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SCCCI Career Women’s Group Celebrates International Women’s Day with First-ever Fundraising Concert and Conference

Press Release   •   Feb 27, 2017 14:22 SGT

SINGAPORE – The Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry’sCareer Women's Group (SCCCI-CWG) will hold its first-ever fundraising concert and conference on 4 March 2017 at the Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore.

The event will be officiated by Grace Fu Hai Yien, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth. Themed Women for Women, SCCCI-CWG Her World International Women’s Day 2017 (SCCCI-CWG Her World IWD 2017) celebrates the strength of women from diverse professions. The event is a fundraiser for two charitable organisations: Tsao Foundation’s Hua Mei Centre, which pioneered an approach to ageing and eldercare by helping mature adults, especially older women, master their ageing journey and the Yellow Ribbon Fund, specifically the CN Children Support Programme which seeks to nurture the development of cognitive and socio-emotional skills among children of ex-offenders.

SCCCI-CWG Chairperson, Quek Soo Boon said, “The International Women’s Day has transformed and grown tremendously, tripling its attendance from previous years. From exceptional keynote speakers to the inclusion of a philanthropic element, along with a concert, we anticipate a wonderful afternoon, inspiring and celebrating the strength of women with some eight hundred women from all walks of life. This year, we are pleased to have the support of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry as co-organisers, working together to promote social cohesion and inter-ethnic relations, fostering good partnership between two ethnic Chambers.”

The conference features seven distinguished career women who have broken the glass ceiling to succeed in business. Plenary speakers include Ong Chih Ching, Executive Chairman & Executive Director, KOP Limited; Yang Yanqing, Deputy Editor-In-Chief, Yicai Media Group; and Noni Sri Ayati Purnomo, President Director, Blue Bird Group Holdings.

A panel titled Women in roads less travelled features Mary Ann Tsao, Chairman, Tsao Foundation; Theresa Goh, Paralympic Swimmer; and Siow Lee Chin, Concert Violinist and Professor of Violin, College of Charleston, who will share their unique journeys. The panel will be moderated by Jamie Yeo, Mediacorp Gold 905 DJ.

The star-studded concert hosted by Diana Ser will feature celebrity performers Siow Lee Chin and Olivia Ong. Guest performers include Wee Wei Ling, Executive Director (Asset & Lifestyle), Pan Pacific Hotels Group, and the St. Nicholas Girls’ School Alumnae Association’s choir.

The SCCCI Career Women’s Group (CWG) was established in July 1994 to attract women to participate in its activities and expand their business network. Today, CWG has more than 900 female members as part of their community. The CWG members meet regularly to network and share their experiences through lunch seminars, talks and tea sessions.

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About SCCCI Career Women’s Group (CWG)

The SCCI Career Women’s Group (CWG) was established in July 1994 aiming to attract more women to participate in the SCCCI activities and expand their network. Today, CWG has more than 900 female members as part of their community. The CWG members gather regularly for luncheon seminars, talks and tea sessions to communicate with each other for networking and experience sharing as well as listen to talks by guest speakers on topics of interest.

About Tsao Foundation’s Hua Mei Centre

The Hua Mei Centre for Successful Ageing (HMCSA) is an integrated collective of various community aged care service models that we have pioneered since 1993. HMCSA is a one-stop, first-stop primary healthcare provider. They deliver team-managed medical, social, and psycho-emotional care primarily to adults aged 40 years and above living in the community. HMSCA also offers support and guidance to their caregivers.

About The Yellow Ribbon Project

Launched in 2004, the Yellow Ribbon Fund is the first and only national charity dedicated to funding, developing and implementing reintegration programmes for inmates and ex-offenders, and family support programmes to strengthen their family ties. The Yellow Ribbon Fund was granted Institute of Public Character (IPC) status since August 2004. Its Charity Registration Number (UEN) is T04CC1808H.

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