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Crucible of Excellence

RGS has produced many distinguished, high profile women over the years including scholars, leaders in various sectors of the economy, as well as women in high office.

Some of our distinguished women


Ms Claire Chiang 
Senior Vice President, Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd
Member, RGS Board of Governors

Ms Chua Sock Koong 
CEO, Singtel

Mrs Lee Suet Fern
Chairman and Senior Director, Stamford Law Corporation


Mrs Carmee Lim
Mentor Principal, MindChamps
Former Principal, RGS


Ms Kit Chan
Pioneer generation of Singaporean singers to successfully break into the international market
Multi-hyphenate talent in areas such as singing, theatre, television drama, poetry, song writing and community work

Ms Beatrice Chia-Richmond
Founder, Running Into The Sun Pte Ltd
First female creative director for the 2011 National Day Parade
Creative director for the opening and closing ceremonies of the SEA Games 2015

Ms Stella Kon
Award-winning playwright, novelist, short story writer and poet
Best-known for her drama, Emily of Emerald Hill

Ms Ruth Ling
Founder, Red Roof Records
Highly sought-after producer, arranger, songwriter and music director
Winner of the 2013 Young Artist Award

Dr Lee Tzu Pheng
Award-winning and internationally acclaimed poet

Ms Jean Loo Qingwen
Owner, Logue
Mentor to youths through programmes such as NOISE Singapore

Ms Corrinne May
Award-winning singer-songwriter

Ms Rani Singam
One of Asia’s most sought-after vocalists
Named in ‘The Jazz Singers, The Ultimate Guide’, a 2008 Hal Leonard publication

Ms Siow Lee Chin
Renowned violinist
First Singaporean to be admitted to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, USA

Ms Stefanie Sun
Award-winning Mandopop singer-songwriter


Ms Chan Lai Fung
Permanent Secretary (Education), Ministry of Education

Dr Cheong Koon Hean
CEO, Housing and Development Board (HDB)
Deputy Secretary (Special Duties), Ministry of National Development

Dr Amy Khor
Senior Minister of State, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Ministry of Health
Member of Parliament, Hong Kah North SMC

Professor Ng-Loy Wee Loon
Honorary Senior Council
Law professor, National University of Singapore

Ms Denise Phua
Mayor, Central Singapore District
Member of Parliament, Jalan Besar GRC
Co-Founder, Pathlight School

Honourable Justice Judith Prakash
Judge, Supreme Court
Chairperson, RGS Board of Governors

Ms Sim Ann
Senior Minister of State - Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Member of Parliament - Holland, Bukit Timah GRC


Professor Jackie Ying 
Executive Director, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
Member, RGS Board of Governors


Ms Bernise Ang
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Syinc
Emeritus Board member, International Youth Foundation

Ms Chan Li Shan
Youngest Singaporean to publish a first-person narrative of mental illness, which was nominated for the Singapore Literature Prize
Awarded the ‘Most Promising Advocate’ at the inaugural Singapore Advocacy Awards

Mrs Betty Chen
President, Chinese Women’s Association

Ms Vivian Claire Liew
Founder, PhilanthropyWorks
First Asian elected as board director of Medecins Sans Frontieres in Brussels

Ms Rebekah Lin
Founder, The Social Co
Came up with the 50 for 50 programme in conjunction with SG50 celebrations
Co-Founder, Early Reader and Chloros Solutions

Ms Phua Huijia
Founder, Skillseed
Founder, BYO Café at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, which helped Yale University achieve a Silver mark under a nation-wide Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System
Mentor for Youth Horizons

Mrs Leaena Tambyah
Started Singapore’s first school for children with multiple disabilities in 1979

Ms Karen Tan
Founder, Pocket Projects
Award-winning project ‘Lorong 24A Shophouse Series’ involved a successful regeneration and repositioning of a run-down street in Geylang

Dr Wong Ting Hway
Trauma and general surgeon, Singapore General Hospital
First Singaporean doctor to work full-time with the International Committee of the Red Cross
One of the ‘1000 PeaceWomen across the Globe’ who were collectively nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize (2005)


Ms Quah Ting Wen
National swimmer
Represented Singapore at the 2008 Olympic Games
Flag bearer for the 2009 Asian Youth Games and 2015 SEA Games

Ms Elisa Yukie Yokoyama
National sailor
Sportsgirl of the Year 2012
Mentor for Sailability, a national sailing programme for the disabled