The Singapore Women’s Weekly honours Singapore’s outstanding women achievers at Great Women of Our Time 2014

September 22, 2014

Singapore, 22 September 2014 – The Singapore Women’s Weekly, one of Singapore’s most popular women’s magazines published by SPH Magazines Pte Ltd, has revealed the nominees for this year’s Great Women of Our Time Awards, an annual award that honours the achievements of the nation’s most inspiring women. These women will be recognised at a gala dinner and award presentation on 25 September at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore.

Ms Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Law and Ministry of Education is the Guest of Honour for the event. It will also be attended by influential women leaders from the business and arts communities as well as charitable organisations.

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. Please see Annex A for list of nominees.

Tara Barker, Editor-in-Chief of The Singapore Women’s Weekly, said: “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 as well. 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 nine years since the Awards was launched. And that’s exactly what makes them all truly Great Women of Our Time.”

The panel of judges for the Awards includes Dr Lily Neo, Member of Parliament of Tanjong Pagar GRC; 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: Most Inspiring Award, selected based on a QR code poll conducted among readers of the September 2014 issue.

Media Invitation

You and your photographer/camera crew are invited to join us at the gala award presentation.

Date: September 25, 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, Four Seasons Ballroom
190 Orchard Road

Please confirm your attendance with Vanni Cheong of Corporate Communications & CSR by 24 September 2014.


7:00pm Cocktail commences
Opening address by Ms Tara Barker, Editor-in-chief of The Singapore Women’s Weekly
Keynote address by Guest-of-Honour Ms Indranee Rajah
Dinner commences
Token of Recognition for all nominees
Prize Presentation for Reader’s Vote “Most Inspiring” Award
Token of Appreciation presented to judges
Award Presentation for category winners
10:00pm Event ends

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For more information, please contact:

Fessie Chee
Marketing Assistant
SPHM Pte Ltd
Tel: 6671 8550

Vanni Cheong
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Tel: 6319 1553
HP: 9617 4713

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Annex A

The honourees in The Singapore Women’s Weekly Great Women of Our Time Awards 2014 are:

Arts & Media

Celine Goh How Ping General Manager of Steinway Gallery Singapore

Wahyuni A.Hadi Executive Director of the Singapore International Film Festival, Co-producer of IIo IIo and Co-founder of Objectifs Films

Abigail Wong Co-founder of Barnadas Huang Art Gallery

Design & Style

Connie Wu Executive Director of Sunray Woodcraft Construction Pte Ltd

Choo Yilin Founder and Designer of Choo Yilin Artisan Jewellery

Jying Tan Artist and Part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Fine Arts in LaSalle College of the Arts

Finance & Commerce

Jaime Teo Co-founder of Twelve Cupcakes

Dora Hoan Group CEO and Founder of Best World International

Valerie Koh Mei Ling Managing Director of Xi De Li

Health, Sports & Wellness

Dr Anna Tong Chief of the Department of Cardiology at Changi General Hospital and Director of the Coronary Care Unit at Changi Sports Medicine Centre

Saiyidah Aisyah Professional Rower and a SEA Games Gold Medalist for Rowing

May Ooi Professional Women’s Mixed Martial Arts Fighter and ex-SEA Games Gold Medalist for Swimming

Education & Public Service

Eunice Olsen Social advocate, Founder of WomenTalkTV and Co-producer of the movie, 3.50

Chia Yong Yong Nominated Member of Parliament,
President, Society for the Physically Disabled,
Partner, Yusarn Audrey Law Firm

Nur Hidayah Abu Bakar Dean of the Faculty of Design at Laselle College of the Arts

Science & Technology

Verleen Goh Executive Director and Dessert Scientist at Soyato Food International Pte Ltd

Dr Ho Ching Lin Clinical Head and Senior Consultant of Glaucoma Service at the Singapore National Eye Centre and Adjunct Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore

Viryanti Chief Regulatory Officer at Aluminaid Pte Ltd

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