Campaign Editorial
Oct 25, 2023

Women to Watch Asia Pacific 2023: The marcomms trailblazers making a difference

Meet the 30 inspiring women from various marcomms domains in Asia Pacific, advancing the industry with their expertise and impact. They are the Women to Watch 2023.

Women to Watch Asia Pacific 2023: The marcomms trailblazers making a difference

Campaign Asia-Pacific, in collaboration with EssenceMediacom, proudly presents a formidable line-up of 30 exceptional women who are defining new frontiers in the business and marcomms industry. These trailblazers are testament to the extraordinary female talent flourishing within the Asia Pacific region, defying stereotypes, gender biases, and discrimination. The Women to Watch list, now in its 11th year, serves as a spotlight for the incredible contributions of women in APAC who might otherwise go unnoticed. 

The 2023 Global DEI Consensus survey by WFA, in partnership with Campaign, shows women do not feel any more included at the workplace than they did in the inaugural survey conducted two years ago. Still, the stories of the women featured below will undoubtedly inspire and change that narrative.

We are delighted to publish the journeys of these women; you'll witness how businesses led by women not only thrive commercially but also prioritise their employees and make a lasting impact on their communities. The 11th edition of Women to Watch is a testament to the diversity of industries and geographies in the APAC region. Representing 11 markets, including Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, the women we honour come from independent agencies, agency networks, media publishers, financial services, adtech, martech, PR, healthcare communications and video marketing. Our commitment to inclusivity means that age is not a determining factor; you'll find a mix of seniority among these exceptional women, from industry veterans with decades of experience to rising stars with just a few years under their belts.

What unites them is a shared trajectory for future growth. We have no doubt that each woman on this list has more remarkable achievements on the horizon. The process of selecting these women wasn’t easy. Our senior editorial team and an external jury meticulously evaluated business achievements, leadership qualities, collaboration, and the impact they've made on the industry through their work and passions. The competition was stiff, and all the nominees were truly impressive. To those who didn't make the list, please know that there will be more opportunities to be recognised as diversity, equity, and inclusion remain core pillars of Campaign Asia-Pacific.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to the individuals and companies who submitted nominations and endorsements, acknowledging the effort it takes to highlight deserving individuals. We hope Women to Watch will serve as a constant source of inspiration for rising stars in the industry and a testament to the exceptional talent this region has to offer. Congratulations to the 2023 class of Women to Watch Asia Pacific, an extraordinary group of women who are propelling the industry forward. 

The 2023 Women to Watch (in alphabetical order by given name):

Audrey Low
Mindshare
China
Cat Lyon
Half Rhino
Singapore
BlueCurrent Group
Hong Kong
Christina Vacharanetr
Zenith
Thailand
Cindy Eliza Vaz
Mediabrands
Malaysia
Grace Huang
Yahoo
Taiwan
Media OutReach Newswire
Hong Kong
Jessica Wu
Mindshare
China
UM Worldwide
China
Justine Leong
WhiteGrey 
Australia
Kat Limchoc
Publicis Groupe
Philippines
Kelly Pon
BBH
China
BBDO  
China
Lucy Han
Weber Shandwick
South Korea
The Hoffman Agency
Singapore
Melanie Spencer
Thompson Spencer
New Zealand
Melissa Laurie
Oysterly
Singapore
Natalie Gardiner
Circular
Singapore
Avian WE
India
Spark Foundry 
New Zealand
Elesi Studios
Philippines
Invnt Group
Singapore
InMobi 
Singapore
Digitas
Singapore
HSBC
Hong Kong
EssenceMediacom  
Singapore
Wavemaker
China
GroupM
Australia
BBDO 
South Korea
Tencent 
China

Read about previous Women to Watch:
 20222021 | 20202019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2012

 

Source:
Campaign Asia

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