Happiest International Women’s Day!
Thank you for doing all that you do, all the hats that you wear, all the trails you’ve been blazing, all the glass ceilings you’ve been smashing, all the care you’ve been giving, all the families you’ve been raising, and all the women you’ve been inspiring.
I am glad that more and more people are celebrating women, and that celebrations are carrying on beyond March 8. I am also looking forward to the opportunities that will arise in 2021 – the year of Celebrating SG Women.
PPIS recently teamed up with Young Women in Leadership Dialogue (YWILD) and MENDAKI Club (MClub) to celebrate young women by chronicling an anthology of unprecedented stories which will certainly inspire more young women to move to the beat of her own drum.
On the very same day, we celebrated one of our founding members, Mummy Khatijun Nissa whose trailblazing ways inspired the very characters in the book.
We will also be commemorating IWD 2021 by engaging ceiling smashers of today to envision the women of tomorrow – when PPIS turns 100 in 2052. Isn’t that exciting? Please join us on Saturday, March 27th at 10.30am. Sign up now! Be a part of the future.
In my Malay commentary published by Berita Mediacorp on International Women’s Day itself, I highlighted that there are many ways to celebrate women – one way is to #ChooseToChallenge.
I thank the male allies who #ChooseToChallenge unconscious gender biases and continue to play an active role to uplift women. I call for more males to join the enlightened.
Another piece of good news came our way on March 22, and we applaud the likely review on nurses wearing tudung. Creating an equitable society for women is an ongoing process in Singapore – one that requires the support of everyone. We understand these things take time and there’s a lot to consider. PPIS appreciates the ongoing discussions and engagements and we stand ready to be of service.
There’s a lot to be grateful for and there’s a lot to be hopeful for. In this year of celebrating SG women, we remain faithful in upholding our mission of inspiring women and strengthening families.
From the #OnePPIS family, here’s wishing you a Happy International Women’s Day once more and may all the empowered women, empower other women!