Singapore Women's Hall of Fame
On Friday 14 March, the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) commemorated International Women’s Day (IWD), and at the same time launched the Singapore Women's Hall of Fame. The President, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam was the Guest of Honour for the event which took place at the Tower Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel.
The Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame celebrates the many women who have contributed in no small way to the development and progress of Singapore; they will no doubt inspire succeeding generations of women to realize their dreams and achieve even more for the good of the nation.
At the inauguration ceremony of the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame several MGS women of excellence were honoured for their achievements; all are MGS alumnae, except for Miss Sophia Blackmore who was the founder of MGS and Mrs Ann Elizabeth Wee who was a former teacher at MGS. The women of excellence include:
Sophia Blackmore and Ruth Wong Hie King (Education)
Kwa Geok Choo and Jenny Lau Buong Bee (Law),
Constance Goh and Phyllis Eu Cheng Li (Advocacy & Activism)
Daisy Vaithilingam and Ann Elizabeth Wee (Community / Social Work)
Fang Ai Lian (Business & Enterprise)
Lynette Seah (Arts/Culture/Entertainment)
Geh Min (Environment)
Patricia Chan and Joscelin Yeo (Sports)
Khoo Teh Lynn (Uniformed Professions)