Carrie Tan Huimin

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Carrie Tan
Carrie Tan Huimin

EducationDegree in Arts and Social Sciences
Alma materRaffles Girls’ Secondary School
Raffles Junior College
OccupationExecutive Director
Notable work
Working for livelihoods and financial self-sufficiency for underprivileged women in Singapore

Carrie Tan is the founding Executive Director of Daughters Of Tomorrow, an organization which enables livelihoods and financial self-sufficiency for underprivileged women in Singapore.[1]. Since 2012, she and her team has impacted more than 800 women through community mobilization to provide them with skills, confidence and access to job opportunities.

Currently, she raises awareness about urban poverty in Singapore, and forges collaboration among private, public and non-profit sectors to enable social and economic mobility for vulnerable communities[1].

Tan is a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative fellow[2] and her work in women's empowerment and advocacy for collaboration was mentioned by President Obama at a press conference during Prime Minister Lee's visit to the White House in August 2016[3].

Early Life & Education

Tan’s father is a taxi driver, and her mother is a home-maker. She has one older sister[1].

Tan is currently obtaining a Master’s in Public Administration and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy under a scholarship from Li Ka Shing Foundation. Before that, she attended Raffles Girls’ Secondary School, Raffles Junior College prior to obtaining a degree in Arts and Social Sciences, with a major in History.


Private sector

Tan was the organization & talent development manager at Splash Interactive Group to manage change. She then ran a sole proprietorship consultancy providing headhunting and talent development services in Singapore and Shanghai before leaving the private sector to found Daughters of Tomorrow [1].

Non-profit sector

In 2014, Tan was featured in a CNA documentary named “A Singaporean Abroad” about her humanitarian work in India, training women from villages who were rescued from sex-trafficking in cottage industry skills[4]

In Nov 2015, Tan was selected from amongst 500 young leaders in the region from the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative introduce President Obama at a Town Hall meeting in Kuala Lumpur[2]. In May 2016, she was awarded Honoree for the Children, World Peace and Human Rights category in the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award by Junior Chambers International in Singapore.

Daughters Of Tomorrow

Borne from indignance towards injustices suffered by women born in less fortunate circumstance, Tan’s passion for empowering women led to her creating the organization now known as Daughters Of Tomorrow [1].

Daughters of Tomorrow (DOT) helps families break out of the poverty cycle by supporting low-income women into flexible and sustained employment to help uplift their families into financial independence[5]

As the Founder and Executive Director, Tan builds awareness and bridges communities of corporates, businesses, non-profit organizations to support the financial empowerment of underprivileged women and furthers DOT’s work

Her leadership of DOT has seen it being awarded the Most Investment-worthy Social Enterprise by the Asian Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy (ACSEP) under National University of Singapore in 2015.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Womg, Kim Hoh. "Ex-headhunter now empowers disadvantaged women with ability to make a life for themselves". Straits Times. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 American Councils for International Education. "Professional Fellows Program: YSEALI Alumna Carrie Tan Introduces President Obama". Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  3. Daughters Of Tomorrow. "President Obama mentions DOT's Executive Director, Carrie Tan".
  4. Channel News Asia. "A Singaporean Abroad". Toggle. Channel News Asia.
  5. Daughters Of Tomorrow. "Vision & Mission". Daughters Of Tomorrow.

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