On Aug 24, close to 300 guests gathered at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore for the annual Her World Woman of the Year awards ceremony. Mdm Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore, graced the event as guest of honour.

Since 1991, the awards have paid tribute to women who have charted breakthroughs in their industries while making an impact in Singapore and abroad.

This year, Ng Ling Ling, previous managing director of Community Chest and now director of community engagement and head of projects in future primary care at Ministry of Health was named Woman of the Year while Olivia Lee, founder of the eponymous design company, walked away with the accolade of Young Woman Achiever.

(Related: Meet Her World’s Woman of the Year Ng Ling Ling and Young Woman Achiever Olivia Lee)