Awards FAQAwards FAQ

Q1: What is the purpose of the awards?

The Women of Influence Awards is AmCham's annual signature event and one of the most important initiatives that recognizes women, male allies, and organizations that have demonstrated an exemplary level of action in the empowerment of women and championing diversity and inclusion in Hong Kong. 

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 free-of-charge and all winners will receive an AmCham WOI Awards Commemorative Trophy.

Q4: How do I nominate someone for an award? 

Nomination is closed. 

Q5: Should someone nominate me to be considered for the award?

You do not have to be nominated to be considered for the awards.

Q6: Can I nominate someone for more than one category?

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

Q7: What is the deadline to apply?

Award nominations are open until November 1, 2023 (11:59 pm HKT). Please make sure to submit nominations before the deadline. Submissions after the deadline won't be considered.  

Q8: What's the timeline of the judging process and award ceremony? 

Nominations deadline

  • November 1, 2023 (11:59 pm HKT)

Announcement of top 3 finalists of each category:

  • Early January, 2024

Announcement of 20th WOI Awards winners

  • March 2024 - LIVE! At the AmCham WOI Awards Presentation Ceremony 

Q9: 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, due to fairness concerns, the company cannot be nominated for the Best Company Championing Women award. 

Q10: Besides submitting nominations, 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 sponsors to support this annual signature event of AmCham. If you would like to become a sponsor or would like to support us via other means, please contact Michael Stewart, Director of Membership and Events at

For Individuals: The WOI conference event will be held in person in 2024 - further details will be announced shortly! 

We look forward to meeting you in person there.