EDI­TOR’S NOTE

Herworld (Singapore) - - NEWS - Please join us. –`JE, creative edi­tor

Ever since 1991 (the year we launched the Her World Woman of the Year award) and 1999 (when we first in­tro­duced the Her World Young Woman Achiever award), we have been shin­ing the spot­light on ex­cep­tional women. Not just be­cause they do ex­cep­tional work, or do it ex­cep­tion­ally well.

It’s be­cause these women have shown us that what­ever their vo­ca­tion, they do it with pas­sion, love, grace and kind­ness. They give it their best. They find some way to al­ways give back. Yet they never let what they do de­fine them in re­stric­tive ways.

This year, we hon­our Angelene Chan, CEO of DP Ar­chi­tects, as Her World Woman of the Year 2017, and film­maker Kirsten Tan, whose award-win­ning movie Pop Aye is just the start of bet­ter things to come.

Above left: Angelene Chan, DP Ar­chi­tects’ rst woman CEO, has put Singapore on the in­ter­na­tional map with The Dubai Mall and build­ings along Lon­don’s Royal Docks. Above right: How pas­sion­ate is Kirsten Tan about her craft? She’s pre­pared to lose her one good eye (she’s legally blind in her other eye be­cause of a ge­netic con­di­tion) to be able to keep mak­ing more lms now.

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