DBS Bank triples tech job ops for women

Singapore’s DBS Bank has said that it aims to fill more than 140 engineering jobs at its virtual career fair for women technologists.

Last year, the bank ran the same event with 50 job opportunities, which had over 500 applications.

“The key to success lies in applying an unbiased lens and targeted effort in our outreach,” said Soh Siew Choo, group head of big data/AI and consumer banking technology, DBS. “At DBS, we run curated hackathons and hiring events to reach out to top female technology talent. We are deeply encouraged by the positive outcomes of our efforts."

Siew Choo added: “This year, we are making a concerted push to improve female representation in engineering roles, a space which continues to see a dearth of women across the industry. We believe that by driving diversity in our engineering roles we will be able to incorporate a multiplicity of views and perspectives upstream so as to deliver outstanding digital experiences for our customers.”

Lo Man Ling, vice president of consumer banking digital platform at DBS, joined the bank through last year’s run of DBS Women in Tech after more than nine years in the public sector.

“I was sold on DBS’ unique and sincere effort to connect with female technologists such as myself,” said Man Ling. “Not only did I meet with many talented ladies in the bank's technology and engineering teams, I also saw a community that truly believes in the importance and strength of diversity. Now that I’m part of Team DBS, I have been actively participating in the bank’s diversity initiatives to help inspire the next generation of young girls and women in Singapore to build a career in technology.”

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