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What is STEM ConnectHER?

The Asia Foundation has launched the STEM ConnectHER initiative as a pan-regional 'network-of-networks' to connect and support early-in-career women in STEM, by providing access to mentorship and professional development opportunities.

STEM ConnectHER is part of The Asia Foundation’s Future Skills Alliance - a broad coalition of partners from both the public and private sectors working together to deliver future skills at scale. 

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"I am hoping to connect mostly with women who have been in similar situations and have actionable advice for the stage of career that I am in.”

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"Mentors dont necessarily have the answers, but they can help you find your own answers." - Amelia Rope

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Why should I join this program?

Being mentored is one of the most valuable and effective ways to develop new skills and knowledge. Having the guidance, encouragement and support of an experienced mentor can provide you with a broad range of personal and professional benefits.  

  • Geographical reach across 5 countries and 30 Women-in-STEM networks
  • Build your brand and increase your visibility across your industry
  • Access to leading global brands and expertise
  • Advice on developing strengths and overcoming weaknesses
  • Exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking
  • Guidance on professional development and advancement
  • Be part of an active and engaged community

This is an incredible opportunity for women professionals across Asia to connect with  industry talent from leading global organizations."

Robin Bush
Country Representative, The Asia Foundation Malaysia
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Interested in becoming a partner?

The STEM ConnectHER program is open to Supporting Partners and Member Organizations to participate - we look forward to working with all interested parties to connect early-in-career women to grow their STEM careers

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How it works?

TEX is the foundation platform that allows participants to find connect and share their experiences and expertise. Participants - both Mentors and Mentees, sign up and go through a quick on-boarding, build their profile, and are joined into the program(s). Next they can begin to find, connect, and share with the other Mentors and Mentees in the program to help them on their learning journey. Whether you are a Mentor or a Mentee click below to see more information and steps to get started.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Who can participate in this program?
  • Female members of approved STEM networks, associations or affinity groups based in Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, The Philippines and Japan can enrol in this program.
  • Send us an email to if you are interested and would like for us to connect you with the local STEM network in your country
What commitment is required to participate?
  • Members are expected to make the most of the opportunities presented via this program. This will include, among others, engaging with experts within the program, having one-on-one sessions with mentors, and attending speaker series events.
  • We believe a couple of hours commitment every week would help the participants make the most of what the program has to offer.
Is the program open for women only?

Yes, the objective of the program is to remove barriers for women in STEM careers and enable their professional development within industries. Participant mentees will be women only - however for Mentors both women and men are welcome.

Are there any costs associated with this program?
  • We have donors supporting this program and as such there is no cost to members to participate.
  • We welcome other sponsors to this program who may wish to provide donations or in-kind support to support further expansion of the STEM ConnectHer program.

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