Ms Hazlina Abdul Halim

President, Singapore Muslim Women’s Association (PPIS) CEO, Make-A-Wish Foundation

Hazlina Abdul Halim is President of the Singapore Muslim Women’s Association (PPIS), an organisation dedicated to inspiring women and strengthening families.   

PPIS runs 11 centres for women, families, and children – including Singapore’s first secular halfway house for women, two student care centres, two family service centres, a divorce support specialist agency, a fostering agency, as well as centres for young marriages and stepfamilies. Under her leadership, PPIS launched its first-ever research publication on the Aspirations of Singapore Muslim Women, built Singapore’s first secular all-women Halfway House, launched a post-graduate scholarship for women in partnership with LBKM, and officiated a new women-centric initiative called RED Space. 

Hazlina is the Chairperson of the board of Oaks Plus Limited which manages nine early childhood education centers and serves on the boards of MigrantWell, the Singapore Business Federation Foundation, as well as Yayasan MENDAKI and is a member of Community Chest. In 2023, Hazlina received the Community Cares Awards from MSF for her service.  

Professionally, Hazlina is Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish Singapore, a children’s charity that grants the wishes of children bravely living with critical illness. 

Previously, Hazlina was a Public Affairs Advisor and before that, spent 15 years on the ground, tracking political, social, and community developments closely as a Presenter/Editor with Mediacorp. 

She is married to an inspiring male ally. 

Panel Discussion (1.30pm)

The Gender Pay Gap: How We Can Close It

Despite societal progress and legislative milestones, Singapore women are still being paid less than their male counterparts. What are the real issues holding us back from bridging the divide and could more transparency about pay be a catalyst for change?

SWHF Heritage Walk


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