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Create new possibilities for women: Low Yen Ling

For more women to take up leadership roles, there must be a "healthy pipeline of talents", says the Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development.

SINGAPORE: The Government has to look at enhancing support for women at work and through different stages of their lives.

Speaking in Parliament on Thursday (May 29), Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development Ms Low Yen Ling said women are still under-represented in the workforce and in top management positions. For more women to take up leadership roles, she said, there must be a "healthy pipeline of talents making (their) way to the top".

She noted the talent pool is shrinking as women tend to make major adjustments to their careers due to family commitments or circumstances.

Last year, two out of three residents who were economically inactive were women. Close to half of them cited family responsibilities such as childcare and care-giving as reasons for not looking for jobs.

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