WOI Past Winners

Women of Influence Awards - 2024 Winners

Young Change Maker:Lamia Sreya Rahman
Co-founder & COO
Vidi Labs Limited (Seekr)
Leading Woman Entrepreneur:Trilby White
Creature Comforts Veterinary Group
Leading Woman in Arts, Sports, and Leisure:

Anna CY Chan
Professor & Dean of School of Dance
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts 

Woman Change Maker in STEM:Jing Lei
APAC Head of Strategic Accounts
Leading Woman Director or Executive:

Luanne Lim
Chief Executive Officer
HSBC Hong Kong

Champion for Women:

Kirti Lad
Executive Director
Meraki Executive Search & Consulting Limited

Woman Champion of Disadvantaged Groups and Minorities:

Anita Ma
Chairlady, Executive Committee
Playright Children's Play Association

Best Company Championing Women:

Morrison Foerster

Lifetime Achievement Award:Beverly Sunn
Founding Member of the AmCham Women of Influence Committee;
Founder & President of Asia Pacific Properties

Women of Influence Awards - 2023 Winners

Young Change Maker:Stephanie Ng
Founder and Executive Director
Body Banter
Woman Entrepreneur / Non-Profit Leader:Sarah Borwein
Private Practice Physician
Woman Change Maker in Sports:

Samantha Scott
Chief Operations Officer
Valley Rugby Football Club Limited 

Woman Change Maker in STEM:Vivian Lou
Professor and Director
Sau Po Centre on Ageing, HKU
Leading Woman Director / Executive:Lily Cheng
Independent Non-Executive Director of Swire Properties, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery, Octopus Cards, Sunevision
Champion for Women:

Mary McHale
Director, Strategic Accounts APAC;
Global Steering Committee Member & APAC Region;
Chapter Lead of Equinix Women’s Leadership Network

Felicity McRobb
McRobb Consulting

Woman Champion of Disadvantaged Groups and Minorities:

Manisha Wijesinghe
Executive Director
Help for Domestic Workers

Best Company Championing Women:


Women of Influence Awards - 2021 Winners

Professional of the Year:Angel Ng
CEO Hong Kong and Macau
Young Achiever of the Year:Anushka Purohit
Breer Limited 
Entrepreneur of the Year:

Sharlene Jacquier
Joint Dynamics Limited 

Non-profit Leader of the Year:Fiona Nott
The Women's Foundation
Master of The Arts:Heidi Lee
Executive Director
Hong Kong Ballet
Leading Woman on Boards:Loretta Fong
Leading Woman in STEM:

Ying Chau
The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Champion for the Advancement of Women:    

Adrian Warr
CEO Hong Kong, Taiwan & Thailand and APAC Employee Experience Leader

Best Company for Women:

Sun Life

Women of Influence Awards - 2020 Winners

Professional of the Year:Leonie Valentine
Managing Director - Sales and Operations
Google Hong Kong
Young Achiever of the Year:Victoria Wisniewski Otero
Founder & CEO
Resolve Foundation  
Entrepreneur of the Year:

Aradhna Dayal
Founder & CEO
AccessAlts Asia

Non-profit Leader of the Year:Virginie Goethals
Co-Founder & Managing Director
RUN Hong Kong Ltd.
Master of The Arts:Tisa Ho
Executive Director
Hong Kong Arts Festival
Leading Woman on Boards:May Tan
INED - CLP Holdings/ Link Asset Management/ HSBC Insurance/ Home
Credit NV
Leading Woman in STEM:

Rossa W. K. Chiu
Professor of Chemical Pathology and Associate Dean
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Champion for the Advancement of Women:    

Nick Marsh
Managing Director
Meraki Executive Search & Consulting

Best Company for Women:

The Estée Lauder Companies Asia-Pacific

Women of Influence Awards - 2019 Winners

Professional of the Year:Puja Kapai
Associate Professor of Law and Convenor, Women’s Studies Research Centre
The University of Hong Kong
Young Achiever of the Year:Dr Cathy N P Lui
CEO, OPER Technology Limited &
Alumna, Hong Kong Baptist University
Entrepreneur of the Year:

Geetanjali Dhar
Founder & Director
Sanskriti Global

Non-profit Leader of the Year:Dr Judith Longstaff Mackay, SBS, OBE, JP, MBChB (Edin), FRCP (Edin), FRCP (Lon)
Senior Policy Advisor, WHO
Senior Advisor, Vital Strategies / Bloomberg Initiative
Master of The Arts:Katie de Tilly
Founder & Director
10 Chancery Lane Gallery
Leading Woman on Boards:Irene Lee
Executive Chairman
Hysan Development Company Limited
Leading Woman in STEM:

Professor Nancy Ip
Vice President for Research and Development
The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Champion for the Advancement of Women:    

Michael M Manio, MD, MHPED, PhD
Founder & Program Director, EmpowerU, The University of Hong Kong

Best Company for Women:


Women of Influence Awards - 2018 Winners

Professional of the Year:S.K. Witcher
Journalist and Immediate Past Chair
Editorial Committee, Society of Publishers in Asia 
Young Achiever of the Year:Jen Loong
Managing Director, Greater China
Entrepreneur of the Year:

Elaine Tsung
Founder & CEO
Garage Society

Non-profit Leader of the Year:Sally Begbie
Executive Director
Crossroads Foundation
Master of The Arts:

Andrea D. Fessler
Executive Director
Premiere Performances Hong Kong

Leading Woman on Boards:Angelina A. Kwan
Chief Operating Officer
Lifetime Achievement:

Marjorie Yang
Esquel Group

Champion for the Advancement of Women:    

Clifford A. Hart, Jr.
Chair, Board of Advisors
HLS Asia

Best Company for Women:

Microsoft Hong Kong Limited

Women of Influence Awards - 2017 Winners

Professional of the Year:Randy Lai
McDonald’s Hong Kong
Young Achiever of the Year:Haley Meng
Manager-Business Development
Entrepreneur of the Year:Shonee Mirchandani & Arti Mirchandani
Bookazine Limited
Non-profit Leader of the Year:

Eni Lestari Andayani Adi 
International Migrants Alliance

Master of The Arts:YIP Wing-sie
Music Director
Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Leading Woman on Boards:Dr. Dorothy T.F. Chan
Deputy Director 
Lifetime Achievement:Vivien Chan, SBS, BBS, JP 
Founding & Managing Partner
Vivien Chan & Co.
Champion for the Advancement of Women:    Brian Henderson
Chief Operating Officer
Baker & McKenzie
Best Company for Women:Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Women of Influence Awards - 2016 Winners

Professional of the Year:Stephanie Hui
Head of Merchant Banking Division in Asia Pacific Ex-Japan
Goldman Sachs
Young Achiever of the Year:Sandra Leung
COO, Market Development Division
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd.
Entrepreneur of the Year:Lori Granito
Managing Director
Go Gourmet Group of Companies/
Kitchen Sync Culinary Incubator
Non-profit Leader of the Year:

Jenny Bowen
Founder & CEO
OneSky For All Children

Master of The Arts:Sandra L. Walters
Sandra Walters Consultancy Ltd.
Lifetime Achievement:Anson Chan, GBM, GCMG, CBE, JP
Hong Kong 2020
Champion for the Advancement of Women:    Ben Way
Macquarie Group Asia
Best Company for Women:Marriott International

Women of Influence Awards - 2015 Winners

Professional of the Year:Kimberley Cole
Head of Sales Specialists Asia
Thomson Reuters
Young Achiever of the Year:Michelle Sun
First Code Academy
Entrepreneur of the Year:Karin Ann
Co-Founder and Principal
The International Montessori School
Non-profit Leader of the Year:

Su-Mei Thompson
The Women's Foundation

Master of The Arts:Claire Hsu
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Asia Art Archive
Lifetime Achievement:Anne Marden, BBS, JP
Director, AVP HK Foundation Limited
Champion for the Advancement of Women:    Anthony A Rose
Chairman & CEO
House of Rose Professional
Best Company for Women:State Street Bank & Trust

Women of Influence Awards - 2014 Winners

Professional of the Year:May Tan
Chief Executive Officer
Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong Limited
Entrepeneur of the Year:Joanna Hotung
Founder and Managing Director
KG Group
Master in Charity:Nancy Yang
Founder and Executive Director
Asian Charity Services
Champion for the Advancement of Women:    

Ronald Lee
Managing Director

Goldman Sachs

Best Company for Women:American Express International Inc.

Women of Influence Awards - 2013 Winners

Entrepreneur of the Year:Debra Meiburg MW
MeiburgWine Media Ltd.
Professional of the Year:Teresa Ko
China Chairman & Partner
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Master in Charity:Kylie Uebergang
Board Co-Chair & Co-Founder
Leading Woman on Boards:Laura M. Cha
Financial Services Development Council
Champion for the Advancement of Women:    

Hayden Majajas
D&I Director, Asia Pacific
BP Asia Limited

Best Company for Women:Citi Hong Kong

Women of Influence Awards - 2012 Winners

Entrepreneur of the Year:Phyllis Marwah
Co-Founder & Director
Mother’s Choice
Professional of the Year:Prof. Sian Griffiths
OBE, JP, Director, School of Public Health & Primary Care
Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Master in Charity, Arts or Culture:    Jill Robinson, MBE
Founder & CEO, Animals Asia Foundation
Champion for the Advancement
of Women:

Keith Pogson

Managing Partner, Financial Services, Asia Pacific Area, Ernst & Young
Best Company for Women:PepsiCo Asia Pacific

Women of Influence Awards - 2011 Winners

Entrepreneur of the Year:Salina Yu Lai Si
CEO & Executive Director 
Water Oasis Group Ltd. 
Professional of the Year:Prof. Agnes Tiwari
School of Nursing, The University of HK 
Master in Charity, Arts or Culture:Shalini Mahtani, MBE
Founder & Advisor to the Board, Community Business
Champion for the Advancement of Women:    

Stephen Golden

Head of Global Leadership & Diversity, Asia Pacific, Goldman Sachs 
Best Company for Women:

McDonald’s Restaurants (Hong Kong) Limited

Women of Influence Awards - 2010 Winners

Young Achiever of the Year:    

Alexandra Harney

Researcher and Visiting Scholar
The University of Hong Kong’s Centre of Asian Studies
Entrepreneur of the Year:Andrea Gutwirth
Founder & Executive Director
Professional of the Year:

Ka Shi Lau

Managing Director & CEO
Bank Consortium Trust Company Limited
Best Company for Women:

ipac financial planning HK Ltd

Women of Influence Awards - 2009 Winners

Young Achiever of the Year:    Eva Ip
Managing Director, Transaction Advisory Services,
Ernst & Young Transactions Ltd.
Entrepreneur of the Year:Esther Ma
CEO & Founder
Prestique Ltd.
Professional of the Year:Vivian Lau
Junior Achievement & HK Petrochemicals Co Ltd.
Best Company for Women:Cisco Systems (HK) Limited

Women of Influence Awards - 2008 Winners

Young Achiever of the Year:    

Uhi MC Hui
Executive Director, Greater China
The PR People Consultancy Ltd.

Entrepreneur of the Year:Elizabeth L. Thomson

Founder & President

ICS Trust (Asia) Ltd.
Professional of the Year:

Julia Charlton

Best Company for Women:

Goldman Sachs

Women of Influence Awards - 2007 Winners

Young Achiever of the Year:    Barbara Wong
Film Director
Diva Productions Ltd
Entrepreneur of the Year:Jenny Bowen
Founder & Executive Director
Half the Sky Foundation
Professional of the Year:Miriam Lau
Arculli, Fong & Ng
Best Company for Women:The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Ltd

Women of Influence Awards - 2005-06 Winners

Young Achiever of the Year:    

Jing Ulrich
Managing Director, Chairman,
China Equities
 JP Morgan Securities
Entrepreneur of the Year:Fredy Bush
Xinhua Finance Ltd
Professional of the Year:Viveca Chan
WE Worldwide Partners
Best Company for Women:FedEx Express

Women of Influence Awards - 2004 Winners

Young Achiever of the Year:    Dr Winnie S M Tang
ESRI China (HK) Limited 
Entrepreneur of the Year:Moira Moser
Managing Director 
M Moser Associates Limited 
Professional of the Year:Catherine Weir
Head of Greater China
 Citigroup Global Corporate & Investment Bank
Best Company for Women:

General Electric Company

Women of Influence Awards - 2003 Winners

Young Achiever of the Year:    Wendy Cho
Ultra Group Holdings Ltd 


Michelle Garnaut
Managing Director 
M Restaurant Group Inc, and 
Entrepreneur of the Year:Christine Loh
 Civic Exchange
Professional of the Year:Anna Wu
Former Chairman
 Equal Opportunities Commission
Best Company for Women:

IBM China/Hong Kong Limited