Time for millennial women to step up to leadership roles

Gender equality is a work in progress, with more mindset shifts needed for women to get as much respect as men

As the oldest millennial women enter their 40s, and the youngest, their mid-20s, many are poised to take over the mantle of leadership from their predecessors. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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In her recent visit to Kuala Lumpur where she met female parliamentarians, President Halimah Yacob noted the strides both Singapore and Malaysia had made in improving the representation of women in the corporate sphere, politics and government.

She noted that while supportive government policies are crucial, the community played an important part in chipping away at harmful gender stereotypes, calling out misconduct and smoothing the path for those who would come after.

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