Call for Participation
Women in IT BoF at APRICOT'99 Conference

4 March 1999
Suntec City Convention Centre

Online Registration also available at

FYI Women in IT (WinIT) BOF@ APRICOT. Do come and support. It 
is open to men and women.

Laina R Greene

--- On 12 Feb 99 18:05:10 SIN wrote:

You may be aware that Internet World Asia is being held at 
Suntec City the first week in March.  APRICOT (Asia Pacific 
Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies) is a 
conference being held in tandem with Internet World. 

The Singapore Business & Professional Women's Assocation 
(SBPWA), together  with the Singapore Women in IT (SWIT), are 
involved in organizing a "Birds-of-a-Feather" Women in IT 
Networking Dinner to serve as a side event of APRICOT on the 
evening of 4th March 1999. We are recruiting a panel of 
distinguished speakers from the 
government and private sectors.  

Ascend Communications, Hong Kong, has kindly agreed to sponsor 
the event again (they sponsored last year's event in Manila).  

The topic for the panel discussion is "How Technology Is 
Empowering Professional Women".   We want to hear from the 
leaders in the industry, as well as have audience participation 
on what the key issues for women in IT.

Last year, about 70 women and men attended the evening and 
feedback was very positive.  This year we are hoping to at have 
the same number, if not more.  The announcement is on the 
APRICOT web site ( as well as the 
women-connect-asia site (   This is 
an event you shouldn't miss as it gives women a platform to 
discuss IT-related issues affecting their professional and 
personal lives.  

Please RSVP before 26th February by calling Tel: 338-9395 or 
printing out the registration off the web and faxing it back to 
Tel: 336-7170.  It's free attendance, and open to both men and 
women!  As we are expecting a lot of APRICOT delegates to come, 
please secure your seat by booking early.

Best regards,
Vivien Chiam
Tel(65)8316-828 Fax (65)2351189
Business & Partnerships Development Manager
International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Singapore;