Great Women of Our Time awards, an annual presentation that honours the achievements of the nation’s most inspiring women was celebrated at a gala dinner presentation at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Guest-of-Honour Mrs Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport, graced the event.
Selected for outstanding leadership and performance in their professions and in public service, the 18 honourees were 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 : “Contributing to the success of others can make you stronger. It’s the key to a successful life, and these women know it. They are not just an inspiration to other women, but to everyone around them. We are confident that they will go on to scale even greater heights not just in Singapore, but in Asia and around the world. We have seen it happen the last eight years since the Awards was launched. And that’s exactly what makes them all truly Great Women of Our Time.”
The panel of judges included Ms Denise Phua, Member of Parliament, Moulmein-Kallang GRC; Ms Elim Chew, President and Founder of 77th Street; Ms Agnes Sng, General Manager of Raymond Weil and Ms Barker.
In addition, one nominee received the “Reader’s Vote: Great Women of Our Time 2013” award, based on a QR code poll conducted amongst readers of the September 2013 issue of the weekly.
Winners’ List :
Arts & Media – Lee Wai Ying, Dramatherapist
Design & Style – Nina Yang, Architect, Urban Planner & Executive Director, CPG Consultants
Finance & Commerce – Helen Ng, CEO, Lock+Store
Health, Sports & Wellness – Aishah Samad, Ex-SEA Games Marksman,
Ambassador, Positive Psychology Centre
Education & Public Service – Lanny Kwok, Special Education (SPED) Teacher, Spastic Children’s Association of Singapore
Science & Technology – Associate Professor Carolyn Lam,Consultant Cardiologist, National University Heart Centre, Director, Women’s Heart Health Clinic, Associate Professor of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Most Inspiring Award – Tan Zi Xi (Design & Style) Illustrator