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Q1: What is the purpose of the awards?

The Women of Influence Awards is AmCham's annual signature and one of the most important initiatives that recognizes women, male allies and companies that have demonstrated an exemplary level of achievement in Hong Kong.  

In total there are eight awards, six for individual woman, one for a company, and one for a woman/man who will be recognized as a champion for women.

Q2: Do I need to be an American citizen, or an AmCham member to be part of it? 

Candidates are not required to be US citizens, to work for a US corporation or to be an AmCham member. For a company submission, candidates are not required to be US-based entities. 

Everyone is welcome to nominate themselves or to be nominated, as long as the candidate, whether an individual or a company, has a strong impact and demonstrable link to Hong Kong. 

Q3: How much does it cost to apply for awards?

Application submission is complimentary and all winners will receive an AmCham WOI Awards Commemorative Trophy, and will be included in the press release following the award ceremony. 

Q4: Can I nominate someone for more than one category?

You may not nominate the same person for more than one category. Candidates can only be nominated and awarded in one category only.

Q5: How do I nominate for an award or how can I nominate? Can I nominate myself? 

All award nominations should be submitted via the nomination form. You can nominate individuals or an organization. You can nominate multiple individuals and/or organizations. You can also self-nominate.

Nominations must be submitted online and will be confirmed via email. Once the nominations have been submitted, we will notify you if any additional steps are required (i.e. additional material required if the application was incomplete or requires verification).

Q6: What are the deadlines to apply?

Award nominations are open until Friday, September 16, 2022 (11:59pm HKT). Please make sure to submit the nomination before the deadline. Submission after the deadline won't be considered.  

Q7: What's the timeline of the judging process and award ceremony? 


Nominations deadline

  • September 16, 2022 (11:59 pm HKT)

The judging panel will make its final choices from a shortlist of nominees in each category

  • October 17, 2022

Notification to all successful and unsuccessful nominees

  • November 1, 2022

Announcement of top 3 finalists of each category:

  • From December 6 onwards

Announcement of 19th WOI Awards winners

  • February 21 2023 - LIVE! At the AmCham WOI Awards Presentation Ceremony 

Q8: We are a sponsor of the WOI Conference this year. Can we be a nominee? 

As a sponsor, your directors, managers and employees can be nominated for individual awards. However, for justice and fairness, the company cannot be nominated for the Best Company Championing Women award. 

Q9: Besides nomination, how can I participate and be part of the WOI Awards Ceremony?

We would love to have you participate.

For corporations: we are looking for corporate champions to sponsor this annual signature event of AmCham. If you would like to become a sponsor, or would like to support us via other means, please send us a message to Miss Charlie Chan at 

For Individuals: the WOI conference event will be held in person in 2023 - further details will be announced shortly! 

We look forward to meeting you in person there.

Q10: What if I still have other questions?

AmCham team and WOI committee are here to help, please send a message with your questions to Miss Charlie Chan at