We are delighted to be holding our third Women of the Future Awards Southeast Asia in March 2020. 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
July 22nd 2019
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 22nd July 2019.
Submissions close
Submissions close
October 2nd, 2019
Nominations will close on October 2nd, 2019. All nominations are reviewed by the shortlist committee and five candidates per category will be shortlisted for the 2020 awards. Shortlisted candidates are invited to a judging day for a short interview with their category judges.
Judging day
Judging day
November 27th, 2019
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 Show
Awards Show
June 25th 2020
The winners will be announced virtually at 8pm SGT and will be streamed directly from our website.

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Year wise Winners & Shortlist

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 South East Asia are open to all women aged 35 or under (candidates must be aged 35 or under on March 18, 2020). Candidates must be citizens and residents of one of the countries highlighted in this map:
Eligibility Criteria
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  • 6.30pmDrinks reception
  • 7.10pmWelcome 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.
Simon Michaels
Principal Advisor, Mayfair Private
Will Myles
Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific RICS
Nichola Rastrick
Consumer Insights Director, Asia, Netflix
John Lombard
Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific NTT Ltd.
Angelene Chan
CEO, DP Architects
Phil Pomford
General Manager, Global Enterprise eCommerce – Asia Pacific, Worldpay
Dan Wasik
Head of Talent Outreach, Google Asia Pacific
Dessi Silassie
Vice President APAC general Counsel & Global Head of IP Legal , IHS Markit
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
Head of News and Programming, Asia Pacific, CNBC International
Soo Shea Pin
Barrister-at-Law & Entrepreneur
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
Barb Dossetter
MD Advisory Service - Asia Pacific, CIO Connect Pte, Singapore
Vicki Treadell
British High Commissioner to Malaysia
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