The Singapore Women’s Weekly‘s Great Women Of Our Time Awards was created 10 years ago as a platform to show off the talents and achievements of Singaporean women from all walks of life and areas of expertise – cultural leaders and educators, groundbreaking scientists and researchers, healthcare providers, social workers, athletes, entrepreneurs and philanthropists.
Each year, we shortlist 18 nominees, with three in each of the six categories: Arts & Media; Design & Style; Education & Public Service; Finance & Commerce; Health, Sports & Wellness; and Science & Technology. Read more about this year’s nominees below and be sure to click the video to read their most inspiring personal quotes.
EDUCATION & PUBLIC SERVICE
Fion Phua, 46, Founder, Keeping Hope Alive
Cheryl Chong, 30, Co-founder, The Social Co (50For50)
Jayne Nadarajoo, 47, Founding Director, Melbourne Specialist International School; White Lodge Education Group Services Pte Ltd; The Pantry @ Loewen Gardens
FINANCE & COMMERCE
Winnie Chan, in her 40s, Founder and CEO, Bynd Artisan
Yvon Bock, 36, Founder and Managing Director, Hegen
Anisa Hassan, 44, Managing Director, IJL Asia; Founder, Nusantara Health Pte Ltd
HEALTH, SPORTS & WELLNESS
Melissa Tan, 37, Chairman, Waste Management & Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS);
General Manager, Wah & Hua Pte Ltd
Chrissy Goh-Tasker, 49, Founder and CEO, JLCSports.com
Dr Sheila Vasoo, 46, Senior Consultant and Rheumatologist, Mt Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Associate Professor Ho Ghim Wei, 40, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Engineering Science Programme, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore
Associate Professor Sierin Lim, 39, Assistant Chair (Research), School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Esther Wang, 28, Founder and CEO, Joytingle
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