2020 Women of Influence Awards - Online Nomination


Awards Ceremony, Friday, November 13, 2020


Now in their seventeenth year, the awards are an exciting and important recognition of outstanding women and their supporters in Hong Kong.  View the full list of past award winners here.

To be eligible, individuals or companies must be nominated via the system by filling out the attached forms. Each nomination must be submitted by the regular deadline of Monday, September 14, 2020 or by Tuesday September 1, 2020 for submissions requiring AmCham’s assistance (see below).

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In total there are nine awards, seven for individual female candidates, one for best company and one award open to male candidates for “Champion for the Advancement of Women”. All fields in the nomination form must be completed, and within the given word count. The candidate, whether an individual or a company, needs to have a strong and demonstrable link with Hong Kong. Candidates are not required to be a US citizen or to work for a US corporation. For a company submission, candidates are not required to be US corporations. 


  • All submissions will be treated as strictly and entirely confidential. The regular submission deadline is Monday, September 14
  • If you would like AmCham’s assistance in completing the nomination form, please submit the required basic information indicated on the form to AmCham by Tuesday, September 1.  You will be contacted by an AmCham representative who will assist you in completing the nomination form. Any submission received after Tuesday, September 1 will not be eligible for AmCham assistance.
  • Each candidate can be nominated for up to a maximum of [2] categories.
  • The Women of Influence awards are for income- or profit-earning individuals. If you would like to nominate a volunteer working on an unpaid basis, please consider the Ira Dan Kaye Community Service Award, which can be accessed HERE.

There is enormous talent in Hong Kong deserving of recognition, and we greatly appreciate those who take the time and effort to nominate outstanding award candidates. 

Companies associated with the AmCham Women of Influence Conference & Awards-- including conference sponsors (direct financial contributors with tiered recognition status); companies associated with judges, event planning committee members and their immediate families -- are not eligible for Award number 8 - Best Company Award. Members of these companies are welcome to nominate people in all of the individual award categories (1 through 7 & 9 below).

Sponsorship inquiries: Ilene Levy at [email protected] 

Event Inquiries: Ryan Hui at [email protected] and/or Mimi Shih at [email protected] 

To view Sponsorship Package, click here!

To register for the event, click here!

A. Women of Influence Awards 2020 – Awards and Judging Criteria (click here)

The awards nomination is now closed. Thank you for your submissions and support.

B. Women of Influence Awards 2020 - Judging Process

  • September 1, 2020
    • Assisted nominations deadline
  • September 14, 2020
    • Regular nominations deadline
  • Mid to late October
    • The judging panel will make its final choices from a shortlist of nominees in each category
  • Friday, November 13, 2020
    • Winners will be announced at AmCham WOI Conference & Awards

C. Women of Influence Awards 2020 – Distinguished Judges

Click on the judge's name to view biography

Stella Abraham

Owner, Stellar Real Estate, Hong Kong (Co-Chief)

Helene Liu

Executive Director, Ingrid Millet Ltd. (Co-Chief)

Felicity McRobb 

Founder, McRobb Consulting (Co-Chief)

Dennis Bishop

Managing Director - Golden Dragon Investment Club, Symbior Energy Ltd.

Rachel Cartland

Board Member, The Women’s Foundation

Rachel Chan

Founder & Chief Catalyst, InnoFoco

Fangfang Chen

Chief Operating Officer, Algorand Foundation

Prof. Sharon Choa

Dean of the School of Music, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Kimberley Cole

Global Head of Sales & Marketing, Lynk Global

Alia Eyres

CEO, Mother’s Choice

Andrea Fessler

Founder & Executive Director, Premiere Performances of Hong Kong

Jen Flowers

Global Head of Strategy & Business Management, Partnerships & Innovation, RBWM, HSBC

Lori Granito

Founder, Legendary Life Coaching Ltd.

Joanna Hotung

Founder & Managing Director, KG Group

Susan Hutchison

Managing Director, Head of Human Capital Asia Pacific, KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts)

May Knight

President, Asia Pacific, Korn Ferry Advisory

Kirti Lad

Executive Director, Meraki Executive Search & Consulting Limited

Rebecca Terner Lentchner

Head of Government & Regulatory Policy, Asia Pacific, Citadel & Citadel Securities

Dr. Sabrina Lin

Senior Advisor to the President, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Dr. Cathy N.P. Lui

CEO, OPER Technology Limited

Esther Ma

Founder & CEO, Prestique Ltd./ Harvest Sky

Haley Meng

Business Development Team Manager, Cobalt.io

Anna-Marie Slot

Global Environmental, Social and Governance Partner, Ashurst

Elizabeth L. Thomson Founder & Chairwoman, The Amber Foundation Ltd.

Jennifer Van Dale

Partner / Head of Employment Practice, Asia, Eversheds Sutherland

Gulnar Vaswani

Chief Culture Officer, Leadership Re-imagined

Nancy Yang

Co-Founder & former Executive Director, Asian Charity Services

Elaine Young

CEO, ECY Consulting Ltd.

Lynne Anne Davis

President & Senior Partner, Asia Pacific, FleishmanHillard / Omnicom PR Group

D. FAQ on the Women of Influence Awards

E. Women of Influence Awards - Past Winners