Early-bird Deadline: 26 February, 2021

Entry Deadline: Tuesday, 23 March, 2021

Late Deadline: 31 March, 2021

Introduction

Campaign’s 5th Women Leading Change Awards is setting out to celebrate women who lead, inspire, and motivate greatness across Asia-Pacific and champion the advancement of women in the marketing communications industry.As part of Campaign’s programme to drive diversity and inclusion, the Women Leading Change Awards have celebrated the achievements of hundreds of outstanding women, from business leaders and change makers to trailblazers and rising stars from across Asia-Pacific’s marketing communications industry.

In 2021, we invite you to nominate 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.

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

We look forward to receiving your entries!

Good Luck!

Atifa Silk
Managing Director
Campaign Asia-Pacific

General Guidelines & Information

WHO SHOULD ENTER

We recognise nominees who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and fostered groundbreaking innovation, savvy strategists, and game changers.

ELIGIBILITY PERIOD

All entries should relate to achievements ONLY during the period1 January 2020 – 31 March 2021.

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.

DATES & DEADLINES

Early Bird Entry Deadline: Friday, 26 February 2021

Entry Deadline:  Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Late Entry Deadline:  Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Shortlist Announcement: Monday, 17 May, 2021

Winner Announcement: Tuesday, 8 June, 2021

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

ENTRY FEE

Early Bird Entry Fee: HKD2,250

Entry Fee: HKD2,500

Late Entry Fee: HKD2,950

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 though to judging and Haymarket Media Limited will retain the right to claim for the unpaid entry fee.

Shortlist

2020

Winner

2020

Archive

Interested to find out who are the winners?

2020 Judges

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

Abhinav Sharma

Head of Global Event Marketing and Alumni Relations, Asia Pacific, Citi
Citi

Anita Munro

Managing Director APAC
L'Atelier

Annette Male

CEO, APAC
Wunderman Thompson

Atifa Silk

Brand Director
Campaign Asia-Pacific

Bob Grove

Chief Client and Operations Officer APAC
Edelman Asia Pacific

Dhiren Amin

Chief Marketing Officer, Asia
KraftHeinz ABC Indonesia

Jane Lin-Baden

Managing Partner, APAC & Chief Executive Officer, North Asia
Publicis Groupe

Lydia Lee

President, China
Weber Shandwick 

Maria Yolanda Crisanto

Chief Sustainability Officer & SVP
Globe Telecom, Inc.

Nikhil Tivary

Marketing Head APAC
Johnson & Johnson Vision

Rose Huskey

CEO, South East Asia
Wavemaker

Siew Ting Foo

Global Vice President, Marketing Strategy and Planning , Print
HP Inc

Sindhuja Rai

Director, Media, Asia Pacific Middle East & Africa
Mondelēz International

Susie Wong

Chief Digital & Marketing Officer
Fuji Xerox Singapore Pte Ltd

Tripti Lochan

Co-CEO
VMLY&R Asia

Vishnu Mohan

Chairman & CEO, India & South East Asia
Havas

Wendy Walker

Senior Director Marketing Asia Pacific
Salesforce

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 (NEW)

    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 (NEW)

    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 (NEW)

    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 31 March 2021.

  • Sustainability Leader (NEW)

    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.

  • 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 31 March 2021. The nominee should have 5-10 years of professional experience, and a managerial position.

  • Diverse-Inclusive Workplace (NEW)

    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.

  • Diversity Campaign (NEW)

    This award recognises any campaign that combines effective delivery of its core marketing message with a strong focus on ‘difference’ and diversity.

  • Mental Health Awareness Campaign (NEW)

    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.

  • Women Leadership Program of the Year

    This award is set out to recognise leadership as an individual, team or company who has demonstrated growing talent, creating an engaging workplace, mastering communication and collaboration, influencing others, effectively managing cross cultural credibility and trust.

  • Women Leading Change of the Year

    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 succeed.

Campaign Leading Change Conference

When Leading Change was born in 2017, the objective was simple but the route to change remains a challenge today. For real diversity, we must continue to work at it, evaluate and scrutinise our progress, and encourage change at every roadblock. Are our workforces representative of the incredible diversity we have in this vibrant region? Is the media we put out, the creativity and the ideas, representing real people or falling into stereotyping tropes? Could we be doing more to create inclusive cultures to attract much-needed talent into the industry? And what does diversity look like in the new decade?

We must have open dialogue and hold each other to account in order to grow and prosper. Campaign Leading Change’s purpose is to offer this platform and to promote a healthy industry in Asia-Pacific.

This starts today, with new research, a refreshed Mandate for Change and a 12 month plan to help get APAC on the right track. We want you to join us on this journey.

Join us for a day of forward-looking discussions, practical exercises and networking with industry’s change champions. Whatever your position or discipline, change involves the whole industry so register your interest today to be part of the conversation on shaping a better future for talent.

2020 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:
Gareth Scott
Commercial Director SEA
Direct: +65 6579 0556
Email: gareth.scott@haymarket.asia

Contact Us

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Commercial Director, Southeast Asia

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