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Campaign Asia-Pacific’s Women Leading Change Awards, 2023 is now open for entries.

Now in its seventh year, the Women Leading Change Awards celebrates the outstanding women who question, challenge, innovate, lead, inspire, and champion change across all industries.

The award is also an avenue for Campaign’s own commitment to promote the advancement of diversity, inclusion, and equality in the industry by spotlighting the region’s business leaders, change makers, trailblazers and rising stars standing tall despite the bias and stereotypes.

We invite you to help us honour the women who, over the last 12 months, have shown outstanding leadership and fostered ground-breaking innovation across industries, as well as the future leaders of tomorrow.

Recognising the importance of women in tech and those championing ESG and sustainability efforts to help fight the climate crisis, we have introduced some brand-new categories this year. So, nominate yourself or someone who fits the bill.

While we are looking for stand-out achievements at the workplace and beyond, what we are not necessarily looking for is women at the top of their game—rising stars who have a strong trajectory for future growth—we want to hear from you too.

Good Luck!

Nikita Mishra
Deputy Editor
Campaign Asia-Pacific

General Guidelines & Information


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 2022 – 4 April 2023.

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:  Thursday, 23 February 2023

Standard Entry Deadline:  Thursday, 16 March 2023

Final Entry Deadline:  Tuesday, 4 April 2023

Shortlist Announcement: Tuesday, 16 May, 2023

Winner Announcement: Tuesday, 6 June, 2023

Note: All cut-off times for respective deadlines are at 6PM Hong Kong time (UTC/GMT +8:00).


Early Bird Entry Fee: HKD2,580

Standard Entry Fee: HKD2,850

Final Entry Fee: HKD3,380

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.






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2023 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

Head of Colleague and
Client Services, Asia Pacific

Aleli Arcilla

VP & Managing Director
Mondelēz International

Amrita Thapar

Chief Marketing Officer
Microsoft India

Asima Haq

Beauty & Wellbeing and Personal Care Head
Unilever Pakistan

Cattreeya Thithiwongsawet

Asia Regional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader
Seagate Technology

Danielle Jin

Senior Vice President &
Head of Marketing,
Visa Worldwide

Deepa Dey

Head Communications –
Nutrition and Special Projects

Dhiren Amin

Chief Marketing Officer
NTUC Income

Enshe Manto

APAC Head of
Media & Precision
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health

Heeru Dingra

Chief Business Officer
Dentsu Creative India

Helen Hidvegi

Senior Director,
Brand & Program Marketing
Warner Bros. Discovery

Hongfei Zheng

Regional Managing Director
North Asia
Cargill Animal Nutrition

Humsa Dhir

Head – PR and
Corporate Communications
Sony Pictures Networks India

Jaslin Goh

Chief Marketing Officer
PayMe by HSBC


Former - Director of Communications,
Asia Pacific

Linda Yan

Director of Corporate Affairs
& Engagement, North Asia

Madhavi Lall

Managing Director &
Head - Human Resources
Deutsche Bank, India

Mae Loon

Managing Director,
Global Social Media &
APAC Head of Communications
Credit Suisse

May Seow

Managing Director,
Global Head Digital Content
Standard Chartered

Megha Thapar

APAC Lead,
Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Melissa Wong

Head of Marketing
FrieslandCampina Singapore

Minali Shah

Director, Global Marketing


Founder and CEO

Sara Pereira

Regional Technology Lead,
WE Communications

Shufen Goh

Co-Founder & Principal

Sophie Guerin

Head of Diversity,
Equity & Inclusion, APAC
Johnson & Johnson International

Stephanie Brown

Global Head of Brand

Sudesh Thevasenabathy

AVP, Head of Diversity,
Equity & Inclusion Asia

Taiwing Tian


Theresa Eyssens

Managing Director,
Industry X Sales Lead,
Growth Market Unit

Yashika Singh

EVP – Corporate Affairs,
Comms and Sustainability & Responsibility
Pernod Ricard India

Awards Categories

For all categories we will be awarding one GOLD WINNER only. In cases where there are 3 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. A Commendation might be awarded subject to judges’ discretion.

  • 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 leader.

  • CEO of the Year

    This award recognises any women CEOs who have excelled in providing demonstrated leadership that has been critical to their organizations' 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 (NEW)

    This award honours women who have made significant contributions to marketing, resulting in ground-breaking work for their own brand as well as the industry as a whole.The nominee will be someone who challenges the norms of marketing and has achieved tangible success with their products and brand.

  • Emerging Leader (NEW)

    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 in her company, 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. Must be a founder or co-founder of an organisation 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 companies' success, and continues to drive innovation and growth.

  • Rising Star

    This award recognises young women who have set themselves apart from their peers, have shown early success in their field, and who will maximise their full potential to be the next generation of women leaders in the industry.

    Open to professionals with 5-6 years of professional experience.

  • 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 judgement, 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, leadership competencies during the eligibility period, through honed business acumen and strong industry networks.

    Open to professionals who have around 7-8 years of professional experience, and are in a managerial position.

  • 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 practises 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 that demonstrated excellence with great leadership, communication, and strategy planning to drive results and transformation.

  • Mental Health Awareness Program

    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 (NEW)

    This award is set to recognise women who lead and implemented digital capabilities, 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 shift 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 lead innovation that they have initiated, launched, and developed during the eligibility period.

    Open to professionals with at least 8 years of 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 significant contribution to the understanding of technology or the deployment of new technology.

  • Best CSR Program

    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, or philanthropy programs, or collaborating with NGOs or other organisations.

  • ESG Champion (NEW)

    This award recognises woman who has made a lasting and positive impact on the business, demonstrated commitment to developing sustainability and environmental policies, practises, 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 showing exemplary leadership abilities that enable others to success.

  • Women Leading Change Program

    This award recognises any initiative that addressed local, regional, or global issues around diversity and inclusivity, including non-profit that have spearheaded change, tackled stereotypes, and spread the culture of change in supporting diversity, equality, and inclusion with a clearly defined social purpose.

2023 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


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Director of Awards & Training Events, Asia

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Head of Awards & Training Events

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Commercial Director, Campaign Asia-Pacific

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