Young Change Maker
This will be awarded to a woman under the age of 30 who has demonstrated strong leadership potential and contributed above and beyond her peer group, delivering actionable and trackable change for women – whether by establishing a nonprofit organization focused on a specific issue of concern for women, setting up a start-up that is developing a product or service that would have a significant impact on women's lives or working within an established organization or corporation to make a difference for women's lives and careers.
Leading Woman Entrepreneur
This will be awarded to a woman demonstrating outstanding success in founding, managing, and scaling her own business, organisation, or non-profit, her advocacy, power and Influence, and her community involvement and responsibility.
Champion for Women
This will be awarded to a leader in the empowerment, inclusion, and development of women in Hong Kong, advocating for equal rights, opportunities, and visible change in policies and organizational cultures.
Leading Woman in Arts, Sports, and Leisure
This will be awarded to a woman who has made remarkable contributions to the development of sports, arts, and/or the leisure industry. The winner must demonstrate a strong advocacy for female empowerment through one or more of these activities, as well as actively working to develop career pathways for women. The awardee brings about change not only in these fields, but also in the workplace, at home, in schools, and in other areas of society.
Leading Woman Director or Executive
This will be awarded to a woman who currently holds a C-suite title (or equivalent) or is sitting on the board of a company listed in Hong Kong or on an international exchange, on the board of an NGO or charity board recognized under Section 88 of the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Ordinance, or on subsidiary and joint venture boards.
Woman Champion of Disadvantaged Groups & Minorities
COVID-19 has made apparent the inequalities that minorities and disadvantaged groups in Hong Kong suffer on a daily basis, yet so often they are neglected and forgotten. This category recognises a woman who has taken significant steps to improve the infrastructure that supports Hong Kong's most at-risk, and who strives to develop a quality, reliable, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being.
Woman Change Maker in STEM
This will be awarded to a woman who is a leading personality in a STEM role at her current or past organization and has a proven track record of advocating for increased visibility and opportunities for women in her industry.
Best Company Championing Women
The nominee for this award should be a company that has shown outstanding achievement in supporting the development of women in business and providing innovative work/life programs that develop and facilitate sustainable career pathways for the advancement of women either internally in its own company or through policies that encourage or require diversity in its vendors and service providers. This company will have operations in Hong Kong, must have a clear and strong link with Hong Kong, and submission materials must provide evidence of the nominee's ongoing activities and impact for elevating women in Hong Kong.