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Campaign’s Women Leading Change Awards for Asia-Pacific 2022 are now open for entries, inviting nominations for outstanding women who lead, inspire, and motivate greatness in the marketing communications community.

As part of Campaign’s commitment to promoting the advancement of diversity, inclusion, and equality in the marcoms industry, these awards, now in their 6th year, celebrate the achievements of the region’s business leaders, change makers, trailblazers, and rising stars.

We invite you to help us recognise the women who, over the last 12 months, have shown outstanding leadership and fostered groundbreaking innovation in the media, advertising, PR, and marketing industries, as well as the future leaders of tomorrow.

You may nominate yourself or any women, team and businesses that have inspired you and made an impact in your community.

We look forward to celebrating your achievements and championing the advancement of women in 2022.

Good Luck!

Atifa Silk
Managing Director
Campaign Asia-Pacific

General Guidelines & Information


WWe are open to individual nominees, teams and companies which have demonstrated outstanding leadership, fostered groundbreaking innovation, driven change in their respective industry, and making an impact to the community during the eligibility period.


All entries should relate to achievements ONLY during the period 1 January 2021 – 29 March 2022.

Written entries that do not focus on the eligibility period but include achievements outside the eligibility period, will be disqualified. The Organiser reserves the right to reject any work it feels does not comply with the spirit of the awards.


Early Bird Entry Deadline: Friday, 25 February 2022

Entry Deadline:  Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Final Entry Deadline:  Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Shortlist Announcement: Wednesday, 11 May, 2022

Winner Announcement: Wednesday, 1 June, 2022

Note: All cut-off times for respective deadlines are at 6PM HK time (UTC/GMT +8:00).


Early Bird Entry Fee: HKD2,400

Entry Fee: HKD2,660

Final Entry Fee: HKD3,150

Entry fees are payable in Hong Kong Dollars (HKD).

A separate fee is payable for each entry submission.

Entry fees are due at the time of submission and are non-refundable.

Entry submissions which are not paid for will NOT proceed through to judging and Haymarket Media Limited will retain the right to claim for the unpaid entry fee.






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2022 Judges

This year’s Women Leading Change Awards judging panel will include an independent jury consisting of industry experts, and client marketers from across Asia-Pacific.

Abhinav Sharma

Head of Colleague and Client Services, Asia Pacific

Adrian Warr

CEO, Southeast Asia

Amrita Randhawa

CEO, Singapore and Southeast Asia
Publicis Groupe

Ashutosh Srivastava

GroupM Asia Pacific

Atifa Silk

Managing Director
Haymarket Media Asia

Danielle Jin

Senior Vice President, Marketing APAC
Visa Worldwide

Deepa Dey

Head Comms & Sustainability – Nutrition & Special Projects
Hindustan Unilever

Heeru Dingra

Isobar India Group

Linda Yan

Director of Corporate Affairs & Engagement, North Asia

Mae Loon

MD, Head of APAC Communications
Credit Suisse AG

May Seow

MD, Head of Digital Content
Standard Chartered Bank

Melissa Wong

Head of Marketing
FrieslandCampina Singapore

Minali Shah

Director, Global Marketing

Rahul Asthana

Managing Director

Rose Huskey

Chief Client Officer, APAC

Sapna Chadha

VP of Marketing, Google India and SEA

Siew Ting Foo

Chief Marketing Officer, Greater Asia
HP Inc

Stephanie Brown

Global Brand Strategist

Sudesh Thevasenabathy

Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Asia
Manulife Asia

Taiwing Tian


Wendy Walker

Vice President Marketing, APAC

Awards Category

For all categories we will be awarding one GOLD WINNER only. In cases where there are 3 or fewer entries in the category, judges will unanimously decide whether there should be a shortlist and/or whether an entry is awarded in the final round of Judging. A Commendation might be awarded subject to judges’ discretion.

  • Business Leader

    This award recognises women who have not only achieved growth for their businesses but also demonstrated strategic direction during the eligibility period, through a honed business acumen and strong industry networks.

    Open to professionals with 15+ years of professional experience, with executive level position or industry equivalent and recognised by others as an exceptional leader.

  • CEO of the Year

    This award recognises any women CEOs who have excelled in providing demonstrated leadership that has been critical to the success of their organisations.

    Open to all leaders, owners, entrepreneurs, founders, employed professionals, and self-employed women who promote excellence among CEOs and C-Level executives and high professional standards amongst peers.

  • Creative Captain

    This award recognises inspirational women whose work and ideas have generated consumer excitement through top-of-class creative thinking. Winner will be a woman who has not only set the standard for creative excellence but also raised the bar.

  • Diversity & Inclusion Champion

    *This category is open to both men/women who champion D&I.

    This award recognises men/women within any level in the business who have made exceptional contributions, influenced, or brought cultural change to championing diversity, equality, and inclusion.

  • Entrepreneurship of the Year

    This award recognises an entrepreneur who has demonstrated exemplary leadership traits. Open to women who work in a private-sector business entity in owning a business in operation for at least three years.

    Must be a Founder or Co-Founder of an organisation and be currently engaged in an active role.

  • Fintech Woman Leader

    This award recognises an individual's achievement and contribution in leading the fintech-related areas of financial services. Winner will be a woman leader who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and made a significant impact on the success of their companies and continue to drive innovation and growth.

  • Game Changer

    This award recognises visionary leaders with game-changing ideas using innovative techniques that led to behaviour shift and continue to create innovative new paths to change the status quo.

    Winner will be a woman who has demonstrated exceptional commitment and made a significant change to diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace.

  • HR Management Champion

    This award recognises an individual who is innovative and driving change that demonstrated excellence with great leadership, communication, and strategy planning to drive results and transformation.

  • Innovator of the Year

    This award is set to recognise individual women who lead innovation which they have initiated, launched, and developed during the eligibility period with 8+ years of experience.

  • Mentor of the Year

    This award recognises outstanding leadership and implementation of a mentorship program and personal development.

    The mentor/coach should have a minimum of one full year of mentoring/coaching one or more mentee(s); 8+ years of leadership/excellent track record of staff engagement/retention and acted as an inspiration to men/women.

  • Rising Star

    This award recognises young women who have set themselves apart from their peers, have shown early success in their field, and who will maximize their full potential to be the next generation of women leaders in the industry.

    Open to professionals who are at the age of 30 or under as of 29 March 2022.

  • Sustainability Leader

    The award recognises a women leader who is leading change through sustainability strategies and initiatives. A catalyst for change to advance sustainable development goals and drive strategic growth.

  • Technology Chief

    This award recognises outstanding women who have worked to ignite positive change through the introduction of new technology to the industry. An exceptional woman leader who has contributed in a profound way to our understanding of technology or deployment of new tech.

  • Vision Leader

    This award recognises an exceptional woman leader who has contributed in a profound way to our understanding of female leadership in the industry who has demonstrated the highest level of performance, exhibited strong business acumen, and displayed a strong sphere of influence outside and within her organisation.

  • Women's Advancement Champion (NEW)

    *This category opens to both men/women who champion women advancement.

    This award recognises men/women leaders (VP/Director level of above) who have successfully transitioned the advancement of women in business in Asia Pacific Region.

  • Young Business Leader

    This award recognises women who have not only achieved growth for their businesses but also demonstrated strategic direction, leadership competencies during the eligibility period, through a honed business acumen and strong industry networks.

    Open to professionals who are at the age of 35 or under as of 29 March 2022. The nominee should have 5-10 years of professional experience, and managerial position.

  • Best Company for Women (NEW)

    This award sets out to recognise companies that provided a positive and supportive workplace for women, driving and developing practices that ensure women have a fair and positive work experience and opportunity to contribute and develop talent personally and professionally.

    The eligible companies will need to have a minimum of 60% of full-time employees that are women and with a minimum of 30% women employees are in the management team/leadership positions.

  • Diverse-Inclusive Workplace

    This award recognises companies that excelled in supporting diversity and inclusion and how they foster an environment of authentic respect and trust in the workplace. Workplace diversity may refer to age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, physical conditions, LGBTIQ, culture diversity, etc.

  • Health & Wellbeing Awards

    This award recognises and celebrates the achievements of organisations for an outstanding contribution to, and promotion of health and wellbeing.

  • Best CSR Campaign (NEW)

    This award recognises any campaign that promoted gender equality through community engagement and partnerships. Engagement may include integrating gender equality into their sustainability strategies, CSR, or philanthropy programs, collaborating with NGOs or other organisations.

  • Mental Health Awareness Campaign

    This award recognises any campaign that successfully drove awareness of mental health and helped reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

  • Women Leading Change Campaign

    This award recognises any brand campaigns that addressed local, regional, or global issues around diversity and inclusivity, including non-profit campaigns that have spearheaded change, tackled stereotypes, and spread the culture of change in supporting diversity, equality, and inclusion with a clearly defined social purpose.

  • Woman Leading Change of the Year - sponsored by GroupM

    This award recognises an inspiring woman who has made a significant and long-term business contribution to creating smarter and more inclusive working environments during the eligibility period.

    As a role model or mentor that shows dedication to the advancement of women in their industry, how she demonstrated the ability to change and how to lead change effectively and showing exemplary leadership abilities that enable others to success.

2022 Partners

All partners benefit from exposure to the Campaign audience via a multi-channel marketing campaign, providing ample opportunities for prospective clients to engage with your brand before, during and after the event.

For more information on partnership opportunities please contact:
Richard Fahy
Commercial Director, Campaign Asia-Pacific
Direct: +65 9111 5760
Email: richard.fahy@haymarket.asia

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