We are delighted to be be launching our fifth Women of the Future Awards Southeast Asia in May 2022. The awards will once again aim to build a platform to showcase regional emerging leaders – those who are not afraid to question stereotypes, break boundaries and drive positive change with courage, hard work and determination.

This initiative 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 for our first awards outside of the UK?

Talent shortages are more widespread in Asia than any other region – more than 48% of Asia Pacific employees say that talent shortages pose 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
May 2022
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 and technology. Nominations for the Awards will open in May 2022 (Date TBC)
Submissions close
Submissions close
September 2022
Nominations will close in September 2022 (Date TBC) All nominations are reviewed by the shortlist committee and five candidates per category will be shortlisted for the 2022 awards. Shortlisted candidates are invited to a judging day for a short interview with their category judges.
Judging Week
Judging Week
October 2022
Shortlisted candidates are invited to a short virtual interview with their category judges, at some point over the course of the week.
Awards Show
Awards Show
November 2022
The winners will be announced at an in person awards dinner in November 2022

View Shortlist 2021

Year wise Winners & Shortlist

An award recognising the rising female stars of sport.

This award is for dedicated businesswomen, 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 individual and 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 law, medicine, architecture, accounting, insurance and 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 female professionals 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.

This award recognises active mentors behind the success of younger women in Southeast Asia. This award pays tribute to some of the most influential and unsung heroes and heroines who are strengthening the pipeline of female talent in the region. The award is open to men and women of all ages. They do not have to be citizens of the countries but have to have lived in Southeast Asia for at least 2 years.

Eligibility criteria
The Women of the Future Awards Southeast Asia are open to all women aged 35 or under (candidates must be aged 35 or under on the 31st December 2021) Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of one of the countries highlighted in this map:
Eligibility Criteria
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  • 6.30pmDrinks reception
  • 7.10pmWelcome speeches
  • 7.30pmDinner
  • 8.45pmAwards presentation
  • 10.15pmNetworking

Ticket prices

  • Individual rateS$350
  • Table of 10S$3500
Terms & Conditions for booking
Please note cancellations received in writing before February 27, 2020 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.
Our judges are senior leaders with a broad experience across industry.
Stephanie Pierce
Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Dr Bridget Kustin
Research Fellow, Qualitative Lead, Said Business School, University of Oxford
Arno Kamm
General Manager, Roche Services and Solutions, APAC
Piyush Gupta – Chair of the Judging Panel
CEO & Director, DBS Group
Shabana Badami
Head of Search & Shopping Solutions, Google SEA
Caroline Williams
Director of Open Executive Education, Saïd Business School
Vandita Pant
Chief Commercial Officer, BHP
Ginggay Hontiveros – Malvar
Vice President for Reputation Management & Sustainability at Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc
Simon Michaels
Principal Advisor, Mayfair Private
Nichola Rastrick
Consumer Insights Director, Asia, Netflix
John Lombard
Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific NTT Ltd.
Phil Pomford
General Manager, Global Enterprise eCommerce – Asia Pacific, Worldpay
Dessi Silassie
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and Global Head of Legal for IP, Financial Services & Asia Pacific, IHS Markit
Peta Latimer
CEO Singapore, Mercer
Sarita Singh
Director, Facebook
Wincel Kaufmann
Vice President, Blackrock, Asia Square Tower One
Soo Shea Pin
Barrister-at-Law & Entrepreneur
Alexandra McKenzie
Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy, Bangkok
Sharmin Reehman
Head of Business Development, Tech, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
William James Jones
Principal - Real Estate Procurement, Rio Tinto
Roshni Pandey
Founder & CEO Lexicon; Co-Founder FutureWise; Founder TRIBE
Barb Dossetter
MD Advisory Service - Asia Pacific, CIO Connect Pte, Singapore
Advisory Board
Our Advisory Board provide invaluable support and advice from across different countries and sectors in the region.
Sanjeev Bhalla
Group CEO, KNS
Ivy Kamadjaja
Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of PT Kamadjaja Logistic
Abigail Tan
CEO, St Giles Hotels Group – UK , Europe & North America
Natasha Burroughs
Senior Civil Servant, Office for Investment, Department for International Trade, UK Government
Dr Elaine Kim
Co-Founder and CEO, Trehaus
Ginggay Hontiveros – Malvar
Vice President for Reputation Management & Sustainability,Aboitiz Ventures Inc
Alexandra Mckenzie
Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy, Bangkok
Monypich Sou
Co-Founder and CEO, Tube Café Co,. Ltd
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