Chadatip Chutrakul, chief executive officer of Siam Piwat Co, has been named among eight winners of the Asian Women Leadership Awards.
The inaugural awards are a joint initiative by China Daily and Asia News Network. The awards will be presented on Tuesday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The winners are:
lRebecca Brosnan, managing director, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd;
lChadatip Chutrakul, CEO, Siam Piwat Co;
lPansy Ho, managing director, Shun Tak Holdings, Macau;
lDianna Lee, group CEO, Country Heights Holdings, Malaysia;
lChristine Loh, undersecretary for the environment, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government;
lBenedicte Nolens, senior director, Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission
lJing Ulrich, managing director, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Chinese mainland; and
lMiriam Yeung, celebrated actress and singer, Media Asia Group Holdings, Hong Kong.
The award recognises dynamic, successful and dedicated Asian women who are agents of change in their societies, and those who are role models in entrepreneurship, innovation, charity and the empowerment of women. This is the first international award for female Asian leaders.
The awards will be presented jointly by Zhou Li, editorial board member, China Daily Group, and publisher and editor-in-chief, China Daily Asia Pacific; Pana Janviroj, executive director, Asia News Network; and Vincent Lo, chairman, Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
The eight winners will speak at a roundtable called "Leading Asia: Women as Change Agents, Innovators and Entrepreneurs" at the Asia Financial Forum.
The roundtable will cover how women can take ownership of their lives and in turn energise society, and how the "women divide" can be capitalised on as an advantage for all, according to Alex Wan, senior adviser to China Daily Asia Pacific.
Women’s participation and leadership are imperative for competitiveness and success in the private and public sectors.
How should the society enable women as change agents, innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders? What should we do to capitalise |on and realise the "Women Divide"?