Indian Women's Association Singapore    


History

Launched as the Expatriate Indian Women’s Club, the Association was launched on September 20, 1997, coincidentally India’s 50th year of independence. 

This newly formed social non-profit organization’s mission was to provide a “home away from home.” In addition, it was earmarked as a support network and a link to our rich culture, through the promotion and import of exclusively Indian events such as plays, music, art, fashion, and dance performances. And so it began…

The Indian Women's Association was founded in 1998 as a social and cultural club to provide the group of women arriving in Singapore a connect. 

IWA's activities centered around celebrating the festivals of India, bringing in artisans and luminaries of Indian culture and sports as well as being a place where Indian women could meet other like-minded women through activities and social gatherings. Originally launched as an expats group, it was then called Expat Indian Women's Association (EIWA) under the patronage of the High Commission of India. The charter was subsequently changed to include all Indian women residing in Singapore, and the name was changed to Indian Women's Association Singapore, to reflect this. 

Membership was opened to women of Indian origin and women married to Indian men as well. Today, it has opened its membership to all women who are interested in its programs and clubs through the new Associate Membership.

Past Presidents

2023 Gauri Savadi

2022 Selme Singh/Madhu Suri

2021 Selme Singh

2020         Anuradha Shroff

2019         Anuradha Shroff

2018         Garima Lalwani/Chandan Lehal

2017         Garima Lalwani

2016         Sukanya Pushkarna

2015         Sukanya Pushkarna

2014         Piu Lahiri

2013        Piu Lahiri

2012         Subina Khaneja

2011         Subina Khaneja

2010         Shalini Sinha

2009         Shalini Sinha

2008      Shalini Sinha

2007         Binifer Kaushal

2006         Vanitha Narasimhan

2005         Nandini Gupta/ Vanitha Narasimhan

2004         Pinky Pant

2003         Radhika Kothari

2002         Bina Batlivala

2001         Lata Iyer 

2000         Lubna Jumabhouy

1999         Lata Iyer 

1998         Julie Mehta 

1997         Julie Mehta



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