Tag: Singapore women

Is the Bicentennial Bonus a consolation prize in the worst place for women to work among ‘gender-equal’ nations?

Singapore—Josephine Teo, the country’s Manpower Minister said in Parliament on Wednesday, February 27, that a S$1,000 Bicentennial Bonus Central Provident Fund (CPF) top-up that would be given to women is a “tribute" to them. These women, she said, stayed at home to take care of their...

Women ‘book in’ for first ever NS boot camp, S’porean males completely unimpressed

Last weekend, 103 women of various ages participated in the first ever Women’s Boot Camp at Maju Camp, experiencing the standard obstacle course—without the 20 kg weight usually carried, assault rifle handling, a short march, rescue operations and various other activities, including eating combat...

You can’t blow the whistle on this lady

Ashikin Hashim, 25, is known for getting exclusive interviews with international footballers. Under her own brand name, Futbolita, she is a sports correspondent and presenter for Yahoo! Southeast Asia and Starhub TV. She is also one of the few female FIFA Players’ Agents. I pointed out...

Glass ceiling lower for Singapore’s women, unless we change

Singapore business is male-dominated in boardrooms. A Diversity Task Force survey just published showed that 57 per cent of 300 publicly-listed companies here had all male boards (the select group in each company that directs policy). Only 8.3 per cent of listed company directorships...