After the success of our inaugural 2018 Awards, we are delighted to be holding our second Women of the Future Awards Southeast Asia in March 2019.  The awards will once again aim to build a platform to showcase regional emerging leaders, who are tomorrow’s game-changers, disrupting stereotypes and driving positive impactful change

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 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 16th 2018
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 will open 16th July 2018.
Submissions close
Submissions close
October 17, 2018
Nominations will close on October 17, 2018. All nominations are reviewed by the shortlist committee and five candidates per category will be shortlisted for the 2019 awards. Shortlisted candidates are invited to a judging day for a short interview with their category judges.
Judging day
Judging day
December 5th, 2018
Shortlisted candidates are invited to a judging day for a short interview with their category judges. The judging will take place in Singapore at a date to be confirmed.
Awards evening
Awards evening
March 21st 2019
The winners will be announced at the gala dinner at the Hilton Singapore.

View Winners & Shortlist 2019

Year wise Winners & 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.

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 South East Asia are open to all women aged 35 or under (candidates must be aged 35 or under on March 21, 2019). Candidates must be citizens and residents of one of the countries highlighted in this map:
Eligibility Criteria
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Programme - TBC

  • Drinks reception
  • Welcome speeches
  • Dinner
  • Awards presentation
  • Presentation ends and networking

Ticket prices

  • Individual rateS$350
  • Table of 10S$3500
Terms & Conditions for booking
Please note cancellations received in writing before February 27, 2019 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.
Phil Pomford
General Manager, Global Enterprise eCommerce – Asia Pacific, Worldpay
Bee Kheng Tay
Managing Director, Singapore & Brunei, Cisco
Dan Wasik
Head of Talent Outreach, Google Asia Pacific
Dessi Silassie
Vice President APAC general Counsel & Global Head of IP Legal , IHS Markit
James Crabtree
Writer, Journalist & Author
Peta Latimer
CEO Singapore, Mercer
Sarita Singh
Director, Facebook
Wincel Kaufmann
Vice President, Blackrock, Asia Square Tower One
Anuradha Purbey
People Director, South East Asia, Aviva
Roshan Vaswani
Executive News Editor, CNBC Asia
Rupen Desai
Vice President for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Edelman
Soo Shea Pin
Barrister-at-Law & Entrepreneur
Uma Thana Balasingam
Vice President, Channels & Sales, Asia Pacific Japan, Riverbed Technology
Alexandra McKenzie
Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission Singapore
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
Torie Henderson
CEO, South East Asia & India, Omnicom Media Group
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
Vicki Treadell
British High Commissioner to Malaysia
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