Awards Categories

For all categories, we will be awarding one GOLD WINNER only. In cases where there are three 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.

Individual Categories

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 honed business acumen and strong industry networks. Open to professionals with executive-level positions or industry equivalent and recognised by others as exceptional leaders.

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. The winner will be a woman who has not only set the standard for creative excellence but also raised the bar.

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. The 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 shifts and continue to create innovative new paths to change the status quo. The 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 that they have initiated, launched, and developed during the eligibility period.

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 will maximise 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 August 2021.

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.

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 honed business acumen and strong industry networks. Open to professionals who are at the age of 35 or under as of 31 August 2021. The nominee should be holding a managerial position.

Company Category:

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.

Campaign Categories:

Diversity Campaign

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

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.

Special Categories:

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.