The Honoured Inductees to the SINGAPORE WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME

Meet the remarkable women of Singapore and be inspired by their stories! Explore the Hall by category of achievement or year of induction

Adelene Wee

Singapore’s first World Bowling Champion

Adelene Wee

Agnes Fong Sock Har

First female commanding officer in the Singapore Armed Forces

Agnes Fong Sock Har

Agnes Joaquim

First woman in the world to breed a hybrid orchid

Agnes Joaquim

Aisha Akbar

Music teacher, broadcaster, songwriter, author

Aisha Akbar

Alice Pennefather

A pioneering and outstanding sportswoman

Alice Pennefather

Aline Wong

Academic, politician and advocate for gender equality

Aline Wong

Anamah Tan

Lawyer and women’s rights activist

Anamah Tan

Anastasia Gan

Singapore’s first female commercial pilot

Anastasia Gan

Anastasia Tjendri-Liew

Founder of one of Singapore’s most successful bakery chains

Anastasia Tjendri-Liew

Ang Swee Chai

Orthopaedic surgeon and medical aid worker extraordinaire

Ang Swee Chai

Anita Sarawak

Entertainer extraordinaire

Anita Sarawak

Ann Elizabeth Wee

Pioneer in social work education in Singapore

Ann Elizabeth Wee

Anne Lee Tzu Pheng

Award-winning and internationally acclaimed poet

Anne Lee Tzu Pheng

Aziza Ali

Pioneer restaurateur and promoter of Malay culture

Aziza Ali

Bridget Tan

Champion of the rights of migrant workers

Bridget Tan

Catherine Lim

Bestselling author and social and political commentator

Catherine Lim

Chan Choy Siong

Political activist and campaigner for women’s rights

Chan Choy Siong

Chan Heng Chee

Distinguished academic and diplomat

Chan Heng Chee

Charlotte Elizabeth Ferguson-Davie

Pioneering provider of healthcare for women and children

Charlotte Elizabeth Ferguson-Davie

Che Zahara binte Noor Mohamed

Pioneering champion of the rights of women and children

Che Zahara binte Noor Mohamed

Checha Davies

Pioneering women’s rights activist

Checha Davies

Chee Swee Lee

First Singaporean woman to win an athletics gold at the Asian Games

Chee Swee Lee

Cheong Koon Hean

Key architect of Singapore’s cityscape and housing estates

Cheong Koon Hean

Chng Seok Tin

One of Singapore’s most versatile artists and advocate for disabled artists

Chng Seok Tin

Christina Ong

Global fashion entrepreneur and luxury hotelier

Christina Ong

Chua Jim Neo

Author of the definitive Mrs Lee’s Cookbook

Chua Jim Neo

Chua Sock Koong

Head of Asia’s leading communications group

Chua Sock Koong

Claire Chang

Champion of Corporate Social Responsibility

Claire Chang

Constance Goh

Pioneering activist in the local and global family planning movement

Constance Goh

Constance Mary Turnbull

Documenter of the history of Singapore

Constance Mary Turnbull

Constance Singam

Champion of civil society

Constance Singam

Cynthia Goh

Pioneer in palliative care in Singapore

Cynthia Goh

Daisy Devan

Singapore’s Mother Music

Daisy Devan

Daisy Vaithilingam

Pioneering medical social worker

Daisy Vaithilingam

Eleanor Clunies-Ross

Pioneering Athlete

Eleanor Clunies-Ross

Elizabeth Choy

War heroine, politician and teacher

Elizabeth Choy

Elizabeth Sam

Key figure in Singapore’s growth as a global financial centre

Elizabeth Sam

Ellice Handy

Culinary pioneer and educator

Ellice Handy

Esther Tan Cheng Yin

First female naval diver and endurance sports specialist

Esther Tan Cheng Yin

Euleen Goh

One of Singapore’s most sought-after female board directors

Euleen Goh

Fang Ai Lian

First woman to become partner in a professional services firm in Singapore

Fang Ai Lian

Geh Min

Champion of the environment

Geh Min

Georgette Chen

Trailblazer of the visual arts in Singapore

Georgette Chen

Geraldene Lowe-Ismail

Pioneering tour guide

Geraldene Lowe-Ismail

Gloria Beck

Pioneering Athlete

Gloria Beck

Gloria Lim

Mycology expert and first woman member of the Public Service Commission

Gloria Lim

Goh Lay Kuan

Dance pioneer and arts activist

Goh Lay Kuan

Goh Soo Khim

Choreographer and co-founder of Singapore’s first professional dance company

Goh Soo Khim

Grace Yin Pek-Ha

Pioneering community worker

Grace Yin Pek-Ha

Hajjah Fatimah Binte Sulaiman

Businesswoman and founder of Masjid Hajjah Fatimah

Hajjah Fatimah Binte Sulaiman

Halimah Yacob

First Woman President of Singapore

Halimah Yacob

Han Sai Por

One of Southeast Asia’s top sculptors

Han Sai Por

Hedwig Anuar

Pioneering librarian and women’s rights advocate

Hedwig Anuar

Helen Yeo Cheng Hoong

Pioneer in the regional expansion of Singapore’s law firms

Helen Yeo Cheng Hoong

Ho Ching

Head of one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world

Ho Ching

Ho Yuen Hoe

Abbess and charity-worker extraordinaire

Ho Yuen Hoe

Indranee Elizabeth Nadisen

Singapore’s longest-serving foster mother

Indranee Elizabeth Nadisen

Ivy Singh-Lim

Champion of farming in Singapore

Ivy Singh-Lim

Jackie Yi-Ru Ying

Award-winning researcher in nanotechnology

Jackie Yi-Ru Ying

Janet Jesudason

Pioneering athlete

Janet Jesudason

Janet Lim Chiu Mei

First local hospital matron and best-selling author

Janet Lim Chiu Mei

Janet Yee

Pioneering social worker and advocate of children’s rights

Janet Yee

Jayalekshmi Mohideen

First Female Career Ambassador

Jayalekshmi Mohideen

Jennie Chua

Icon of Singapore’s hospitality industry

Jennie Chua

Jennifer Lee Gek Choo

Hospital administrator and advocate for women, family and the elderly

Jennifer Lee Gek Choo

Jenny Lau Buong Bee

Singapore’s first female judge

Jenny Lau Buong Bee

Jing Jun Hong

Pioneering table tennis player and coach

Jing Jun Hong

Joanna Wong Quee Heng

Doyenne Of Cantonese Opera In Singapore

Joanna Wong Quee Heng

Joscelin Yeo Wei Ling

The only athlete with 40 SEA Games gold medals

Joscelin Yeo Wei Ling

Judith Prakash

Key Figure In Singapore’s Growth As A Global Arbitration Hub

Judith Prakash

Julie Tan Eng Poh

Founder of the first and only credit union for women in Singapore

Julie Tan Eng Poh

Junie Sng Poh Leng

First Singapore woman to win swimming gold at the Asian Games

Junie Sng Poh Leng

Kanwaljit Soin

Campaigner dedicated to improving the lives of women

Kanwaljit Soin

Karen Tan Puay Kiow

First woman colonel in the Singapore Armed Forces

Karen Tan Puay Kiow

Kartina Dahari

The Queen of Keroncong

Kartina Dahari

Khatijun Nissa Siraj

Pioneering activist for Muslim women’s rights

Khatijun Nissa Siraj

Khoo Teh Lynn

Singapore’s first female fighter pilot

Khoo Teh Lynn

Koh Chai Hong

Trailblazer in the Singapore Armed Forces

Koh Chai Hong

Koh Kheng Lian

Pioneer in the development of environmental law in the region

Koh Kheng Lian

Kwa Geok Choo

Co-founder of one of Singapore’s largest law firms

Kwa Geok Choo

Lai Siu Chiu

First woman on the Supreme Court Bench

Lai Siu Chiu

Lam Lay Yong

Award-winning authority on the history of Chinese mathematics

Lam Lay Yong

Laurentia Tan

Singapore’s most decorated Paralympian

Laurentia Tan

Leaena Tambyah

Pioneering social worker and advocate for special needs children

Leaena Tambyah

Lee Choo Neo

First local woman to practise as a medical doctor

Lee Choo Neo

Lee Suet Fern

Founder of Stamford Law Corporation

Lee Suet Fern

Li Lienfung

Award-winning bilingual writer and successful businesswoman

Li Lienfung

Lim Hwee Hua

First woman Cabinet minister

Lim Hwee Hua

Lim Sok Bee

First woman to command an artillery battalion

Lim Sok Bee

Lim Soo Hoon

First woman Permanent Secretary

Lim Soo Hoon

Lucy Wan

Trailblazer in the field of pharmacy

Lucy Wan

Lynnette Seah

Acclaimed violinist and founding member of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Lynnette Seah

Maggie Lim

First schoolgirl in Singapore to win the Queen’s Scholarship

Maggie Lim

Margaret Leng Tan

The world’s first toy piano virtuoso

Margaret Leng Tan

Maria Dyer

Founder of St Margaret’s School, the first girls’ school in East Asia

Maria Dyer

Marjorie Doggett

Champion of animal rights

Marjorie Doggett

Mary Beatrice Klass

Pioneering Athlete

Mary Beatrice Klass

Mary Quintal

First woman assistant superintendent of police

Mary Quintal

May Wong

Pioneer community worker and tireless fund-raiser

May Wong

Miranda Yap

Pioneer of biomedical sciences in Singapore

Miranda Yap

Mozelle Nissim

Grand Old Lady of Singapore’s Jewish community

Mozelle Nissim

Nalla Tan

Pioneering advocate for sex & public health education

Nalla Tan

National Women’s Table Tennis Team

Li Jiawei, Wang Yuegu, Feng Tianwei

National Women’s Table Tennis Team

Neila Sathyalingam

Leading Exponent Of Indian Classical Dance In Singapore

Neila Sathyalingam

Noeleen Heyzer

Global champion of sustainable development and women’s rights

Noeleen Heyzer

Olivia Lum

Founder of one of the world’s leading water treatment companies

Olivia Lum

Oon Chiew Seng

Founder of the first nursing home for dementia patients

Oon Chiew Seng

Patricia Chan Li-Yin

Trailblazing swimmer and Singapore’s first Golden Girl

Patricia Chan Li-Yin

Phan Wait Hong

Grande dame of Beijing opera in Singapore

Phan Wait Hong

Phyllis Eu Cheng Li

First woman elected to public office in Singapore

Phyllis Eu Cheng Li

Phyllis Tan Poh Lian

First woman president of the Law Society

Phyllis Tan Poh Lian

Puan Noor Aishah

Singapore’s first First Lady

Puan Noor Aishah

Rahimah Rahim

Singapore’s first lady of song

Rahimah Rahim

Ruth Wong Hie King

Pioneering educator who transformed teacher training in Singapore

Ruth Wong Hie King

Sarah Mary Josephine Winstedt

Pioneer in paediatrics in Singapore and Malaya

Sarah Mary Josephine Winstedt

Seow Peck Leng

Educator, social worker and women’s rights activist

Seow Peck Leng

Shirin Fozdar

Pioneering women’s rights activist

Shirin Fozdar

Singapore Women’s Everest Team

Jane Lee, Sim Yihui, Joanne Soo, Lee Peh Gee, Lee Li Hui, Esther Tan

Singapore Women’s Everest Team

Som Said

Entrepreneur and pioneer of Singapore Malay dance

Som Said

Sophia Blackmore

Founder of Methodist Girls’ School

Sophia Blackmore

Sophia Pang

First Singapore woman to ski to the South Pole

Sophia Pang

St. Mathilde Raclot

Founder of the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus schools

St. Mathilde Raclot

Stella Kon

Author of the internationally staged Emily of Emerald Hill

Stella Kon

Suchen Christine Lim

Award-winning novelist

Suchen Christine Lim

Sylvia Kho

Pioneering bridal gown designer and entrepreneur

Sylvia Kho

Tan Cheng Hiong

Pioneer champion of women’s rights

Tan Cheng Hiong

Tan Chew Neo

Pioneering community worker

Tan Chew Neo

Tan Sau Fun

First and only female professor of chemistry in Singapore

Tan Sau Fun

Tan Teck Neo

Philanthropist and pioneering community leader

Tan Teck Neo

Tan Yoon Yin

Singapore’s first lady of netball

Tan Yoon Yin

Tang Pui Wah

Hurdler and Singapore’s first female Olympian

Tang Pui Wah

Teo Soon Kim

First woman admitted to the Singapore bar

Teo Soon Kim

Teresa Hsu Chih

One of Asia’s most inspiring social workers

Teresa Hsu Chih

Theresa Chan Poh Lin

The Helen Keller of Southeast Asia

Theresa Chan Poh Lin

Theresa Foo

First Asian female chief executive at Standard Chartered Bank

Theresa Foo

Theresa Goh

Pioneering Paralympic swimmer and advocate for disability sports

Theresa Goh

Thung Syn Neo

Pioneering social worker and key mover behind the Family Service Centre initiative

Thung Syn Neo

Violet Oon

Singapore’s food ambassador

Violet Oon

Wong-Lee Siok Tin

Standard setter for Singapore’s broadcast journalists

Wong-Lee Siok Tin

Yang Chang Man

Protector of the Raffles Collection

Yang Chang Man

Yip Pin Xiu

Singapore’s first Olympic-level gold medal winner

Yip Pin Xiu

Yu-Foo Yee Shoon

Trade unionist and first woman mayor

Yu-Foo Yee Shoon

Yuen Peng McNeice

Philanthropist and pioneering conservationist

Yuen Peng McNeice

Zena Clarke Tessensohn

Founder of Singapore’s first sports club for girls

Zena Clarke Tessensohn

Zuraidah Abdullah

First woman to become a Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police

Zuraidah Abdullah

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