A single noun that is as divisive as it is the epitome of indomitable human strength. Despite the modernities of the 21st century, society at large continues to place limitations on females.
The world is changing, though – and rapidly so. And this year, The Peak honours 10 women who have shattered the proverbial glass ceiling and scaled the corporate rungs.
In consultation with the Singapore Institute of International Affairs and Patrick Daniel, editor-in-chief of SPH’s English/Malay/Tamil Media group, we turn the spotlight on 10 individuals across different industries.
From medicine, architecture and law, to social activism, IT and finance, they have changed the face of what are traditionally male domains. Their influence doesn’t stop at the professional level; it permeates through and uplifts all levels of life.
One humanitarian has helped the institutionalisation of a security resolution that impacts and protects millions of women around the world. A top banker, who created a women’s network for financial professionals when there was none, has led a local bank into the big boys’ league. Yet another is lauded for transforming a 127-year-old family business into a dynamic powerhouse.
These are their stories.