SCWO has built up a database of women of distinction, and its researchers are constantly adding names and information to this. SCWO member organisations and members of the public are encouraged to suggest names to be added to the database. 
The Resource Panel reviews the database and comes up with a shortlist of candidates for induction each year. The Selection Panel then decides on those to be inducted. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony is the highlight each year of SCWO’s International Women’s Day celebrations.
The criteria for induction

Citizen or resident of Singapore, or a woman who was born in Singapore, and who meets one or more of the following:

  • A pioneer in her field
  • Set new standards for achievement
  • Made significant and enduring contributions to her field and to society
  • Elevated the status of women
  • Helped to open new frontiers for women and for society
  • An inspiration to others

The 2017 Selection Panel

Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large
Aline Wong, Chancellor, SIM University; Adjunct Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Noeleen Heyzer, Former Under Secretary General, United Nations
Rosa Daniel, Chief Executive Officer, National Heritage Board
Kevin Tan, Adjunct Professor, NUS Law Faculty