Following AWARE’s enlightening panel discussion on poverty and inequality in August, 1880 continues the important conversation on inequality in Singapore. Why do women from low-income households choose to remain unemployed? What sort of challenges do they face striving for economic security while balancing responsibilities at home? The discussion will explore how members of society and the state can improve and fix the situation.
Corinna will kick off the discussion with a short presentation on AWARE’s low-income mothers’ report.
Teo You Yenn is a sociologist whose research focuses on issues around inequalities, poverty, welfare, state-society relations, citizenship, and gender. She is currently Associate Professor and Head of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University and received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley in 2005. She has written two books: Neoliberal Morality in Singapore: How family policies make state and society (Routledge, 2011) and This is What Inequality Looks Like (Ethos Books, 2018).
Corinna Lim is the first Executive Director of AWARE, the Association of Women for Action and Research. Prior to joining AWARE, Corinna practised law for more than 10 years. She has a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University and is a Fulbright Scholar.
Fannie Lim heads Employer Engagement at Daughters of Tomorrow* and oversees the bridging efforts of beneficiaries to meaningful jobs while advocating for conducive work environments, creating a network of enlightened employers which forms that community for every woman to realise their full potential.
Siti Aishah has 3 young children ages 2, 4, and 6 years. She recently started a part-time job as an assistant admin officer, allowing her to earn an income to send her kids to school. She is a beneficiary of Daughters of Tomorrow and is now a volunteer at the organisation as a woman leader.
*DOT’s work helps families break out of the poverty vicious cycle and positively impact their children. In Singapore, DOT addresses urban poverty by providing support to channel underprivileged women into flexible and sustained employment to help uplift their families into financial-independence. (add this to website)
The Salon Night will start promptly at 7pm. Please come at 6:30pm if you intend to get drinks or food before the event.
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