Introduction

Now in its eighth year, the Women Leading Change Awards continue to celebrate exceptional women who challenge, innovate, and lead across our industry. These awards align with Campaign’s ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equality by spotlighting regional business leaders, change makers, and rising stars who defy biases and stereotypes.

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.

Rahat Kapur
Editor
Campaign Asia-Pacific

General Guidelines & Information

WHO SHOULD ENTER

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.

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.

DATES & DEADLINES

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).

ENTRY FEE

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.

Shortlist

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Winner

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2024 Judges

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.

Abhinav Sharma

Managing Director, Head of Global Event Marketing and Alumni Network – International
Citi

Aleli Arcilla

VP & Managing Director
Mondelēz International, Philippines

Anna Soliman

Agency Development Lead, APAC
Meta

Bhawna Agarwal

Senior Director
Hewlett Packard

Cattreeya Thithiwongsawet

Asia Regional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader
Seagate Technology

Dhiren Amin

Chief Customer Officer
Income Insurance

Helen Hidvegi

Senior Director, Brand & Program Marketing
Warner Bros. Discovery

Karen Holland

VP SMB Marketing,
APJ and EMEA
Dell Technologies

Lauren Myers-Cavanagh

Head of Communications, Asia
Microsoft

Linda Yan

Sustainability Director
L’Oréal Hong Kong

Madhavi Lall

Managing Director and Head Human Resources, India
Deutsche Bank

Megha Thapar

APAC Lead,
Diversity Equity and Inclusion
CBRE

Michelle Tan

Head of Marketing, Asia
Aesop

Monika Mikusova

Regional Senior Director of Marketing
foodpanda

Priya Khanna

Senior Director, Insights and Analytics, Asia & ANZ
Pepsico

Awards Categories

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.

  • Business Leader

    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.

  • CEO of the Year

    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.

  • Chief Marketer

    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.

  • Emerging Leader

    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.

  • Entrepreneurship of the Year

    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.

  • Fintech Woman Leader

    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.

  • Rising Star

    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.

  • Vision Leader

    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.

  • Young Business Leader

    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.

  • Diverse-Inclusive Workplace

    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.

  • Diversity & Inclusion Champion

    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.

  • Women’s Advancement Champion

    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.

  • Best Company for Women

    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.

  • Health & Wellbeing Awards

    This award sets out to recognise businesses’ achievements for their outstanding contribution to and promotion of health and wellbeing.

  • HR Management Champion

    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.

  • Mental Health Awareness Programme

    This award recognises initiatives that successfully drove awareness of mental health and helped reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

  • Mentor of the Year

    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.

  • Creative Captain

    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.

  • Digital Transformational Leader

    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.

  • Game Changer

    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.

  • Innovator of the Year

    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.

  • Technology Chief

    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.

  • Best CSR Programme

    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.

  • ESG Champion

    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.

  • Sustainability Leader

    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.

  • Woman Leading Change of the Year

    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.

  • Women Leading Change Programme

    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.

2024 Partners

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:

Richard Fahy

Commercial Director, Campaign Asia-Pacific

richard.fahy@haymarket.asia

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