The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) wanted to pay homage to the work of certain inspirational women in law who go above and beyond their normal duties in order to impact society in a positive manner. These ten inspirational women who actively work on social causes, were honoured in SCCA’s gala dinner called “Elegance Inspired”, which is a collaboration between the SCCA and Larry Jewelry.

These ladies were invited to grace the gala dinner while wearing beautiful jewelry sponsored by Larry Jewelry, one of the leading jewelers in Singapore. Larry Jewelry hosted these 10 inspirational women as they tried on the beautiful jewellery collection that is to be showcased at the event.

Watch what inspires these women here.

Presenting the 10 ladies:

1. Cheah Wui Ling is an Assistant Professor at NUS Law, and an avid champion of various pro-bono projects. One of her latest projects is the establishment of the Singapore War Crimes Trials Web Portal Project aimed at creating public awareness and interest in war crimes trials conducted in Singapore after WWII, by making this information available on an open access basis.

2. Charmaine Yap champions the rights of migrant workers and works with Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) on a Labour Court Research Project. She also wrote a practitioner’s manual on cross-border migrant worker claims and coordinated a 4-country project on legal issues faced by workers on 4 migration routes.

3. Mavis Low serves as mentorship director in the executive committee leading the Young Women’s Leadership Connection which is a platform empowering women to lead and serve in society.

4. June Lim is MD of Eden Law Corporation, a social enterprise law firm founded in 2014 with the sole aim of ensuring access to justice. Her firm away $125,000 value in pro-bono legal services in the past year, and aims to be a premier low bono law firm in Singapore providing legal representation to clients of modest means and to under-represented communities in Singapore.

5. Venezia Wee is passionate about working to raise awareness on the global water crisis and methods of conservation and is the founder of the Global Water-crisis Awareness (GWA) International Movement serving to educate members of the public about methods to conserve water.

6. Jesslyn Koh volunteers at Tan Tock Seng Hospital as a Night Sitter and spends her Friday nights caring for “fall-risk” patients in the ward.

7. Uma Sharma’s passion is in the area of criminal justice. She is a member of the Innocence Project investigating claims of wrongful convictions in Singapore.

8. Ruby Lee is an Associate Professor of law at NUS and a pro bono champion who also works with the Ministry of Social and Family Development on various projects. One such project is the Panel Deputyship project for the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled in Singapore (MINDS), which provides for a more simplified and cost-effective process in the application for deputyship.

9. Grace Teo is the Deputy Chief Editor of the Singapore Law Review and also one of the founders of “Letters of the Law”, a website with the aim to use the power of story to create a pocket of positivity in the legal community. It publishes letters written by law graduates to their younger selves.

10. Joanna Szafranska volunteers at Pathlight and Willing Hearts and is passionate about ensuring underprivileged children have adequate access to support and education.

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