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We are excited to announce our finalists for the following 2021 WOI Awards! 

Professional of the Year:

  • Lorna Chen, Asia Regional Managing Partner and Head of Greater China, Shearman & Sterling
  • Marcia Ellis, Partner and Global Chair of the Private Equity Group, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Angel Ng, CEO Hong Kong and Macau, Citi

Young Achiever of the Year:

  • Olivia Cotes-James, Founder and CEO, LUÜNA Naturals
  • Anushka Purohit, CEO, Breer Limited
  • Lani Tao, Global Accounts Director, Steelcase

Entrepreneur of the Year:

  • Sarah Garner, Founder & CEO, Retykle
  • Sharlene Jacquier, Director, Joint Dynamics Limited
  • Kirti Lad, Executive Director, Meraki Executive Search and Consulting

Non-Profit Leader of the Year:

  • Terri Appel, Executive Director, Generations Christian Education
  • Cora Chu, Chief Executive Officer, Dialogue in the Dark (HK) Foundation Limited
  • Fiona Nott, CEO, The Women's Foundation

Master of the Arts:

  • Heidi Lee, Executive Director, Hong Kong Ballet
  • Bhakti Mathur, Founder, Anjana Publishing Ltd.
  • Leanne Nicholls, Founder & Artistic Director, The City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong 

Leading Woman on Boards:

  • Loretta Fong, Partner, PwC
  • Olivia Wong, Board Chair, Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong
  • Winnie Wong, JP, CEO & Executive Director, Asia Insurance Co. Ltd. & Avo Insurance Co., Ltd.

Champion for the Advancement of Women:

  • Suresh Balaji , Regional Head of Marketing, Asia Pacific; Global Head of Marketing, Insurance, HSBC
  • Jeremy Sheldon, Head of Leasing Advisory, APAC, JLL
  • Adrian Warr, CEO Hong Kong, Taiwan & Thailand and APAC Employee Experience Leader, Edelman

Leading Woman in STEM:

  • Rosa Chan, Associate Professor - Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
  • Ying Chau, Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
  • Irene Wong , Chairman / Founder & CEO, ixFintech

Leading Woman in SPORTS:

  • Stephanie Au, Full Time Elite Athlete, Hong Kong China Swimming Association
  • Camille Cheng, Athlete, Hong Kong China Swimming Association
  • Samantha Scott, Head of Women's Rugby Development, Hong Kong Rugby Union

Best Company for Women

  • Sun Life
  • Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
  • The Executive Centre