Dr Kanwaljit Soin is a practicing medical specialist and was Singapore’s first female Nominated Member of Parliament. She is a founder of many civil society organizations including WINGS (Women’s Initiative for Ageing Successfully) and AWARE (Association of Women for Action and Research). She was a global ambassador of UK-based HelpAge International which serves disadvantaged older people worldwide.
In 2000, she was presented the “Women Who Make a Difference Award” by the International Women’s Forum, Washington D.C. In 2006, Dr Soin was presented with the lifetime Achievement Award by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (Unifem) Singapore. She was named Singapore’s “Her World Woman of the Year” in 1992, and in 2014 she was inducted to the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame.
In 2018 she wrote a book entitled “Silver Shades of Grey” – Memos for Successful Ageing in the 21st Century.