MOU Signing with SINDA & Panel Discussion on Resilience and Sustainability for Girls and Women, 13 May 2023

1. How can community organisations strengthen the ecosystem of resources available to help girls and women to achieve their best potential?
The answer is partnerships. This is an important aspect of sparking meaningful, positive change.
This past weekend, SHE inked a partnership and Memorandum of Understanding with the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) to do just that. At SHE, we believe in working with community and stakeholders on our journey to a more fair and equal Singapore. With clear and natural synergies between our work and SINDA's Let Her Shine (LHS) programme, SHE is excited to deepen our partnership with SINDA through collaborative efforts in our programmes, community engagements, events, public education and research.
The MOU signing also marked the launch of LHS’s mentorship programme. We believe in the power of mentorship for growth, and as a testament to this our CEO, Simran Toor has been appointed a mentor for this programme.
We look forward to fostering positive growth for the community together with SINDA.

2. Resilience and sustainability

What do these terms mean for girls and women, and how can we use them to overcome common challenges like glass-ceilings at work, or balancing work and caregiving duties?
At a panel discussion hosted by Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) last week at the launch of SINDA’s Mentorship to Let Her Shine! initiative, our CEO, Simran Toor, explored these issues and shared the following tips:
> Resilience - this comes from within. Building confidence in our abilities helps us meet the challenges ahead
> Sustainability - in order to last the course on our chosen path, we should plan ahead and seek help and guidance from others, such as mentors, sponsors and supportive peers
Thanks to fellow panelists Dr Shalini Arulanandam and Chanchul Sakhrani, and moderator Carolyn Camoens for a rich and enlightening discussion!