Singapore Women's Weekly: Great Women of Our Time

Our Co-founder Saleemah Ismail is nominated in the Public Service and Education category for this year's Great Women of Our Time. 

Every year, The Singapore Women's Weekly holds these awards to shine a light on 18 inspirational women who are making an impact. 

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Saleemah started her career in the private sector, but the call for social activism proved too strong and she soon moved to a consultation role with UN Women and UNDP. 

In her interview with Singapore Women's Weekly, Saleemah said this about forming New Life Stories

My friends and I were invited by the Singapore Prison Service to develop a vocational training programme for the female inmates. I found out that many of those imprisoned were mothers and that they were extremely remorseful for the pain they caused their family.