WOI Past Winners

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:

Equinix

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
HYPE Asia
  
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
BitMEX
  
Lifetime Achievement:

Marjorie Yang
Chairman
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
CEO
McDonald’s Hong Kong
  
Young Achiever of the Year:Haley Meng
Manager-Business Development
PwC
  
Entrepreneur of the Year:Shonee Mirchandani & Arti Mirchandani
Owners-Operators
Bookazine Limited
  
Non-profit Leader of the Year:

Eni Lestari Andayani Adi 
Chairperson
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 
HKU SPACE
  
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
Director
Sandra Walters Consultancy Ltd.
  
Lifetime Achievement:Anson Chan, GBM, GCMG, CBE, JP
Convenor
Hong Kong 2020
  
Champion for the Advancement of Women:    Ben Way
CEO
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
Co-Founder
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
CEO
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
Director
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
PathFinders
  
Leading Woman on Boards:Laura M. Cha
Chairman
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
Head 
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
SoulTalk
  
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
CEO
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

Partner
Charltons
  
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
Consultant
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
CEO
Xinhua Finance Ltd
  
Professional of the Year:Viveca Chan
Founder
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
CEO 
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
Chairman 
Ultra Group Holdings Ltd 
  

 

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

IBM China/Hong Kong Limited