Women Celebrating Women

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By : SPH Magazines 360
November 20, 2015
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180. That’s the total number of women that The Singapore Women’s Weekly has honoured in the Great Women of Our Time awards. We first started these awards 10 years ago in 2005 to recognise the contributions and achievements of outstanding women across various fields. Every year, 18 women are chosen to receive the awards. They come from six categories: Arts & Media, Design & Style, Education & Public Service, Finance & Commerce, Health, Sports & Wellness, and Science & Technology.

The 18 nominees from The Singapore Women’s Weekly’s Great Women of Our Time 2015 awards.

The 18 nominees from The Singapore Women’s Weekly’s Great Women of Our Time 2015 awards.

Selecting 18 women yearly is no easy feat, but since I joined the team two years ago, it’s a process I’ve really enjoyed. Our Features Editor Candy Lim, who heads the project, starts putting together a list of potential candidates more than a year in advance – some are gathered from recommendations from readers and companies, others come to our attention via word of mouth or through our inspiring encounters with them. Candy then does massive amounts of research on each candidate, and together with the Editor-In-Chief, we go through the list of names, and slowly whittle down the list.

 

Caption: The Singapore Women’s Weekly November 2015 issue

The Singapore Women’s Weekly November 2015 issue

Now the fun part. Photo shoots and interviews are scheduled, as we feature the stories of each nominee in our June, July and August issues, and do a recap of all nominees in our September issue. I’ve got to hand it to Candy for making every story captivating.

 

All that planning culminates in a gala dinner, when all nominees receive their award. In addition, our judges choose one woman from each category as the category winner. This year’s gala dinner, happening on October 29 at The St. Regis Singapore, will be bigger and more exciting than previous years’, as it is our 10th anniversary of The Singapore Women’s Weekly’s Great Women of Our Time.

 

The best thing about this awards is that we get to hear the inspiring stories of women in Singapore who we may otherwise not have not known about, as most aren’t in the limelight. They come from different backgrounds, different professions, but they’re all role models. So as a women’s magazine, I can’t think of a better way to show support for women, than through our Great Women of Our Time awards.

Behind-the-scenes: GWOT 2015 nominee Choo Ling Er with our Features Editor Candy Lim

Behind-the-scenes: GWOT 2015 nominee Choo Ling Er with our Features Editor Candy Lim



 




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