The Singapore Council of Women’s (SCWO) held its 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, 25 June 2022, at SCWO Centre.
It was heartwarming to see the happy smiling faces of our members, who gathered physically for the AGM for the first time since 2019. Ms. Junie Foo delivered the President’s Address, highlighting SCWO’s activities and initiatives for 2021, including our active role in the year-long “Conversations on Singapore Women’s Development”.
Junie also spoke about SCWO presenting our report to the Prime Minister at the closing session of “Conversations on Singapore Women’s Development”, That was a significant moment for SCWO. At the session, the Prime Minister announced that he supports one of our recommendations to dedicate a public space to and celebrate women.
Junie said, “This space, a garden, is right in the heart of the City at Green. We are thrilled that our proposal was accepted and that discussions have started. Moving forward, we want to involve many women to share their ideas and dreams for Women’s Garden!”
As there were no objections to the annual reports or the past AGM minutes, the meeting was adjourned smoothly and successfully soon after.
The 22nd Executive Board, elected at this AGM, will be serving for the next two years, from 2022 to 2024.
Junie Foo, the President of the previous term, was unopposed and will begin her second term as President of the SCWO. There a total of 15 nominees for 11 board positions. The newly elected board comprises women leaders from SCWO’s member with diverse interests and focus. They all have the shared vision to empower, uplift and support our women and girls. They bring with them a wealth of experience working with the communities, as well as their own professional expertise in various economic and non-economic sectors.
“I look forward to working with my new board on the 25 Action Plans laid out in the White Paper on Singapore Women’s Development. Together with the new Board and the Management of SCWO, we will continue to engage our member on women’s issues to work towards SCWO’s ideals of “Equal Space. Equal Voice, Equal Worth” for all women and girls,” said President Junie Foo.
The following are SCWO’s 22nd Executive Board members, who were elected at the AGM:
Yian San Seow
Association of Women Doctors of Singapore
Ong Soh Chin
Association of Women for Action and Research
Business and Professional Women’s Association (Singapore) – Third Chapter
Financial Women’s Association (Singapore)
Pek Lay Peng
Noorfarahin Binte Ahmad
NTUC Women and Family Unit
Rahayu Binte Mohamad
Singapore Muslim Women’s Association (Persatuan Pemudi Islam Singapura)
Lee Li Hua
Singapore Women’s Association
Bay Teck Cheng
Society for WINGS
United Women Singapore
Wong Jia Yun
Young Women’s Leadership Network Council
SCWO will announce the appointments of the board members and co-opt like-minded to strengthen the board. The announcement will be made .