Today GovInsider publishes 12 interviews with women in government technology roles from across Asia.

They show the diversity of digital jobs, from developers and designers to marketers, managing directors, city mayors and chief executives.

We hope that the articles will bust a few stereotypes, and inspire women who are currently in the public sector or considering joining.

The interviews give examples of how to ask for promotion; cope in the public eye; move between the public and private sector; achieve more in a career; choose a mentor; manage colleagues; and serve the public.

We hear from officials in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand.

All have had different career paths and experiences. What unites them is that they are all inspiring. Here is the full list:


Sharyn Clarkson, Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance

Hong Kong

Caroline Fan, Chief System Manager, Immigration Department, Hong Kong


Sylviana Murni, Deputy Governor, Jakarta

Vivi Yulaswati, Director, Ministry of National Development Planning

Tuty Kusumawati, Head of Regional Development Planning Board, Jakarta


Dato Yasmin Mahmood, Chief Executive, Multimedia Development Corporation Malaysia

New Zealand

Aimee Whitcroft, Online Content Developer, Careers New Zealand


Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director, IDA Singapore

Lena Goh, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, IDA

Teh Shi-Hua, Deputy Head, Smart Nation Programme Office

Ang Yi Xin, UX Designer, Government Digital Services

Chew Boon Fong, Developer, Government Digital Services