Early Bird Entry Deadline:
Monday, 5 February 2024
Standard Entry Deadline:
Thursday, 22 February 2024
Final Entry Deadline:
Wednesday, 6 March 2024
We invite you to join us in recognising women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and fostered ground-breaking innovation over the past 12 months. Additionally, we aim to acknowledge future leaders including emphasising the significance of women in tech and those driving ESG and sustainability efforts to combat the climate crisis.
Nominate yourself or someone deserving, as we seek not only those at the pinnacle of their careers but also rising stars with a promising trajectory for future growth. Your contributions, both in and beyond the workplace, are invaluable to shaping a more inclusive and equal industry.
The Women Leading Change Awards is open to all women except Diversity & Inclusion Champion and Women Advancement Champion which are open to both men and women across all industries and sectors.
Nominees who have raised awareness demonstrated outstanding leadership, fostered groundbreaking innovation, driven change, and made an impact during the eligibility period.
All entries should relate to achievements ONLY during the period 1 January 2023 – 6 March 2024.
Written entries that do not focus on the eligibility period but include achievements outside the eligibility period, will be disqualified.
Campaign reserves the right to reject any work it feels does not comply with the spirit of the awards.
Early Bird Entry Deadline: Monday, 5 February 2024
Standard Entry Deadline: Thursday, 22 February 2024
Final Entry Deadline: Wednesday, 6 March 2024
Shortlists Announcement: Thursday, 18 April 2024
Winners Announcement: Tuesday, 14 May 2024
Note: All cut-off times for respective deadlines are at 6PM Hong Kong time (UTC/GMT +8:00).
Early Bird Entry Fee: HKD2,750
Standard Entry Fee: HKD3,050
Final Entry Fee: HKD3,650
Entry fees are payable in Hong Kong Dollars (HKD).
A separate fee is required for each entry submission.
Entry fees are due at the time of submission and are non-refundable.
Entry submissions that are not paid for will NOT proceed to the judging stage and Haymarket Media Limited will retain the right to claim for the unpaid entry fees.
This year’s Women Leading Change Awards judging panel will include an independent jury consisting of industry experts, and client marketers from across Asia-Pacific.
A Gold, Silver, and Bronze will be awarded for the Campaign and Company categories, and a GOLD WINNER and High Commendation for Individual categories. It will be subjected to the judges’ unanimous decision on what type of awards are to be given in the respective categories. This may also result in awards being given of the same type or no award.
In cases where there are three or fewer entries in the category, the judges will unanimously decide whether there should be a shortlist and/or whether an entry is awarded any type of award in the final round of judging.
This award recognises women who have not only achieved growth for their businesses but also demonstrated strategic direction during the eligibility period, through honed business acumen and strong industry networks.
* Open to professionals with 15+ years of professional experience, an executive level position or industry equivalent, and who are recognised by others as exceptional leaders.
This award recognises any women CEOs who have excelled in providing demonstrated leadership that has been critical to the business success.
Open to all leaders, owners, entrepreneurs, founders, employed professionals, and self-employed women who promote excellence among CEOs and C-Level executives and high professional standards among peers.
This award honours women who have made significant contributions to marketing, resulting in ground-breaking work for their brand as well as the industry. The nominee will be someone who challenges the norms of marketing and has achieved tangible success with their products and brand.
This award recognises up-and-coming women who have demonstrated exemplary work and shown excellent leadership by breaking down barriers and traditional silos while achieving business success.
The nominee should demonstrate how she has empowered women, developed new business growth, and created an engaging work environment.
* Open to professionals with a minimum of 8 years of professional experience or above.
This award recognises an entrepreneur who has demonstrated exemplary leadership traits. Open to women who work in a private-sector business entity and have owned a business in operation for at least three years. The nominee must be a founder or co-founder of a business and be currently engaged in an active role.
This award recognises an individual's achievement and contribution in leading the fintech-related areas of financial services. The winner will be a woman leader who has exemplified exemplary leadership, had a significant impact on their business success, and continues to drive innovation and growth.
This award recognises young women as leaders of tomorrow who have set themselves apart from their peers, have shown early success in their field, and will maximise their full potential to be the next generation of women leaders in the industry.
* Open to up-and-coming young talents who have around 5-8 years of professional-related experience. Nominees within a senior role including Director, Managing Director, C-Suite, or Founder/Owner will not be accepted.
This award recognises an exceptional woman leader who has made a significant contribution to the understanding of female leadership in the industry and who has shown the highest degree of performance, great business judgment, and a significant sphere of influence both within and beyond the company.
This award recognises women who have not only achieved growth for their businesses but also demonstrated strategic direction and leadership competencies during the eligibility period through honed business acumen and strong industry networks.
* Open to professionals who have around 8-15 years of professional-related experience. Nominees within a management role including Managing Director, C-Suite, or Founder/Owner will not be accepted.
This award recognises all types of businesses that have excelled in supporting diversity and inclusion, as well as creating an environment of authentic respect and trust in the workplace. Workplace diversity may refer to age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, physical conditions, LGBTIQ, cultural diversity, etc.
This award honours men and women at all levels of business who have made outstanding contributions, influenced, or brought about cultural change in support of diversity, equality, and inclusion.
* This category is open to both men and women who champion D&I.
This award recognises men and women leaders (at the VP/Director level or higher) who have successfully transitioned women's advancement in business in the Asia-Pacific Region.
* This category is open to both men and women who champion women's advancement.
This award sets out to recognise all types of businesses that have provided a positive and supportive workplace for women, driving and developing practices that ensure women have a fair and positive work experience and opportunity to contribute and develop talent personally and professionally.
* Eligible companies must have a minimum of 60% female full-time employees and a minimum of 30% female employees in management or leadership positions.
This award sets out to recognise businesses’ achievements for their outstanding contribution to and promotion of health and wellbeing.
This award recognises an individual who is innovative and driving change and that demonstrated excellence with great leadership, communication, and strategic planning to drive results and transformation.
This award recognises initiatives that successfully drove awareness of mental health and helped reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
This award recognises exceptional leadership, mentorship programme implementation, and personal development. The mentor or coach should have at least one year of mentoring or coaching experience with one or more mentees, at least eight years of leadership experience, an excellent track record of staff engagement and retention, and be an inspiration to both men and women.
This award recognises inspirational women whose work and ideas have generated consumer excitement through top-class creative thinking. The winner will be a woman who has not only set the standard for creative excellence but also raised the bar.
This award is set to recognise women who lead and implement digital capabilities, and platforms through cutting-edge technology to drive and sustain the company's internal operations or products and services for customers.
This award recognises visionary leaders with game-changing ideas who have used innovative techniques that led to behaviour shifts and continue to create innovative new paths to change the status quo.
The nominee should have shown extraordinary dedication and made a significant contribution to workplace diversity and inclusion.
This award is set to recognise individual women who led innovation that they have initiated, launched, and developed during the eligibility period.
* Open to professionals with at least 8 years of related experience and in a leadership role.
This award recognises outstanding women who have worked to spark positive change in the industry by introducing new technology.
The nominee should have shown a significant contribution to the understanding of technology or the deployment of new technology.
This award recognises any initiative that promotes gender equality through community engagement and partnerships. Engagement may include integrating gender equality into their sustainability strategies, corporate social responsibility, philanthropy programmes, or collaborating with NGOs or other organisations.
This award recognises the woman who has made a lasting and positive impact on the business and demonstrated commitment to developing sustainability and environmental policies, practices, and initiatives.
The award recognises a women leader who is leading change through sustainability strategies and initiatives. A catalyst for change to advance sustainable development goals and drive strategic growth.
This award recognises an inspiring woman who has made a significant and long-term business contribution to creating smarter and more inclusive working environments during the eligibility period.
As a role model or mentor that shows dedication to the advancement of women in their industry, how she demonstrated the ability to change and how to lead change effectively and showed exemplary leadership, abilities that enable others to succeed.
This award recognises any initiative that addresses local, regional, or global issues around diversity and inclusivity, including a non-profit that has spearheaded change, tackled stereotypes, and spread the culture of change by supporting diversity, equality, and inclusion with a clearly defined social purpose.
All partners benefit from exposure to the Campaign audience via a multi-channel marketing campaign, providing ample opportunities for prospective clients to engage with your brand before, during and after the event.
For more information on partnership opportunities please contact:
Commercial Director, Campaign Asia-Pacific