High-achieving Female Business & Thought Leaders Acclaimed at AmCham’s Women of Influence Awards

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Hong Kong – November 10, 2017 – Seven prodigious women, a business leader and an exceptional company were honored “Women of Influence” (WOI) Awards (「最具影響力女性」獎項) in recognition of their career accomplishments and their support for the empowerment of women at the 14th Women of Influence Conference & Awards (第十四屆「最具影響力女性」論壇暨頒獎禮) held at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong on November 10. 

Organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham), the WOI conference is one of the most established women’s symposiums in the Asia Pacific region. The awards confer accolades to individuals and organizations who have achieved exceptional achievements and dedicated steadfast commitment to supporting female leadership in business.                                                                            

The following outstanding awardees in seven categories were announced at the awards ceremony:

Lifetime Achievement 「終身成就」
Vivien Chan, SBS, BBS, JP 陳韻雲

Founding Senior Partner, Vivien Chan & Co., Hong Kong
VCC Law Services

Master of the Arts 「藝術大師」
Yip Wing-sie 葉詠詩

Music Director, Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Leading Woman on Boards 「傑出女董事」
Dr. Dorothy T.F. Chan 陳阮德徽博士

Deputy Director, School of Professional and Continuing Education
The University of Hong Kong and Head of Centre for Logistics & Transport;
An Independent Non-Executive Director of MTR Corporation Limited;
AMS Public Transport Holdings Limited

Professional of the Year 「最佳專才」
Randy Lai 黎韋詩

CEO, McDonald’s Hong Kong

Entrepreneur of the Year 「最佳企業家」
Shonee Mirchandani & Arti Mirchandani

Owner-Operator, Bookazine Limited

Non-Profit Leader of the Year 「最佳非牟利領袖」
Eni Lestari Andayani Adi

Chairperson, International Migrants Alliance

Young Achiever of the Year 「傑出女青」
Haley Meng

Manager-Business Development, PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong

The following winners for two award categories were also honored:

Champion for the Advancement of Women 「最佳推動女性進步者」
Brian Henderson

Chief Operating Officer, Baker McKenzie

Best Company for Women 「最支持女性僱員公司」
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

This is the fourteenth year since AmCham founded and spearheaded this much-anticipated annual event attended by over 300 senior business male and female executives. This year’s event was generously sponsored by Stamford American School, Goldman Sachs, PwC, Thomson Reuters, White & Case, CUHK Business School, Dell, Eversheds, JLL. Other supporting organizations include American Women’s Association of Hong Kong, Community Business, The Women’s Foundation, U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong & Macau, ASIFMA Women in Finance Asia, Facebook (Official Social Media Partner), and PRNewswire (Official Newswire Partner).

Below is a photo of the awards recipients taken at the WOI awards ceremony.

Please contact the following persons for further details or interview arrangement.

Agnes Tsang (Ms.)

Director, Government Relations & Public Affairs

Tel: (852) 2530 6927

E-mail: atsang@amcham.org.hk

Queenie Tsui (Ms.)

Manager, Government Relations & Public Affairs

Tel: (852) 2530 6914

E-mail: qtsui@amcham.org.hk

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