Great Women of Our Time 2012
The nominees for this year’s Great Women of Our Time awards, honouring achievements of the nation’s most inspiring women, will be recognised at a gala dinner presentation on 28 September 2012, from 7.00 to 10.00pm, at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore.
Guest-of-Honour Dr Amy Khor, Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Manpower, will be gracing the event. There will also be influential women leaders from the business and arts communities and charitable organisations mingling with guests.
Selected for outstanding leadership and performance in their professions and in public service, the 18 honourees are nominated from six fields: Arts & Media; Finance & Commerce; Education & Public Service; Science & Technology; Health, Sports & Wellness; and Design & Style.
Tara Barker, Editor-in-Chief of The Singapore Women’s Weekly: “These unique awards honour the unsung heroines of Singapore. We celebrate these women who are leaders in their fields, yet are not known to the public at large. Our goal is to show the talents, energy, creativity and heart of women in Asia – women who will inspire us all to live our best lives.”
The panel of judges for the Awards includes Dr Ann Tan, Immediate Past President of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) and Chairperson of Women’s Register; Ms Agnes Sng, General Manager of Raymond Weil; and Ms Barker. The panel will select a winner from each category, to be announced at the dinner.
In addition, one nominee will receive the “Reader’s Vote: Great Women of Our Time 2012” Award, selected based on an SMS poll conducted amongst readers of the September 2012 issue of The Weekly.
The honourees in The Singapore Women’s Weekly Great Women of Our Time Awards 2012 are:
Arts & Media
Hairani Hassan-Joshi – Curator, National Museum of Singapore
Ning Cai – Illusionist & Escape Artist
Deanna Ng – Independent Documentary Photographer
Design & Style
Jasmine Tuan Lee Wei – Founder & MD, Blackmarket, Co-Founder, Fru Fru & Tigerlily
Carolyn Kan – Founder & Designer, Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery
Fang Siwei – Visual Arts Lecturer, Faculty of Visual Arts, SOTA
Education & Public Service
Josephine Ng – Director, A-changin Pte Ltd
Elaine Ng Poh Cho – CEO, National Library Board
Dr. Caroline Low-Heah – Clinical Director & Chairman, Kidz Horizon Appeal
Finance & Commerce
Lusi Lim – CEO & Life Coach, Lusi Group
Lyn Lee – Owner & Co-Founder, Awfully Chocolate
Elaine Lek – Director, Group Strategic Planning & Brand Marketing, Luzerne & Hiap Huat Holdings
Health, Sports & Wellness
Cheryl Gan – Founder, Mt Sapola, 365 Days & Barn & Potter
Dr. Teo-Koh Sock Miang – Associate Professor, NIE, President, Special Olympics S’pore
Chairwoman, Asia-Pacific Regional Leadership Council of Special Olympics International
Peggy Chong – Deputy CEO, Gardens By The Bay
Science & Technology
Dr. Madeleine Chew Him Lim – Founder & Managing Director, MW Medical
Dr. Patricia Ng Miang Lon – Research Fellow, Singapore Immunology Platform, A*STAR
Renee Mison – CEO, Eco-Wiz Group
Watch this space for the results after the Gala Event on Friday 28th September @ Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, Four Seasons Ballroom.