Parent & Child believes that Social Enterprises are a good cause to support and they deserve more visibility. To help promote awareness and recognise efforts, we have short-listed the following entities that combine social responsibility and innovative business practices, with many empowering women from disadvantaged backgrounds. Do reach out to them directly if you wish to support them in any way.
A Singapore-registered social enterprise that empowers women through skills development, gainful employment, and micro-entrepreneurship since 2014.
Other than selling vegan food to the public, they focus on distributing free cooked vegan food to the needy in whole of Singapore on weekends right to their doorsteps with the help of their volunteers and family members.
Singapore's first socially-conscious salon that was established with the aim of providing vocational training and employment to local marginalized women with a higher barrier to employment, so as to help them progress from a position of vulnerability to security and self-sufficiency.
A social training programme run by Hello Flowers. It aims to empower local women from disadvantaged backgrounds in a holistic manner. They work with social service agencies within the community to equip these ladies with crafting and simple entrepreneurial skills.
On the sustainability front, the eatery aims to provide equal job opportunities and an inclusive working environment for people with disabilities and ex-inmates. For every five meals sold, a complimentary meal is also donated to a child from a resource-poor background
Promotes active aging for women, particularly for those from low-income families. Wings is also planning to develop more services and programmes for skills development, employment, and entrepreneurship for older women in Singapore.
The national coordinating body of women’s organizations in Singapore, founded in 1980. SCWO aims to promote ‘Equal Space, Equal Voice, and Equal Worth’ for women in Singapore via outreach programmes and practical help like Star Shelter ‒ the only secular crisis center in Singapore ‒ that offers safe temporary refuge for women and children who are victims of family violence. It also offers free Legal Clinics with the support of volunteer lawyers from Singapore Association of Women Lawyers (SAWL)
Empowers women to become successful entrepreneurs through networking opportunities, business matching, and professional development. Offers seminars, mentorships, a ‘matching’ programme that puts together potential co-founders for new businesses and an incubator programme.