Connecting for Success

SCWO IWD 2012 Celebration Dinner

Mrs Mary Tan, First Lady of Singapore, being led into the Windsor Ballroom (Goodwood Park Hotel) by Mrs Laura Hwang, SCWO President

On 20 March at the Goodwood Park Hotel, we welcomed our new patron, Mrs Mary Tan, wife of President Tony Tan as our Guest of Honour. The evening’s festivities commenced with our patron meeting, for the first time, presidents and representatives from our member organisations who lined the red carpet to greet her and be introduced by our President, Mrs Laura Hwang.

Founder's Circle plaque

This year, we completed the SCWO Founders Circle with 5 new members (Mrs Alison Henwood, Dr Lee Oi Kum, Ms Anastasia Ling, Mdm Ng Hong and Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon) who were presented with their tokens of appreciation by Mrs Mary Tan. Mrs Tan also presided over the Founders Circle Dedication Ceremony where the plaque was officially unveiled.

A special performance by Michelle Chong, in character as the popular TV figure Barbarella on The Noose had guests doubled over in mirth and Mr Oli Pettigrew (Cash Cab, Sony Style TV) closed the evening with 10 lucky winners walking away with prizes such as SQ air tickets to Hong Kong and Alila Villa Bali resort stays.

Click to read the Welcome Address speech by Mrs Laura Hwang.

Click to read the Opening Address speech by Mdm Halimah Yacob.

View more photos of the event from our Facebook album.

National Young Women Leaders Day 2012 Symposium

SCWO kicked off the commemoration of IWD with the National Young Women Leaders Day 2012 Symposium on 3 March in partnership with Halogen Foundation Singapore. Held at the Kallang Theatre, this all-women event aimed to inspire and empower young women to rise up and play more significant leadership roles in Singapore.

Guest of Honour, Madam Halimah Yacob, Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports in her opening address, encouraged the young ladies present to boldly rise up to their best and embrace their abilities and uniqueness.

View more photos of the event from Halogen Foundation's Facebook album.

SCWO-NUS Challenge Shield

Encouraged by the success in its inaugural year in 2011, SCWO continued the Debating Tournament in collaboration with NUS Debate Club to organise the SCWO-NUS Challenge Shield.

The tournament, held on 10-11 March, saw debaters from top local and regional (Thailand, Malaysia and Philippines) secondary schools and junior colleges battling it out over motions with particular focus on gender issues and issues facing women in the modern age. Ms Jane Horan, SCWO board member and Chairperson of the debating tournament, welcomed all the debaters in her opening address and officially declared the tournament open.

Click here to watch the debating tournament finals.