We are hosting our first Women of the Future Awards, South East Asia on March 20, 2018 at the Hilton Singapore. This is an integral part of our vision to build a global, collaborative network of women. We believe the strength of our brand in the UK, as well as our expertise and experience means that we are in a strong position to positively impact different regions through our programme. So why Asia?

Talent shortages are more widespread in Asia than any other region – more than 48% of Asia pacific employees say that talent shortages are posing difficulties in the hiring process. Tapping into under-utilised talent pools is crucial in order to ease the talent shortage in Asia – Women as a demographic group represent an extremely large untapped resource. We believe that the WOF programme can encourage, motivate and provide role models to inspire and strengthen the female talent pipeline and in the process create a global community of supportive and collaborative women.

Nominations open
Nominations open
July 2017
We want to unearth the incredible female talent in S.E Asia. We are seeking stories from achievers in all fields from arts & culture, to science & technology, to media, to property. Nominations for the Awards are now closed. The shortlist will be announced shortly.
Submissions close
Submissions close
October 20, 2017
Nominations are now closed. All nominations are reviewed by the shortlist committee and five candidates per category will be shortlisted for the 2018 awards. Shortlisted candidates are invited to a judging day for a short interview with their category judges.
Judging day
Judging day
November 20, 2017
Shortlisted candidates are invited to a judging day for a short interview with their category judges. The judging will take place in Singapore on November 20, 2017.
Awards evening
Awards evening
March 20, 2018
The winners will be announced at the gala dinner at the Hilton Singapore.

View 2018 Shortlist


This award is for a dedicated businesswoman, thriving in South East Asia. This award is open to employees of both public, publicly quoted and privately owned organizations.

Are you a budding actress or an energetic film producer, an artist or a choreographer? This award acknowledges the creative forces of the future – rising stars among performing artists and those behind the scenes.

This category recognises the extraordinary and varied contributions of traditional “public servants”, charity and volunteer workers. We are also seeking submissions from community-spirited young women in business, philanthropic individuals, entrepreneurs leading positive social action.

This award identifies and celebrates younger entrepreneurs who are really going places. Judges will be looking for candidates who have already started to build a business (or businesses), and who can show they have the ambition, energy, skill and vision to scale the heights.

This award acknowledges the rising stars among media professionals.

This award recognises women who are making a significant contribution in the professions of legal, medicine, architecture, accounting, insurance, education in the region.

This category recognises a group of truly remarkable young females, forging new ground in scientific endeavours, as well as ground-breaking achievements in the worlds of digital and technology.

This award is for a female professional who shape the world we live in through their work in either property, construction or infrastructure.

This award identifies and celebrates altruistic social entrepreneurs who have founded an enterprise focused on achieving sustainable and meaningful social change through their work and who show they have the ambition, energy, skill and vision to positively impact and optimise social value creation.

Eligibility criteria
The Women of the Future Awards South East Asia are open to all women aged 35 or under (candidates must be aged 35 or under on March 20, 2018). Candidates must be citizens and residents of one of the countries highlighted in this map:
Eligibility Criteria
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  • 6.30pmDrinks reception
  • 7.00pmWelcome speeches
  • 7.15pmDinner
  • 8.45pmAwards presentation
  • 9.45pmPresentation ends and networking
8.45pm Awards presentation
hosted by Christine Tan, CNBC Anchor

Ticket prices

  • Individual rateSGD $300
  • Table of 10SGD $3,000
  • Table of 12SGD $3,600
Terms & Conditions for booking
Please note cancellations received in writing before February 27, 2018 will be subject to a 20% administration fee. All refunds are forfeited thereafter. All bookings must be paid in full prior to the awards evening on March 20, 2018.
Our judges are senior leaders with a broad experience across industry.
Desiree Bandal
Group Head for Government Policy, Air Asia
Alexandra McKenzie
Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission Singapore
Sharmin Reehman
William James Jones
Principal - Real Estate Procurement, Rio Tinto
Roshni Pandey
Founder & CEO Lexicon; Co-Founder FutureWise; Founder TRIBE
Carol Mok
Managing Director, Lynxeye Brand Management Consultants
Torie Henderson
CEO, South East Asia & India, Omnicom Media Group
Jaqueline Poh
Chief Executive, Government Technology Agency (Gov Tech)
Marie-Agnes Mazas
Asia Pacific Talent Director, Sodexo
Caesar Sengupta
Vice President, Product Management, Google
Adirupa Sengupta
Chief Executive, Common Purpose Asia-Pacific
Dato’ Hamidah Naziadin
Group Chief People Officer, CIMB Group, Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Foundation
Anne Abraham
Founder & CEO, LeadWomen
Raquel Loll
Director of Professional Assurance and Corporate Affairs, Asia Pacific, RICS
Grace Sai
CEO & Co-Founder, Impact Hub Singapore & Managing Partner, Hub Ventures Fund
Barb Dossetter
MD Advisory Service - Asia Pacific, CIO Connect Pte, Singapore
Caroline Prendergast
People Director, Global Digital and Asia, Aviva
Roshan Vaswani
Executive News Editor, CNBC
Vicki Treadell
British High Commissioner to Malaysia
Piyush Gupta
CEO & Director, DBS Group
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