It was a privilege for us to be invited to Lunch at the Istana hosted by President Halimah Yacob. Together with 50 member organisations, the SCWO Board members and more than 100 other women had the opportunity to chat with the new President of Singapore. In the President’s facebook post, she shared her dialogue with the women about their priorities and challenges in Singapore today, and salute their contributions.
SCWO’s President, Dr June Goh, in her brief address, congratulated President Halimah Yacob on her new appointment and for being the First Woman President of Singapore. She further commended the President’s humble and sincere attitude which earned the respect of many. She has been a champion for social issues such as women’s issues and family, and we have enjoyed our collaboration and friendship for the past few years.
It is a huge stride for the advancement of women in Singapore to have the first female President, and we know that she will do Singapore proud.