To celebrate two decades of empowerment and our 20th Anniversary, The Weekly in partnership with PANDORA, zooms in on 20 fierce, focused and forward-looking women who and inspiring and encouraging others to reach their full potential. Welcome to 2020 Vision!
As one of the leading fertility doctors in Singapore, Dr Ann Tan recognises what a precious commodity children are to the world. That may be part of the reason why she fervently champions young people and their contributions to the country.
“Young people are the foundation on which to build our nation. Their ideals, their thoughts and their work ethos are vitally critical to how we will eventually be as a society,” says the Halogen Foundation board member.
“But young people need challenges and the trick is to make them thrive on the challenges and not shrink from them. For those with less confidence we need to give them the support to fail and encourage them to go on,” adds the Great Women Of Our Time alumnae.
Among the programmes on offer at the Halogen Foundation include the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), which caters to financially disadvantaged students from needy families.
“Empowerment means the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights. I feel that through NFTE, the kids will definitely be empowered as they are taught life skills to achieve this,” explains Dr Tan.
Ultimately, the respected doctor hopes that all youths will appreciate what it truly means to dig their heels and make Singapore a stronger, more competitive and cohesive home.
It’s wonderful being a woman because… when I am given the opportunity to lead, I feel empowered to do more.
To find out more about the good doctor, visit her website here.
Dr Tan also took part in a photoshoot with us to showcase some of PANDORA’s latest offerings. Scroll through the gallery below to see what she’s wearing:
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