who have significant influence in their areas of work/study and have made meaningful impact nationally and/or globally.

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Women in Leadership: Lessons from Finance, Technology, and Higher Education

As part of International Women's Day 2023 celebrations, a panel discussion on “Women in Leadership: Lessons in Finance, Technology and Higher Education” was held at the Singapore Management University (SMU) on 15 March 2023.

SMU President Professor Lily Kong makes the list of women leaders on Asia’s Most Influential 2022

Singapore Management University (SMU) President Professor Lily Kong has been named as “Asia’s Most Influential 2022” by Tatler magazine.

SMU President Professor Lily Kong Inducted into prestigious Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame

On this International Women’s Day, the entire SMU Community would like to congratulate our President Professor Lily Kong for her induction into the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame (SWHF).

Podcast - Impactful with Professor Lily Kong

In the first episode of the podcast series “Impactful by RFI” by Research for Impact, SMU President Professor Lily Kong shares about her life, career, and thoughts about research and mentorship.

Understanding human languages using computational methods

Prof Jiang Jing from the School of Computing and Information Systems is a respected researcher and academic in natural language processing (NLP), a key subfield of Artificial Intelligence that aims to understand human languages using computational methods.

Challenges or Opportunities: Understanding how the human mindset makes sense of personal and societal setbacks

Dr. Angela Leung is Associate Professor of Psychology at the Singapore Management University.

Breaking barriers and forging firsts in analytics

Thirty years ago, a curiosity for astrophysics and nuclear science inspired Ms Vennila Vetrivillalan to take up physics as her undergraduate major. This represented the first step towards an illustrious career in a STEM-related field.

Going beyond to protect vulnerable communities

For having served the highest number of pro bono hours in her graduating cohort in 2021, Farahna Alam received the “Spirit of Pro Bono Award (LLB)”, an accolade awarded by the SMU Pro Bono Centre annually to recognise individuals for their outstanding pro bono ef

Creating impact for children and for peers, little by little

After graduating with a diploma in Banking and Financial Services from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Sara Tan was keen on pursuing a degree.

A Positive Force for Good

Nandita Banna was crowned Miss Singapore Universe in October last year and made it to the top 16 at the international pageant held in Eilat, Israel in December. This was a first for Singapore in 34 years since 1987.

A savvy campaigner for women’s empowerment

Anna Haotanto believes in helping women to empower themselves, by taking control of their lives through knowledge. She lives by this belief herself.

An advocate for innovation

SMU Alumna Sandra Lam is Innovation Catalyst and Partnerships Lead, Senior Vice President at Citi Innovation Lab.