About Women In Asia – 50 Most Influential

Tenacious. Creative. Instinctive. Women all over the world have embraced and lived these qualities.

Here in Asia, women not only imbibed these qualities, their growing influence have created lasting impact in both their professional fields and personal lives. These women are bold dreamers, trendsetters, leaders and visionaries. Their relentless attitude and strength have led to significant economic, political and social impact. Demonstrating leadership, tenacity and inspiration, each of these women have the common trait of championing groundbreaking feats and accomplished extraordinary achievements. They have in all paved the way for future generations of women to emulate.

Women in Asia – 50 Most Influential (WIA) is an inaugural programme comprising 3 parts: digital and online exposure spotlighting all 50 WIA honorees, a 5-episode televised series for selected 20 women to be aired on Channel NewsAsia, and a finale power breakfast forum.

Produced by SingEx, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings Singapore, and presented by Standard Chartered Bank, in collaboration with knowledge partners EY and Singapore Management University, Women in Asia honours the lives and triumphs of the continent’s most influential.

Nomination categories

  • Business/Corporate (entrepreneurs and business founders, C-suite and board members, professionals)
  • Public sector (civil servants, grassroots leaders)
  • Social entrepreneur/Philanthropists (founders/owners of social enterprises, leaders of NGOs)

Please note that nomination is now closed.

Judging panel

WIA 2018 nominees have been evaluated according to the eligibility criteria set by knowledge partner EY, by the sterling panel of judges listed below:


View Judges Profile


WIA – the televised series premieres on Channel NewsAsia this August 2018. The 5-part series co-created by SingEx and Channel NewsAsia shines the spotlight on the lives and stories of selected 20 honorees. 

The WIA programme concludes with a closed-door finale Power breakfast forum in September 2018, where our esteemed honourees of 2018, select C-level industry guests and corporate partners will be invited for a morning of fruitful discourse and camaraderie, served alongside a tantalising breakfast menu specially curated for the event.


Presenting Sponsor

Knowledge Partners

For more information on sponsorship packages and opportunities, please email us at womeninasia@singex.com.