3 April 2010
After the SLC meeting at Eunos CC, YEC members joined fellow grassroots members of Eunos to attend our Adviser Mr Zainul's daughter's wedding function at the Malay Heritage Centre.
Some of us then went to the Giraffe Restaurant @ Istana Park to participate in the PAYM Policy Forum @ Aljunied GRC & Hougang SMC - "Women's Leadership Roles in Today's Society".
The Guest-of-Honour is Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance & Transport, MP for Aljunied GRC & Adviser to Serangoon Grassroots Organisations.
Along with her are panellists: Ms Sophia Pang, the first Singaporean woman to reach the South Pole; Ms Genecia Lou, South East Asia Woman of Excellence 2010, Ms United Nations Singapore 2010/2011 & Miss Singapore International 2006/2007; Ms Merry Riana, Winner of Spirit of Enterprise and best-selling author.
The 4 ladies from different walks of life shared their various experiences. I was particularly drawn to Ms Pang who narrated how she prepared for her expedition and how tough the journey was. Sometimes, she had to take over her male counterparts when they are down.